Google has launched its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Consumers can now place pre-orders for both devices. The Pixel 2 will be available on 19th October, and the Pixel 2 XL will be available on 15th November.
The 64GB version of the Pixel 2 will cost £629, while the 128GB version will cost £729. The smartphone will be available in three colours – Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Just Black.
For the Pixel 2 XL, the 64GB version will list at £799 and the 128GB version at £899. The 2 XL will only be available in two colours – Black & White and Just Black.
According to the image ranking company DxOMark, the 12-megapixel main camera on both models scored 98 on a scale of 100, making it DxOMark’s best-ranked smartphone camera.
The featured camera also has artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, thereby reducing blur, improving photo quality and offering exceptional performance in low-light conditions. It also features optical image stabilisation (OIS) and electrical image stabilisation to enhance recording videos, a feature that Google calls “fused video stabilisation.”
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch display, while the XL features a 5.5-inch display. Both devices have always-on displays that are full HD OLED. Squeezing the sides of the devices activates Google’s assistant.
A Snapdragon 835 chipset that comes with 4GB of RAM powers both smartphones. The operating system for both is Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Pixel 2 has a 2,700mAh battery, and the Pixel 2 XL has a 3,520mAh battery. Google said that the batteries offer all-day use when fully charged. A fast-charging feature gives seven hours of operating time from just a 15-minute top-off charge.