Google officially upped the stakes in the smartphone market with its big event yesterday, where it launched the new #madebygoogle smartphone – The Pixel. With a 12.3 mp camera, 4GB RAM and a full-metal body, Google is betting big on specs and its ‘home-made’ appeal (which usually works better with cookies) to bring in customers.
This comes at a time when Apple has been roaming unfettered in the market – what with Samsung’s S7 getting too hot to handle (not in a good way).
Thankfully, it’s also got the 3.5mm audio jack too – the last time that feature made news was in 1999. The 3.5mm jack also helps you tell the Pixel apart from the iPhone considering how eerily similar they look.
But here are the good bits:
It’s got two variants – 5’ and a 5.5’ (Just like the iPhone)
Comes with storage variants 32 GB or 128 GB
A good-sized battery at 2770 or 3540 mAh
Full aluminium body
Full HD AMOLED display
And a finger-print scanner (Again, like the iPhone)
It’s also the first phone to be compatible with Google’s Daydream View VR headset (Launched yesterday at $79). And also comes with a full range of Google Assistant features. Another cool move by Google is free unlimited cloud storage for all photos and videos you shoot on the Pixel. It also comes in three colours – Very Silver, Quite Black and Really Blue (Only in the US).
As of now, the Pixel is available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Canada and Germany at $649 for 32 GB and $749 for 128GB variant and the Pixel XL for $769 (32GB) and $869 (128GB). The Pixel will also be launching in India at a starting price of Rs 57,000 on October 13.