Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL now official with Android 8.0 Oreo

pixel 2 and 2 xl

Google’s new Pixel 2 and 2 XL is now official. The phone is a combination of Google’s optimized software and a great hardware.

Pixel 2 XL

Let’s talk about the first from the list — the Pixel 2 XL — the most eye-catching and premium one. The phone sports a beautiful 18:9 P-OLED screen; similar to LG V30. The 6-inch display bears a resolution of 1440 x 2880 pixel, though, the thicker bezels are occupied by stereo speakers. Other small but important feature includes an Always-On display; thanks to Android Oreo for the native support.

And as expected, the screen is protected with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 and on top of that, however, this time, the phone gets an IP67 certification, meaning it’s splash proof.

Optically, the phone boasts a 12MP camera, although single, it comes with an improved sensor with f/1.8 aperture rate, PDAF, OIS, and dual-LED flash. Selfies are taken care by an 8MP sensor with a f/2.4 aperture capable of recording videos at 1080p.

The handset brings all the pure goodness alongside the newly graced Android 8.0 Oreo. Powering the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset accompanied by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage, though there’s a 128GB variant for your excessive needs.

The Pixel 2 XL drags the power from a 3520mAh battery inside, which can be quickly charged through USB Type-C port. Whereas, Bluetooth 5.0 support, fingerprint scanner and a squeeze feature borrowed from HTC U11 is a welcome addition for us. The Google Pixel 2 XL will go on sale from 19th of October for $850.

Pixel 2

The younger Pixel brother; the Pixel 2 comes with some compromises — at least when compared to its counterpart. There’s a small 5-inch Full-HD AMOLED display and thicker bezels; though the stereo speakers are present on the phone. Interestingly, that’s the only change to the phone; rest assured, the phone is a champ and bears resemblance to the Pixel 2 XL. The phone will also go on sale alongside its big brother for a lesser price of $650.

Both the Pixel 2 and 2 XL will arrive in Nepal through third-party resellers, though a bit expensive than the international price.


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