Google Launch 2017: New Google Pixel 2 phones and more!
They had a lot under their sleeve to reveal! ;)
Google did not hold back with all the announcements it had October 4 at the San Francisco Jazz Center! After lots of leaks and speculations, they finally launched the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL! And there’s even more new tech you might wanna check out.
First up: the new Google Phones!
One of the immediate differences is seen in the screen structure:
- The Google Pixel 2 has a 5.0-inch OLED display and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
- The Pixel 2 XL has 6.0-inch P-OLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio. The larger phone ironically has slimmer bezels around the screen compared to its small counterpart.
The Pixel 2 also is powered a 2,700 mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL boasts a 3,520 mAh cell. The available colors for the Pixel 2 are Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue and Black and White (the Pixel 2 XL is only Just Black and Black and White).
While most of the interior specs are the same for both phones. Some of which are:
The devices are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of Ram and the latest version of Android Oreo out of the box. They’re also DayDream/augmented reality Ready. You can also choose from either 64GB or 128GB of storage.
Sadly, no headphone jacks on this one folks. You’d have to choose between listening to music or charging the phone.
The bright side is the Google Pixel camera continues to be on top of the DxOMark scoring a 98, beating current Apple and Samsung flagships both scoring a 94. One of the newest features you can check out is squeezing the sides of the device to launch Google Assistant. The phone will also come with the Quick Switch Adapter to make transferring data easier from your old phone to your chosen Pixel 2. Oh and this is how they showed it in the event:
Pretty interesting, right? ;)
What else did Google announce?
Google announced a whole lot in its conference! Several of the other announcements are:
- Google Pixelbook as a “four in one convertible”
- Pixelbook Pen to complement the new Pixelbook
- Google Home Max, the tech-giant’s answer to Apple’s Homepod,
- Google Home Mini, smaller/donut-sized version of the Max
- DayDream VR headset
- Google Pixel Buds (notable feature is its live translation)
- Google Clips
Awesome! But how much for the new Pixel phones again?
The price for the Pixel 2 starts at $649 while for the Pixel 2 XL starts at $849.
Almost $1,000?! That price is no joke.
Unfortunately, there seems to be no stopping the rising price for any new phone on the market! :( Tech Armor totally understands how investing on a great phone is important nowadays. And just how much it can give a dent to your wallet.
That’s why we make sure that you get premium quality phone accessories at a fraction of your device’s price. A clear win-win! ;)
We are definitely protecting the new Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL! Stay tuned as we give more updates on our upcoming screen protectors for it!