Google Pixel

Meet the new smartphone from Google, Pixel

Meet Pixel, Google’s Newest Smartphone

Google announced today in an event one of their biggest hardware updates, the Pixel. A re-designed smartphone with some pretty impressive specs.

They have two new models, the Pixel and the Pixel XL.

Pixel

Display

  • 5.0 inches
  • FHD AMOLED at 441ppi
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • >75% Active Area

Size

  • 5.6 x 2.7 x 0.2 ~ 0.3 inches
  • 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

Battery

  • 2,770 mAh battery
  • Standby time (LTE): up to 19 days
  • Talk time (3g/WCDMA): up to 26 hours
  • Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 13 hours
  • Internet use time (LTE): up to 13 hours
  • Video playback: up to 13 hours
  • Audio playback (via headset): up to 110 hours
  • Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging

Pixel XL

Display

  • 5.5 inches
  • QHD AMOLED at 534ppi
  • 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • >75% Active Area

Size

  • 154.7 x 75.7 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm

Battery

  • 3,450 mAh battery
  • Standby time (LTE): up to 23 days
  • Talk time (3g/WCDMA): up to 32 hours
  • Internet use time (Wi-Fi): up to 14 hours
  • Internet use time (LTE): up to 14 hours
  • Video playback: up to 14 hours
  • Audio playback (via headset): up to 130 hours
  • Fast charging: up to 7 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging

Design

Metal unibody
Glass supervisor with Gorilla® Glass 4 coating
Memory
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
Display Characteristics
100% NTSC
100000:1, super contrast ratio
True black level
Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
Less than 40% brightness decrease at 30 degree viewing angle
Storage
32 or 128Gb
Processor
Snapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz
Main Camera
12.3MP IMX378
1.55μm
PDAF + LDAF
f/2.0 Aperture
Front Camera
8MP IMX179
1.4µm
f/2.4 Aperture
Fixed focus
Video
1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
4K @ 30fps
Sensors
Proximity/ALS
Accelerometer / Gyrometer
Magnetometer
Pixel Imprint – Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
Barometer
Hall sensor
Sensor Hub: CHRE V2 with GPS/Wi-Fi/BT
Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper / defined response
Charging
USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD
18W charging
Ports and Slots
USB Type-C
USB 3.0
3.5mm headset jack
Single SIM
Media
Single bottom-firing speaker
3 Mics
Noise Suppression
Connectivity
2 RF SKUs – NA and RoW
3x carrier aggregation support
Supports up to CAT 11 (600Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL) depending upon carrier coverage and carrier rollouts
Telstra – CAT11 (600Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL)
All others – CAT 9 (450Mbps DL / 50 Mbps)
GPS
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO
BT 4.2
NFC

Made for Virtual Reality

Daydream View is a VR headset and controller by Google that lets you explore new worlds, kick back in your personal VR cinema, and play games that put you at the center of action.
Google Daydream VR
Google will give you the Daydream View VR headset for free ($80 value) if you pre-order the Pixel.
Visit the Pixel Store for Ordering information
So this looks like a pretty impressive piece of hardware. They are offering free, unlimited storage for photos and videos (4k as well). They are touting the highest rating camera, video chat with your friends on iPhones, Google Assistant built in, an easy switching process to upgrade your existing Android or your iPhone.
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