Google’s Pixel 2 XL is finally coming to Singapore – here’s why it might be the hottest smartphone here

Google’s Pixel 2 smartphone

Singapore is finally getting Google’s Pixel smartphone.

Singtel will be launching Google’s Pixel 2 XL in Singapore on Nov 15 this year, through an exclusive partnership with Google.

This will be the first time that Google is bringing its Pixel smartphone to the little red dot – with Singaporeans being the first in Southeast Asia to get their hands on the device.

The earlier version of the Google Pixel was revealed in 2016 but did not launch in Singapore, forcing fans to resort to forking out large amounts on re-seller platforms.

But while Singtel will be bringing the 2 XL to our shores, it seems the Pixel 2 will remain elusive.

Prices have yet to be announced, but if you’re looking to get ahead of the game, you can register your interest for the new smartphone on Singtel’s website.

In the United States, the Pixel 2 XL will cost $849 (S$1,149) for the 64GB model, and $949 for the 128GB model.

So, what’s the big deal with Google’s Pixel 2 XL? Here are some highlights in a nutshell.

The camera

The Pixel 2 XL is hoping to keep up with it’s predecessor’s reputation of taking incredible pictures.

Besides being equipped with features that allow for standout photos and videos in under any lighting condition, the smartphone also brags an unlimited cloud storage.

With free, unlimited storage space, perhaps we can finally say goodbye to storage space issues.

Battery life

With its fast-charging feature, the new Pixel smartphone boasts seven hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of charge.

If Google holds up to its promise, perhaps our worries of getting stranded with a phone with a flat battery will become nothing but a distant nightmare.

A “Singaporean-ized” Google Assistant 

Soon, the Pixel smartphone’s Google Assistant will be able to understand “Singaporean English”.

We’re hoping that means we won’t have to hold back on using phrases like “lah”, “lor”, and “leh”.

This feature will be launched later in the year.

If you’re still unsure if you should go for Apple’s iPhone X or Google’s Pixel 2 XL, here’s how their features compare.