The maker of Android and search engine giant, dropped its Nexus lineup last year and came up with a new series under the moniker of Pixel. The first Google Pixel was a massive success as it came with top-notch spec sheet as well as the best camera on a smartphone at that point. It also featured all the goodies of Nexus line-up including stock Android, latest Android as soon as it was released as well as the all new Google Assistant baked into the OS. Now, the handset maker is gearing up to launch the second generation of the device aptly called Google Pixel 2. Here is a laydown of the handset for those interested.
Top notch spec sheet: Each and every smartphone that comes from the arsenal of Google has been blessed with top notch specifications at that time along with the latest Android. The Google Pixel 2 will come with the newest Android O out of the box and feature the latest Snapdragon 835 processor with beefy 6GB of RAM. We can be assured that the device will not be lacking anything as far as performance is concerned.
Stunning display: While the size of the device display has been pegged at 5-inch, it looks brilliant considering the resolution it comes with. The handset maker has blessed the display with 2K resolution resulting in a stunning pixel density of 587ppi. This means that the handset offers brilliant legibility in any condition and also offers punchy colours when watching videos on it.
Dual camera: The last generation Google Pixel was rated the best camera smartphone on the market by DxOMark and to date remains one of the best. Google is taking the camera prowess a step ahead with the Google Pixel 2 as it will feature the same camera module in dual camera setup. Even the front camera of the handset has been upgraded to an 8MP unit by the brand.
No expandable storage: To have the best camera and spec sheet in the handset market and no chance to expand the storage when need be, can be a deal breaker. Google has always been steadfast in its stance of non-expandable storage and it seems that it would not change with the next iteration as well. The new device will come with 64GB on-board storage and a higher end variant.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||November 1, 2017 (Expected)|
|Color||Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White|
|Operating System||Android v8.0 (Oreo)|
|Phone Body||Case: Aluminium Back: Aluminium Side: Aluminium|
|Dimensions||145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||2.45 GHz Octa core 64 bit (2.45 GHz Quad + 1.9 GHz Quad) (Kryo 280)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998|
|Display||Size||5.0 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Screen||AMOLED, 2.5D Curved Glass|
Corning Gorilla Class 5
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Hall Sensor|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels, Full HD|
|Pixel Density||441 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||67.71 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
Dual LED Flash
|Rear Camera Sensor||CMOS image sensor|
|Rear Camera Aperture||f/1.8|
|Front Camera Aperture||f/2.4|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Optical image stabilization|
|Rear Auto Focus||
Phase Detection autofocus, Dual Pixel autofocus, Laser autofocus
|Front Auto Focus|
2160p@30fps, 4k, Full HD, HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2700 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-ion, Non Removable|
Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration|
|Storage||Internal Storage||64 GB|
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset with built-in Battery, Charger, USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, User Manual, Warranty Card|