Google unveils Pixel 2 Pixel XL 2 smartphones

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The devices are available for pre-order in the US, Britain, Germany and in India, among other countries. The company says that since it won't be able to control firmware updates on third-party devices, an update may break the feature or stop it from functioning as intended, something it doesn't want.

Talking about performance, again, there is no difference in the specifications. The phones are nearly similar in all respects except size, screen resolution, and battery.

Clips will be available soon in the U.S., and retails at $249 (£189), and Pixel Buds cost $159 (£120) and are available to pre-order now.

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Google also revealed that the Pixel 2 has achieved the highest camera score on DxOMark. "The company is bringing an early preview of Google Lens to Pixel, so you can try it before anyone else", it said in its statement. As per rumors that rear camera of the phone is 12MP and the front camera is 8MP. In addition to that, the smartphones now get advanced phase detection while keeping laser auto focus too. The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080×1920) display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. The Google Home isn't officially available in India, but Google could have at least bundled one of the Live Cases with the phone.

Google also announced wireless headphones, called Pixel Buds.

Not only that, Pixel 2 handsets will be the first phones to fully support Google lens. The standard Google Home speaker costs nearly $130. You now get a huge Google search button at the bottom.

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The headset's most show-worthy feature is a live translate mode, which lets users hand their phone off to someone speaking another language and that speech will automatically convert to the wearer's native tongue and be played back by the Pixel Buds.

Both phones are available to pre-order from Google itself now, with shipping starting on 17 October in the States depending on the model you choose.

The Pixel 2 will be priced at Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant whereas the 128 GB variant will be priced at Rs 70,000.

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