The search-giant had just joined the crowded arena of mobile makers. Killing its known Nexus line with two new mobile phones —–the Pixel and Pixel XL. Partnering with HTC, Google announced the new line of smartphones on its “Made by Google” event to highlight that the devices are “designed entirely by Google”. Notably, it’s also the first line of phones compatible to Google’s VR headset called Daydream View. If you’ve read about Chromebook Pixel earlier then you might have a clue of the upcoming new smartphone line which are also the company manufactured.
Pixel and Pixel XL will be in 5-inch and 5.5-inch sizes. It will be dropped in rhyming name-hues of Really Blue (US only), Very Silver, and Quite Black. These units are also housed in polished aluminum with half-top-rear on glass panel for user to easily find the fingerprint sensor. It’s sleek and easy-to-hold with no camera protruding at its back.
You can have the phone pre-ordered starting Oct. 4th and delivered on Oct. 20th. The smartphones will be available in 32 GB ($649 for the Pixel, $769 for the XL) and 128 GB ($749 for the Pixel, $869 for the XL). Next month, these devices will be crossing the border of Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, and India.
Here are the things that you need to know about Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL:
- The Pixel phones runs Google’s new Android N mobile operating system
- Google honed in on low-light capabilities and HDR for the Pixel’s camera