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Google Will Not Be Left Behind: Welcome the New Pixel 2

Posted on October 11th, 2017

It's refreshing how Google has not only been staying on top of its smartphone Android OS game, but also pushing the limits in the hardware space. Their efforts have become apparent with the recent release of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The new Google Pixel 2 is made by HTC while the Pixel 2 XL by LG. They look so alike and have the same feel that you wouldn't be able to guess that the two phones were made by different smartphone manufacturers.

Among the features and specs that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL has are:

  • The AMOLED display on the Pixel 2
  • The pOLED display on the Pixel 2 XL care of LG
  • Snapdragon 835s
  • 4GB RAM
  • Between 64GB and 128GB storage
  • 12MP cameras
  • Google Assistant
  • Android 8.0

The Pixel 2 comes in these color options: Clearly White, Just Black, and Kinda Blue; on the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL only has two color options: Just Black and Black & White.

Although Google has decided to stay with a single camera (in contrast with what Huawei and the iPhone 7 have done), the cameras on both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are still considered among the best. DxOMark, a popular phone camera testing company, rated both phones' cameras 98 out of 100! Now that's something that should drive the public to purchase the phone.

In addition to its camera and other awesome specs, the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are also water-resistant. It has been said that you can actually dip your phone into a meter deep of water for 30 minutes at a time without having to worry about it dying.

Like the iPhone 7, both Pixel 2 phones also don't have a headphone jack - which is kind of a bummer, but definitely something consumers can live with.

What's totally different on the Pixel 2 phones is that it has an embedded SIM card. Yes, it has an eSIM, which allows you to connect to a network - in this case, Project Fi - with no physical SIM card.

Excited yet? The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are set to be released on October 19, so better watch out for it!

Are you planning on getting the Google Pixel 2 phones? Are you going XL this time? Which color? Let us know in the comments below! We'd love to hear what you have to say!

(All images courtesy of Android Central. No copyright infringement intended.)

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