Google Inc. launched its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones in an annual event at the San Francisco Jazz Center on October 4, 2017. The latest smartphones have several major upgrades than its predecessors, which were launched in 2016.
Major upgrades are made in terms of squeezable displays, camera specifications, and software integration. These upgrades are aimed at offering more personalized experience to user. However, the difference between newly-launched smartphones lies in display size and battery capacity.
Google Pixel 2 has a 5-inch Cinematic 127-mm full-HD display with resolution of 1080×1920. On the other hand, the Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch QHD+ display with 2880×1440 resolution and P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects both displays. Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC powers both Android 8.0.0 Oreo-based phones. Moreover, they have 4GB of RAM. The battery capacity of Pixel 2 is 2700mAh, however, the battery capacity of Pixel 2 XL is 3520mAh.
Both phones have a 12.2-megapixel rear camera, equipped with f/1.8 aperture along with optical and electronic image stabilization. The front camera of both phones is of 8-megapixel, having an aperture of f/2.4. Moreover, they offer superfast wireless charging, water resistance, and the fastest fingerprint sensor.
The California-based tech giant launched a raft of products at the event along with its latest smartphones. These products include Google Pixelbook, Google Pixelbook Pen, Google Lens, Google Clips, Home Mini, Home Max, and Google Pixel Buds.
Google Pixel 2 will be available from October 17, 2017. However, Google Pixel 2 XL will go for sale on November 15, 2017.