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Google Launches Pixel Smartphones, DayDream VR and More

Posted in Android Application, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Google

Google’s new phone comes in two different models, the Pixel and Pixel XL, with the primary differences being in screen size and resolution.

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The phones themselves are very similar to each other; they just come in small and large. Both phones have the new Snapdragon 821 processor for brains and a beefy 4GB of RAM. The Pixel will have a 5-inch 1080 x 1920 display, whereas the Pixel XL will have a 5.5-inch 1440 x 2560 display. The Pixel has a decent-sized 2770 mAh battery and the XL has a 3450mAh battery. The phone’s case is made of solid aluminum, with has a section in the back made of glass. On the back there is the fingerprint scanner.

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It comes with Google Assistant, Google Duo and Allo.

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The Google Pixel is also the first Daydream-equipped smartphone to ever hit the market. The camera is the banner feature of these phones. The Pixel has a 12.3-megapixel camera, built to allow in more light. Pixel received a rating of 89 from Dxo Mark, which ranks camera quality.

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It has smart bursts, which allow you to hold the shutter down to take a stream of stills, and then Google’s software picks the clearest shot for you. Google claims the camera has a faster capture time than any other phone camera, as well as zero shutter lag and advanced HDR photos.

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There’s also some serious stabilization for the video. It sounds like it’s electronic, not mechanical, but the example Google showed looked really good. Google is also giving away free unlimited full-resolution storage (4K video and all) on Google Photos for Pixel owners.

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Pixel will be the first phone with the new Google Assistant built in. Which we’ll get to in a second. It has Google’s new video chat Duo, built in. It’s also the first to have 24/7 customer care, via phone or chat, and you can easily share your screen with your service rep.

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Google also built a new tool that should make it easy to migrate from an iPhone, should you be changing teams. It’ll transfer texts, photos, and a more.

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The smaller 5-inch Pixel will retail for $649, and it’s now available for preorder. There is also a 128-GB model of the Pixel available for $749.

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The 32-GB Pixel XL reportedly retails for $769, and there is an option to purchase a 128-GB Pixel XL for $869.

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In India, it’s available on Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Croma.

DayDream View VR:

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It’s made of soft fabrics, and looks more like a piece of clothing than a face helmet. There’s also a controller. It has a couple buttons, a touchpad, and motion sensors. The controller can even live inside the Daydream View.

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