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In India, Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL Pre-orders commence on 26 October 2017

On 4th October '17 at San Francisco, California; Google launched many products, from which two were: Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL. Which are the successor to the Pixel and Pixel XL.

In India, the pricing will be:
  • Pixel 2 64GB : INR 61,000
  • Pixel 2 128GB : INR 70,000
  • Pixel 2 XL 64GB : INR 73,000
  • Pixel 2 XL 128GB : INR 82,000
Pre-orders commence on 26 October 2017. The phones will be available online and in retail stores, with Pixel 2 being available for sale starting 1st November 2017, and Pixel 2 XL will be available starting 15th November 2017. Both will be available in 1000+ stores across the India. Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available online, exclusively on Flipkart.

Talking about the Pricing, for me, the pricing seems to be on the higher side. I've expected it to be near 50K but it's much more than that. While Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are starting at $649 in the U.S. One thing to note here is that, Google Pixel (32GB) is now available at INR 44,000 from Flipkart.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Spreading some light into the technical specification:

  • Display
    • Pixel 2
      • Cinematic 5.0 in (127 mm) display
      • FHD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED at 441ppi
      • 16:9
      • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
      • Always-on display
    • Pixel 2 XL
      • Fullscreen 6.0 in (152 mm) display
      • QHD+ (2880 x 1440) pOLED at 538ppi
      • 18:9
      • 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5
      • Always-on display
  • Cameras
    • Rear Camera
      • 12.2MP
      • 1.4μm
      • Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection
      • Optical + electronic image stabilization
      • f/1.8 aperture
      • 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
      • 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
      • 4K @ 30fps
    • Front Camera
      • 8MP
      • 1.4μm
      • f/2.4 aperture
      • Fixed focus
      • 1080p @ 30fps
      • 720p @ 30fps
      • 480p @ 30fps
  • Processors
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
    • 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core
    • Adreno 540 GPU
  • Memory & Storage
    • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
    • Internal storage: 64GB and 128GB
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • Pixel 2
      • Length: 5.7 in (145.7 mm), Width: 2.7 in (69.7 mm), Height: 0.3 in (7.8 mm), Weight: 5.01 oz (143 g)
    • Pixel 2 XL
      • Length: 6.2 in (157.9 mm), Width: 3.0 in (76.7 mm), Height: 0.3 in (7.9 mm), Weight: 6.2 oz (175 g)
  • Operating System
    • Android 8.0.0, Oreo
  • Colors
    • Pixel 2
      • Just Black
      • Clearly White
      • Kinda Blue
    • Pixel 2 XL
      • Just Black
      • Black & White
  • Media & Audio
    • Stereo front-firing speakers
    • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
    • Wireless HD audio with LDAC, Qualcomm AptX and AptX HD audio codecs supported
    • USB-C port to use with USB-C digital headphones
    • 3 mics
  • Battery
    • Pixel 2
      • 2700 mAh battery
    • Pixel 2 XL
      • 3520 mAh battery
  • Wireless & Location
    • Wireless
      • Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MIMO1
      • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
      • NFC
    • Location
      • GPS
      • GLONASS
      • BeiDou
  • Network
    • GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    • UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
    • FDD-LTE : Bands 1*/2*/3*/4*/5/7*/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30/32/66*2
    • TD-LTE: Bands 38*/40/412
    • Supports up to CAT 15 (800Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL), 3x DL CA, 4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM DL and 64-QAM UL depending on carrier support
  • Sensors
    • Active Edge
    • Proximity / Ambient light sensor
    • Accelerometer / Gyrometer
    • Magnetometer
    • Pixel Imprint: Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
    • Barometer
    • Hall effect sensor
    • Android Sensor Hub
    • Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response
  • Materials
    • Aluminum unibody with hybrid coating
    • IP67 water and dust resistant (Has a water protection rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Charger and accessories are not water resistant.)
    • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Sim Card
    • Single Nano SIM

In Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, 3.5mm headphone jack isn't there. Though they do provide USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter in the box.

That's all we know about Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, once Google Team sends me the unit for review, I'll do the review as soon as possible.

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