Google Pixel, Pixel XL pre-orders to start in India from October 13, here is all you need to know before buying the devices
Google Pixel Pre-Order: In a recent Google Pixel launch event on the 4th of October, tech giants Google announced the release of their next best phone that goes by the name of GOOGLE PIXEL. It is believed to be a very technologically updated smartphone targeting the high budget market.
Note: Google Pixel Preorder Starts On 13th Of October, 2016 In India. The Phone Will Be Exclusively Sold On Flipkart.
Apart from the Google Pixel, another variation that will be introduced is the GOOGLE PIXEL XL. Both these variations are similar in tech while being a little different in Screen Size mainly.
Specifications of Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones
Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with a 5-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED displays with Full HD and Quad HD resolution. The Google phones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor with 4GB RAM. The storage options are 32GB and 128GB.
Both Pixel smartphones come with a 12.3MP rear camera with large 1.55 micron pixels and f/2.0 aperture. It has features like HDR + and Smartburst. The phones support 4K recording and have video-stabilisation as well. The front camera is 8 MP.
The phones come in three colours: Black, Blue and Silver. Blue is limited edition bit and it appears to be sold out in the US already. Both phones are a single-SIM and there is no microSD card.
Google Pixel phones Release Dates in India and pricing
Google Pixel, Pixel XL launch in India in October and the pre-orders start on October 13 on Flipkart. Reliance Digital, Croma stores will also have the new Pixel smartphones.
Pricing starts at Rs 57,000 for 32GB version and Rs 66,000 for 128GB. Pixel XL is Rs 67,000 for 32GB and Rs 76,000 for 128GB. So yes, these are expensive devices, though still cheaper than the new iPhone 7 in India.
Software in the Google Pixel
Google Pixel devices run the Android Nougat 7.1 update and have some exclusive features which you won’t get on any other Android phone, including Nexus. For instance, long pressing on the home button will open up the Google Assistant which is exclusive to Pixel.
Google Assistant is exactly like it is on Google Allo app, and it will do tasks for you like setting alarms, give news updates, search for movies close by, etc.
Google Pixel phones have their own launcher as well with a redesigned app drawer, a new G search bar with only the G logo on top. There’s also no Hangouts app on the Pixel phones and it comes with Allo and Duo installed.
Also Google Pixel users get unlimited storage space for their photos. They can store photos in full resolution, even 4K video on Google Photos. If a user starts running out space on the device, photos will deleted from the device itself and instead backed-up on the cloud, and can be accessed via the Google Photos app. The resolution won’t be lowered.