Following a cavalcade of leaks (which were all pretty much spot on), Google has finally unveiled the new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.
Both devices are built by HTC, but with Google taking the credit for the design, even going as far as slapping "phone by Google" branding on it.
Here are the tech specs of the new smartphone:
- 5-inch or 5.5-inch high-definition AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 package
- Quad-core CPU with two cores running at 2.15GHz and two low-power cores running at 1.6GHz
- Adreno 530 GPU
- 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM
- 12.3-megapixel rear-camera with f2.0 aperture, 1.55-micron pixels, and gyroscope-based video stabilization
- 8-megapixel front-facing camera
- 32GB or 128GB storage
- USB-C connector
- Headphone jack
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Fingerprint sensor
- 2,770 or 3,450 mAh battery (depending on screen size)
- Fast-charge (7 hours of battery life for a 15-minute charge)
- VR ready
- Android Nougat 7.1
- Three finishes: Quite Black, Very Silver and limited edition Really Blue
The Pixel starts at $649 (128GB version costs $749) and is available for preorder today, with the Pixel XL starting at $769 (128GB version costs $869).
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