Google Pixel 2 Specs and Prices – Google has introduced the new smartphone flagships Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. In addition, the search provider presented new hardware and software. The event could be followed by a Livestream. The Pixel 2 (XL) offers top hardware and a top camera with artificial intelligence.
Google Pixel 2 (XL): Prices and release
Google has introduced the successors of the Pixel 1 series, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both Smarthones are almost identical on the outside and differ only in the display size. Headphone connections are missing, but there are stereo speakers on the front.
Google donated both models the IP68 standard, so the devices should be dust and water resistant. The price for pixel 2 starts at 799 euros (64GB) and the pixel 2 XL hits 939 euros (64GB) to beech. For 128 GB of memory 909 euros and 1059 euros are required. Google promises updates to current Android versions for three years. In Germany, both smartphones will be available from 19 October.
Specifications for Pixel 2 (XL)
Both pixels 2 models offer top hardware, top performance and a top camera. The main camera performs 12.2 megapixels and the Selfie camera 8 megapixels. The trend to dual cameras does not follow Google. Still, the cameras offer portrait photos. An artificial intelligence in the system detects tiny deviations of the short-cut images in this mode and divides foreground and background images. The video recording provides an optical image stabilizer and a digital stabilizing function, which makes moving lenses “quiet”. “Google Lens” is based on AI technology and can recognize works of art in photos or digitize business cards. In the DXOMark test the pixel 2 XL reached a whopping 98 points.
The Pixel 2 is operated via a 5-inch full-HD display and the Pixel 2 XL via a 6-inch WQHD + screen, each with OLED technology. For the drive in both versions, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 eight-core processor with 2.35 gigahertz clock rate with four gigabytes of memory and optionally 64 or 128 GB of memory. Other features include the IP68 standard, USB-C connector and all standard WLAN and LTE standards. Google designates the black version with “Just Black” and the white version with “Black & White”. The basic variant is also available in the color “Kinda Blue”. A software detects whether music is heard and automatically announces the title of recognized music pieces. The smartphone is delivered with Android 8.0.1. From October 19, Pixel 2 will be available and the XL version will be available from mid-November.
Heinz-Peter Ollie Hildebrand