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Google has set out to make the smartphone experience better and bring the best of Google to the most important device in one's life. As such the company recently launched its next generation of Google smartphones the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL along with a new family of hardware.
Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, India and Australia. Pixel 2 comes in two sizes, with the same great features in both. There's the 5-inch Pixel 2 with a crystal-clear cinematic OLED display, which comes in Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. The 6-inch Pixel 2 XL has a razor-sharp P-OLED display which creates a full screen, immersive viewing experience, and comes in Just Black and Black and White.
In India, the Pixel 2 will be priced as: Pixel 2 64GB (Rs 61,000), Pixel 2 128GB (Rs 70,000), Pixel 2 XL 64GB (Rs 73,000), Pixel 2 XL 128GB (Rs 82,000). Pre-orders commence on 26th October 2017, and Pixel 2 will be available for sales in over 1000+ stores across the country and online starting November 1st and Pixel 2 XL will be available for sales in 1000+ stores and online starting November 15th, 2017.
Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL will be available online, exclusively on Flipkart.
That being said, the new Pixel 2 smartphones are loaded with exciting new features and more importantly comes equipped with better cameras that not only lets you take great pictures but helps you understand the world around you; a battery that lasts all day; and an Assistant that helps you get more done.
While the company promises better and smarter experience with the new Pixel 2 smartphones, lets have a look at some of the top features of the devices. The features are same in both the handsets. The only difference is the design and the size between the two.
The Best Smartphone Camera
Taking great photos and videos is the thing you do most with your phone, so Google has set out to make that even better. With Pixel 2 you can take the best photos and videos. Independent camera testers, DXO, has rated the Pixel 2 camera as the best camera of any smartphone, with a record-breaking score of 98, far higher than the score of 89 for last year's Pixel, which at the time was the highest score as well.
Take crisp, clear, and detailed photos in any light, thanks to Google's computational photography capabilities. The combination of optical and electronic video stabilization enables remarkably smooth video, even when you're on the move.
Further, you can capture stunning portrait shots with gorgeous background blurs, from both the front and the back cameras. And with all of those great photos, Google is once again providing free unlimited storage for photos and videos taken on Pixel, in the highest resolution.
Search What you See
Back in May, the company spoke for the first time about Google Lens-a new set of visual features that help you learn more about the world around you and get things done. It builds on Google's advancements in computer vision and machine learning, combined with Google knowledge graph which underpins Google Search. The Pixel smartphones are getting an early preview of Google Lens so you can try it before anyone else.
Talking about the functionality, with Googe Lens you'll be able to look up landmarks, books, music albums, movies, and artwork, right from Google Photos on your Pixel. You can also take an action like asking Google Lens to copy URLs and contact information from a picture of a poster or business card. Over just the next few months, Google will add more capabilities, as well as the ability to use it in the Google Assistant.
The Google Assistant makes many tasks-from sending a text or making a call, to finding an answer-faster, easier and hands-free. With Pixel 2, it's now even easier to access Google Assistant with a new feature called Active Edge. You can just give the phone a quick squeeze, and ask for what you need. This works even when your phone is in a case.
Google has said that Assistant on Pixel will also be able to help with your daily routines; using simple phrases you could trigger actions during the morning, your commute, when you get home, etc. So the Google Assistant on Pixel will not only understand you better but it can also be more personal to you, helping you get more done at any time.
Worry Less, Do More
Pixel 2 is now water and dust-resistant and comes with an IP67 standard. The smartphones have also some of the most advanced security features baked in. With monthly security updates direct from Google, your Pixel will always have the most advanced security precautions built in-no more worrying about updating or upgrading.
Google also wants to make it as easy as possible to switch to Pixel. Most people will be able to copy their contacts, apps, messages, photos and more from their old phone in 10 minutes or less. It should be fast and painless.
Added Battery Support
The all-new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones support fast charging which isn't exactly a new feature for a Pixel device. Though, this year Google has made it possible to charge new Pixel smartphones even faster with up to 27W USB-C charger.
Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will ship with 18W USB Type-C and PD (power delivery) power adapters but as mentioned earlier it supports 27W charging from compliant PD chargers as well. You can always get the chargers from Amazon.
Besides, third-party accessory makers will likely come with their own version of chargers most probably with "Made for Google" badge.
The new smartphones come with high-resolution displays and high-definition stereo speakers. Further, there is a new interesting feature for music lovers. For instance, you are in a coffee shop and you are curious about the song playing in the background. Pixel 2 will now automatically displays the name of the song and other details so you know what's playing.