After days of rumors and leaks, Google finally announced Google Pixel at its hardware launch event in San Francisco. Pixel is Google’s new Android Nougat-based flagship phone and it will be replacing Nexus devices.
The handset is assembled by HTC.It is a 5 inch device made of aluminium case with a glass panel on its back. It is the first phone with Google branding. The only logo Google Pixel will have is a G on the bottom of its back. It is the first phone with Google Assistant on it.
Google said there are five pillars to the pixel: Google Assistant (it’s the first with this built in), Photography, Storage, Communications and Virtual Reality. “It was designed inside and out to be simple and smart,” Google’s Pixel software product management team head Brian Rakowski explained, noting that it features the company’s new Pixel launcher software. Google Assistant is available from any screen, inside an app or on the home screen. Google Assistant, as we learned during Google I/O, is smarter than Google Now. You can ask questions and, thanks to Google’s Knowledge Graph, can continue providing information based on your initial search.
Google Pixel Specification:
- Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm, 143 grams
- Display: 5-inch Full HD AMOLED, 441 ppi, Gorilla Glass 4
- Processor: 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB or 128GB
- Camera: Rear – 12.3MP, f/2.0, 1.55um, OIS. Front – 8MP
- Battery: 2,770 mAh, fast charging
- Other features: fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, NFC, 3.5 mm headphone jack
- OS: Android 7.1
Google is also expected to launch another version of the device, called Google Pixel XL. It will have the same features except for a bigger 5.5 inch screen and more powerful (3,450 mAh) battery.
In India Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be sold exclusively by Flipkart. The price of the phone is yet to be revealed.