Here is a good news for all the Google fans out there. Google has launched its first branded smartphones – Google Pixel and Pixel XL at an event in San Francisco.
India is one of the launch markets for the phone, with Google Pixel price in India to start at Rs. 57,000, with pre-orders set to begin October 13. The phone will be available in India from Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Croma. As mentioned earlier, these smartphones are launched only in 32GB and 128GB marked within an affordable price range.
The Google Pixel phone costs $649 (approximately Rs. 43,000) for 32GB variant in the US, $749 (approximately Rs. 50,000) for 128GB; Pixel XL costs $769 (approximately Rs. 51,000) for 32GB, $869 (approximately Rs. 58,000) for 128GB. The pre-order starts from next Tuesday in Australia, UK, US, Germany, and Canada and will be exclusively available through Verizon and Google stores.
The major USP of Pixel and Pixel XL is the Google Assistant. Google is taking on Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana with its own smart service called Google Assistant with this new launch. Other features includes the aluminum unibody and polished glass combination at the back. Both phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, with two cores clocked at 1.6GHz, and two cores clocked at 2.15GHz. Quite black, really blue and very silver are the set of elegant colors from which the buyers can choose their smartphones.
With all these wide ranges of features and characteristics, buyers are left with just one point to ponder upon – Is Google Pixel a superphone built to take over iPhone 7 ?