Google unveils the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google have announced their latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The new phones will bring a slew of new features, with better specs, and a new design. So let’s right in and see what the new devices from the Android maker has to offer.

The Pixel 2 starts with a 5-inch AMOLED display with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution and the larger Pixel 2 XL will feature a 6-inch P-OLED display with 2,880 x 1,440 resolution. The Pixel 2 has large bezel’s on the front and sides, while the Pixel 2 XL goes for a larger ratio and removes some of the bezel from the front.

It’s clear Google are doing some work to make the devices more aesthetically pleasing, but their not going all out and following the competition too much. Thankfully we have some very solid stereo speakers on the front, which is always a positive.

The smaller brother has a 2,700mAh battery, and the XL has a 3,520mAh battery. That’s where the difference between these devices end.

Inside the pair of devices we have a Snapdragon 835 chipset from Qualcomm with Octa-core (Kryo CPU with 4 x 2.35 GHz & 4 x 1.9 GHz). Adreno 530 GPU. We have 64/128GB’s of storage available, but sadly no MicroSD slot.

The camera side of things will sport a 12.2MP 1/2.6″ sensor with f/1.8 aperture and 1.4 µm pixel size, with OIS and phase detection focus. The front facing camera is a rather decent 8MP 1/3.2″ sensor with f/2.4 lens and 1.4 µm pixel size.

Other specs include Bluetooth 5, Dual-band WiFi up to 802.11AC, USB 3.1 Type-C. Sadly Google have also removed the headphone jack with both Pixel’s needing the included USB Type-C adaptor for a regular 3.5mm connection.

Both devices go up for pre-order today, and will come in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White. The Pixel 2 will cost around €800, and the Pixel 2 XL will cost around €940. Both phones will ship around the 18-19th of October.

Craig O'Sullivan

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