It’s here! Google finally released its Google Pixel Phone and Google Pixel Phone XL last October 4, 2016 in San Francisco, California, USA. Rick Osterloh, the Senior Vice President of hardware at Google headed the launch, which was attended by the media, critics, and other smartphone enthusiasts.
The Google Pixel Event started at 9 AM PT, which introduced its newest smartphones- the Google Pixel Phone and Google Pixel Phone XL. These units would be Google’s high-end contenders to competitor’s flagship devices, like the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S-series. The launch also confirmed the involvement of HTC as the Pixel Phones’ maker, and as talked about in the prior weeks, Google removed introduced its new “G” branding, which could be seen at the lower back of the units.
From the launch, Google Pixel Phone and Google Pixel Phone XL would start selling this month at $649 for Google Pixel Phone with 32 GB and $749 for 128 GB. On the other hand, Google Pixel Phone XL would be sold at $769 for 32 GB and $869 for 128 GB.
Here’s a chart for more details about the Google Pixel Phone and Google Pixel Phone XL specs from the launch:
|Google Pixel Phone||Google Pixel Phone XL|
|Display||5” screen||5.5” screen|
|Resolution||Full HD (1080)||Quad HD (2k)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|Operating System||Android Nougat V 7.1||Android Nougat V 7.1|
|Central Processing Unit (CPU)||Quad Core Snapdragon 821||Quad Core Snapdragon 821|
|Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)||Adreno 530||Adreno 530|
|Memory/Storage||32 GB and 128 GB (no expansion slot)||32 GB and 128 GB (no expansion slot)|
|Camera||12-megapixel f/2.0 Rear and 8-megapixel f/2.0 Front||12-megapixel f/2.0 Rear and 8-megapixel f/2.0 Front|
|Battery||2770 mAh||3450 mAh|
|Colors||Really Blue, Quiet Black, and Very Silver||Really Blue, Quiet Black, and Very Silver|
Apart from these, Google Pixel Phone and Google Pixel Phone XL have these special features: Fingerprint Sensor, Type C USB Connector, Google Daydream VR Ready, and Google Assistant.