It’s finally here, the new Google Pixel phone was released yesterday October 4th. While Apple is reaping the benefits of the recent iPhone 7 launch, Google has stepped into the limelight to steal some attention away from the Apple flagship model, introducing the new Pixel smartphone.
Featuring an all-aluminium frame, Google Assist, unlimited storage, and an all-day battery life, the Google Pixel also shares a striking resemblance to the trademark Apple iPhone design. According to Google, Pixel has the highest rated smartphone camera ever. The smartphone boasts a 12.3-megapixel rear camera, with a 1.55-micron pixel size – essentially meaning that the camera can perform effectively in both dim and bright lighting conditions. With virtually no shutter lag, the camera keeps the HDR function on, ultimately improving camera compatibility with a variety of photography conditions. Thanks to the Snapdragon 821 CPU and 4GB of RAM, Google Pixel can process images twice as fast as preceding models.
Google’s new Pixel phone can capture 4K video at 30fps, 1080p video at 120 fps and 720p at 240 fps. With a new video stabilisation feature, footage can be shot and focused more precisely, even when rigorously moving about. With built-in Google-Assist, Pixel allows you to get things done fast and conveniently. With an improved experience compared to Apple’s ‘FaceTime’, Google Duo also allows users to engage in a more natural conversation through the device, leaving cluttered screens and video lagging to a thing of the past.
Pixel runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, with software and security updates to come shortly – directly from Google. Available in two sizes of 5 inches or 5.5 inches, Pixel is now available for pre-order in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and Australia in Very Silver, Quite Black and a U.S. only Really Blue. Starting at $649 USD.