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First phone made by Google, they call it Pixel

Google Phone


Google’s android dominates the phone market and for quite some time Google is bringing their Nexus devices in the market byworking with other manufactures like Asus, LG etc under the Nexus programme.

As most of phones today run on the Android ecosystem, it has made Google a market leader in terms of software. But what was lacking was Google’s own device which the company can offer, like Apple does with their own software and their own hardware.

Now, at an event in San Francisco on 4th October 2016, Google presented the very first Google branded smartphones i.e., Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.  There had been several rumours in the past that Google was developing its own smartphone and now with this latest announcement, the rumours have been confirmed

google pixel smartphone

The Cost the phone is

  Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
32 GB $649 (approx. Rs. 43,000) $769 (approx. Rs. 51,000)
128GB $749 (approx. Rs. 50,000) $869 (approx. Rs. 58,000)

Google Pixel specifications

Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
Display size, resolution 5-inch, Full HD Resolution 1920×1080 pixels 5.5-inch; Quad HD Resolution 2,560×1,440 pixels
Pixel density 441 ppi 534 ppi
Camera 12.3 megapixel ; Sony IMX378 sensor 12.3 megapixel ; Sony IMX378 sensor
Front-facing camera 8 megapixel 8 megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K
Processor 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Storage 32GB, 128GB 32GB, 128GB
Expandable storage Not Expandable Not Expandable
Battery 2,770 mAh 3,450 mAh
Fingerprint sensor Back cover Back cover
Connector USB-C USB-C
Special features Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready Google Assistant built-in; unlimited cloud storage; Daydream VR ready
Dimensions (Inches) 5.66×2.74×0.34 (at its thickest) 6.09×2.98×0.34 (at its thickest)
Dimensions (Millimeters) 143.84×69.54×8.58 (at its thickest) 154.72×75.74×8.58 (at its thickest)
software Android 7.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat

Pre-orders for the smartphone has already begun in many countries. Pre-orders in India will begin October 13.

Google in their blog said “We’ve now decided to take the next step and provide our take on the best Google experience, by bringing hardware and software design together under one roof.”


Written by Moonshot

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