The new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL gadgets from Google are officially unveiled

05 October 2017
The event that Google fans have been waiting for for so long has taken place. The company officially unveiled the second generation of its smartphones, which were named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.The first thing that catches the eye when looking at the gadget is a strong resemblance to the first generation Pixel. The only thing that gives it away is the red or green power button. It is also difficult not to notice the absence of the usual 3.5 mm headphone jack. Instead, users can now access USB Type-C port. In addition, the devices got a touch-edge Active Edge, as in the HTC U11, which allows you to control the smartphone by squeezing. The display of the new Pixel supports the "Always On" mode of operation. In addition to this, the devices microphone is also active at all times. This is done to keep track of the music playing around and display information about it at any time. The younger model, the Pixel 2, got a 5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). The model with the prefix XL boasts a 6-inch pOLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 and an aspect ratio of 18:9, as well as reduced frames. Otherwise, the devices are pretty much the same. Both get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage with no microSD card expandability, as well as frontal stereo speakers. Also, the smartphones are equipped with a 12-megapixel main camera and 8-megapixel front camera, and the battery capacity will be 2700 mAh in the younger model and 3520 mAh in the XL. A pleasant surprise will be protection against dust and water at the level of IP67 in both models. It is known that the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will run Android 8.0 Oreo. Pre-orders for the new smartphones from Google are already accepted in Australia, Canada, Germany, India, Britain and the United States. The gadgets will go on sale in three colors - blue, black and white. The cost of Google Pixel 2 with minimum storage will be $649, and for Pixel 2 XL in the same configuration will have to pay $ 849.