Google Introduces Pixel Smartphone

By Staff  |  10/05/2016

On the heels of the release of Apple's iPhone 7, Google offers up a smartphone of its own, dubbed the Pixel.

The new smartphone comes in two sizes: the standard, which boasts a 5-inch display, while the XL sports a 5.5-inch display. The screen is made of 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4, while the body has been sculpted from aerospace grade aluminum.

Furthermore, Google says the Pixel has the highest rated smartphone camera ever, a battery that lasts all day, and unlimited storage for all of your photos and videos. Lastly, it's the first phone with the Google Assistant built in.

The smartphone boasts a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, alongside a 1.55-micron pixel size, allowing the camera to perform in low light settings. There's virtually no shutter lag, as the HDR function is in turn always on, which improves overly-bright daylight scenes and shadows that are significantly dark. A Snapdragon 821 CPU and 4GB of RAM also allows images to process twice as fast as previous models.

Regarding video, the Pixel can capture 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps. A video stabilization feature allows you to focus and shoot precise footage, even while moving.

It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, and gets both software and security updates as soon as they become available, directly from Google.

The Pixel is available now for pre-order for $649 USD, available in Very Silver, Quite Black and a U.S.-only Really Blue.