When the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched in 2016, many were disappointed due to the lack of availability of these smartphones. Especially in some regions, it was quite difficult to find and buy them.
One year later, Pixel fans are facing the same problem. Google launched the second generation of Pixel phones on the day before yesterday. Both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with a unique design and powerful features. However, not many were happy after Google announced the availability of these smartphones. In the US, customers can only purchase the devices via Verizon Wireless.
Guess what, only one day after pre-orders opened for the phones, the Black-and-White variant of the Pixel 2 XL is sold out. Apparently, there weren't all that many of them to start with. Those who like the Quiet Black version of the smartphone, are in luck though. While the phone is still available for pre-order, it will take at least 2 to 3 weeks to ship.
Talking about the specifications, the Pixel 2 XL comes with a 6-inch P-OLED QHD screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels at 538ppi. There lives a 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top of the display for added protection.
As for the processor, the Google has employed a 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit octa-core Snapdragon 835 processor by Qualcomm. The chipset is clubbed with Adreno 540 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The Pixel 2 XL offers 64GB/128GB of inbuilt storage space.
Speaking of the camera department, the smartphone features a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, Autofocus, and OIS as well as EIS technologies. Up front, there is an 8-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture.
A 3,520mAh battery keeps the device going. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS and NFC.
On the software front, the Google Pixel 2 XL runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system right out of the box.