Google Finally Kills Nexus Brand; Introduces Pixel XL and Pixel Smartphones

Google has finally killed the Nexus brand which will be replaced by the new Pixel series. Google has taken the wraps off the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones at an event in San Fransico. The Pixel smartphone sports a 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC. While the Pixel XL sports a relatively larger display at 5.5-inch Quad HD display.

Google Pixel Pricing and Availability: The Google Pixel comes in Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue (The USA limited edition) colors and starts at $649 (Rs. 43,190 approx.). The smartphone will be available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Canada, and Germany starting today.

Google Pixel XL Pricing and Availability: The Google Pixel comes in Quite Black, Very Silver and is priced at $769 (Rs. 51,240 approx.) for the 32GB version, while the 128GB version costs $869 (Rs. 57,880 approx.). It will be available for pre-order in the US, Australia, Canada, and Germany starting today. Both the Pixel and Pixel XL will be up for pre-order for the Pixel smartphones in India from October 13th via Flipkart and from Reliance Digital and Croma offline.

Let’s check out the specifications of both Pixel and Pixel XL.

Google Pixel and Pixel XL specifications:

The Google Pixel sports a 5-inches Full HD (1920x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. While the Pixel XL sports a bigger display at 5.5-inches Quad HD AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection on both. Both the smartphones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.15 GHz Quad-Core processor with Adreno 530 GPU. It packs 4GB LPDDR RAM with 32/128GB internal storage. The Pixel runs on Android 7.1 Nougat right out of the box.

Google Pixel XL

In the camera department, the device packs a 12.3-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, 1.55umpixel, f/2.0 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls. It rocks a Fingerprint sensor on board for extra security. The device measures 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm and Weighs 143g. Connectivity features include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C. A 2,770mAh battery is on board.

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