Google announced a brand-new smartphone, called Pixel.
Here are its specs and features:
• Aluminum and glass body in three color options, including black, silver, and blue.
• 5-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED displays
• Android 7.0 Nougat
• Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
• 4 GB RAM
• Fingerprint sensor
• 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
• Advanced video stabilization for smooth 4K video
• Free unlimited storage for photos and videos at original quality with Google Photos
• Quick charging with USB-C; up to seven hours of power with 15 minutes of charging
• 32 or 128 GB internal storage
• Headphone jack
• It comes with Google Assistant built in, which lets you get contextual information from Google searches by using your voice or text, and can perform tasks like making restaurant reservations.
• Google’s video-calling app, Duo, is also preinstalled.
• Supports Google’s new Daydream VR platform to use with the new Daydream View VR headset
• $649 base price ($27 per month financing)
• Available to buy from Verizon or unlocked from the Google store
• Preorders start October 4 for US, Australia, Canada, Germany, and UK, and October 13 for India.
Check out some more pictures of the new Pixel smartphones:
Check out these three colors:
The fingerprint sensor is on the back, like it was on the Nexus devices last year.
You’ll have the choice of two screen sizes: 5-inch and 5.5-inch. The new Pixels use sharp, vibrant AMOLED displays.
Google claims the Pixel’s 12.3-megapixel camera is the best on any smartphone, achieving a score of 89 from the photography site DXOmark. That’s a better score than the iPhone 7’s (86), but the scoring didn’t include the Samsung Galaxy S7’s camera, which is widely accepted as the best smartphone camera.
The video stabilization looks as though it can smooth out some pretty substantial hand-shaking.
And as is becoming the standard in smartphones, the Pixels use USB-C for fast charging.