Pixel-The New Google Phone

Are you looking to buy a new android smart phone? If you are you then you timed your buying just right because Google (The company that some see as the Internet) is releasing its new smart phone handset dubbed Pixel, tomorrow 4th October 2016.

But what happened to Nexus? Why did Google start over? 

I have not yet found answers to these questions but Pixel’s rumored features alongside other Google technology such as Google Allo, the messaging app designed to make us do and say more in our instant messaging chat rooms (watch out Whatsapp, someone wants your spot reaaaaaaal baaaaaaad!) shadow the reason for the company’s branding changes.

I guess Google just want to be more in control of the hardware that houses Android. 

The phone looks sweet though. I am tempted to call it the Google iPhone since it debuts with an XL version as well. 

There price range is rumored to be about the same as its Apple and Samsung counterparts. My bet is that they would slowly overtake the Android handset market.

I hear a 15 minute charge will give the phone 7 hours battery life. This looks likely as the Nexus 6 in this article provided 6 hours battery life after a 15 minute charge. (That was in 2014. Did we have to wait 2 more years to add an extra hour? 🤔)

Below are the specifications of both phones according to Carphone Warehouse:

Pixel – Specifications

Software: Android 7.1

Display: 5″ FHD AMOLED (1920×1080, 441ppi) Gorilla Glass 4

Processor: 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)

RAM: 4GB

Camera: Rear: 12.3MP (f/2.0, 1.55um), Image stabilization. Front: 8MP

Battery: 2770mAh Fast charging 

Storage: 32GB or 128GB No microSD support

Other: Fingerprint scanner, NFC, 3.5mm headphone, USB Type-C

Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm 143 grams

SIM: Nano

Pixel XL – Specifications

Software: Android 7.1

Display: 5.5″ QHD AMOLED (2560×1440, 534ppi) Gorilla Glass 4

Processor: 2.15GHz Snapdragon 821 (quad-core, 64-bit)
RAM: 4GB

Camera: Rear: 12.3MP (f/2.0, 1.55um), Image stabilization. Front: 8MP

Battery: 3450mAh Fast charging

Storage: 32GB or 128GB No microSD support

Other: Fingerprint scanner, NFC, 3.5mm headphone, USB Type-C
Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm 168 grams

SIM: Nano

The phone looks promising but until the launch tomorrow that’s about all I have on this scoop. Will discuss the features more after the launch.

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