Google unveils Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google unveils Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

On October 4th, Google unveiled it’s latest flagship range the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, however the Pixel 2 will not be available in the UK until the October 19th and the Pixel 2 XL until November 15th.

Design

The smaller Pixel 2 features a 5″ screen, while the XL display comes in at 6″. Both are full HD OLED and have an ‘always on’ display. This means that you’ll be able to see small amounts of information, such as the time or some notifications displayed on the screen, even while it’s technically off.

Image courtesy of Android Central

Image courtesy of Android Central

Specs

  • 5″ screen, 6″ screen (XL)
  • 12MP camera
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
  • Snapdragon 835 chipset
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2,700 mAh battery, 3,520mAh battery (XL)

Features

Both the new Google Pixels feature a 12MP camera which has scored a phenomenal 98/100 on industry benchmark website DxOMark, placing it as the best smartphone camera in their rankings. The rear camera also features artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve photo quality, reduce blur and excel in low light conditions. It has optical image stabilisation (OIS) and electrical image stabilisation for video recording, which Google has branded ‘fused video stabilisation’.

Unedited photo taken with the Pixel 2, released by Google

Unedited photo taken with the Pixel 2, released by Google

The new Google devices continue to impress with fast charging offering an astonishing 7 hours of battery life from just 15 minutes of top up time. Google has also announced accessories for the new Pixel devices including ‘Pixel buds’ which will cost £159 (!) and be available in November. Although the hefty price tag, the new wireless earphones do feature touch controls and Google Assistant integration, alongside clear highs and deep bass. Google claims the new buds will offer 5 hours of playback time and each pair will come with a charging case.

Availability and price

Prices for the Pixel 2 start at £629 (64GB) and start at £799 (64GB) for the Pixel 2 XL. For information on how to pre-order the new Pixel devices, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your account manager via email sales@cmmtelecoms.co.uk or phone 01252 854352. Your account manager can also give you information on pay-monthly or SIM only plans once the new devices are available.  We are always more than happy to help!