Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL made official

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Google made the much rumored and much anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL official today during their special Pixel Event earlier today. There were tons of products announced, however the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were the main stars of the show. The devices come with typical 2017 flagship specifications; Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC with 4GB of RAM, 12.2MP rear cameras, 8MP front facing fixed focus cameras, decently bright screens to round out the spec sheet. The Pixel 2 has a 5 inch, 1080p OLED display, and the Pixel 2 XL has a 6 inch QHD OLED display. The Pixel 2 is fairly similar to the first Google Pixel, which makes sense considering HTC manufactured both devices, yet the Pixel 2 XL has a similar look and feel to the LG V30, which makes sense considering Google tapped LG to make the Pixel 2 XL.

All funky specs aside, Google is really taking a huge leap into hardware with these two devices. Alphabet (Google’s parent company) acquired the entire 2,000 person Pixel division from HTC, and you also see some pretty decent HTC software (squeeze play, anyone?) in the Pixel 2, as well. Google Assistant makes a more prominent impact on the devices, in order to make the devices true, blue Google phones, and not just Google-fied Android phones. You can really get an immersive, Google experience with the Pixel 2, and 2XL. The Pixel 2 comes in 64/128GB storage variants for 649.99 and 749.99 respectively, and the Pixel 2 XL comes in 64/128GB storage variants for 849.99 and 949.99 respectively. Check out more information about the two devices, and preorder the apparently already out of stock Google devices over here


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