Google Pixel and Pixel XL, innovative Android phones with AI assist
The long awaited Google Pixel phones are here, and they are billed flat against the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus phones from Apple. Unveiled at the Google Pixel event the two – Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are tailor-made to reflect the future of AI integrated hardware and software that Google visions. The Pixel phones are made inside out by Google using a few parts sourced from HTC. Both Pixel phones – the Pixel and Pixel XL contain almost the same specs, except that the Pixel has a 5-inch Full-HD AMOLED display while the Pixel XL features Quad HD AMOLED 5.5-inch screen.
The phones included Snapdragon 821 processors, fingerprint reader on the back, 8MP selfie shooters and have 12.3MP rear cameras that promises lag-free photos with special HDR+ mode. The best part, all the photos are stored in the cloud as you click, ensuring your Pixel phone is never cramped for space.
Both the Pixel and Pixel XL feature aerospace grade aluminum body, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 display and pack 2,770mAh and 3,450mAh batteries respectively. Coming in 32GB or 128GB of storage, the phones will run Android 7.0 Nougat, and will be class apart from other Android-based phones thanks to its smart software available on the phone.
Google has tried to build hardware and software of the Pixel phones to empower artificial intelligence. Both Pixel and Pixel XL feature Google Assistant built-in, which is particularly impressive. Call out OK GOOGLE and a command and the AI assist will fetch you with utmost accuracy (most of us have had the glimpse of this ability in Allo app).
In addition to the AI integration, Pixel phones tout an intelligent camera capable of recording 4K videos. The camera also feature image/video stabilization. According to Google, the cameras have enough to convert a host of iPhone lovers, who go for the iPhones for their amazing camera quality.
Sadly, Pixel phones are not waterproof (something you expect the phones of 2016 to be). Nonetheless, these come with USB-C charger that guarantees seven hours of power in just 15 minutes of charging.
The phones also come with 24/7 live support from Google customer care. Phone users can share screen with the customer care and have the problem pin-pointed without having to reach a service center.
Pre-order for the new phones will begin on October 13, Pixel will start at $649 while Pixel XL will start at $769. In India, Pixel phones will be available for pre-orders on Flipkart from October 13. the phones are available in Very Silver, Quite Black and limited-edition Really Blue colors. Really Blue we learn is exclusive to the United States.