This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649

This is the Google Pixel 2, arriving October 17 for $649

Pixel 2 devices will take advantage of the phone's always-on microphones to listen for music and display what you're listening to on the screen, even if it's something on the radio.

Google Home was first announced at Google I/O past year and released in the fall. With Pixel, we set out to make the smartphone experience better and bring the best of Google to the most important device in your life.

Finally, Google has announced the much-awaited Pixel 2 phones and again, the company has tried to shatter all the past records with these two smartphones.

Another product shown off Wednesday is what Google calls Daydream View- a device featuring augmented and virtual reality for use with the Pixel 2. Both the phones come with fast charging ability.

You can compare this Made for Google certification program to others that we are familiar with (including Apple's with i program). A mobile developer tool released in August will help make AR easier to use on phones with the company's Android operating system. The Pixel XL will sell for nearly $850, or $50 more than the iPhone 8 Plus. You won't be finding a dual-camera module on the Pixel 2 XL when you look at it from the back. Keen to see the actual features of these smartphones, after various leaks surfaced online.

On the performance front, the phones pack in the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset which is now the best-in-class. That's all running on a 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of storage.

Google borrowed HTC's Edge Sense pressure-sensitive frame and re-named it Active Edge. Also fingerprint scanner calls Imprint.

On the plus side though, the extra space provides room for dual front-facing speakers, which should improve audio playback, especially for gaming and video.

What's new in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL? Pixel 2 boasts 95 percent DCI-P3 colour coverage, Pixel 2 XL boasts an impressive 100 percent coverage.

As for its other features, TechCrunch notes that the design of the headset is bulkier than most other wireless headsets, but feels comfortable thanks to the threaded soft cord.

The devices are available for pre-order in the US, Britain, Germany and in India, among other countries.

Google Lens will also allow users to point the camera at items including books, albums, movies and landmarks and immediately have their phone identify the subject.

The earlier version of the Google Pixel was revealed in 2016 but did not launch in Singapore, forcing fans to resort to forking out large amounts on re-seller platforms.

Launching as a Pixel 2 exclusive at the moment, you will soon be able to add AR stickers into your videos to add a bit of zing to your social media content. Theirs is also an upgrade, the successor units to the first Pixel and its XL variant, released nearly a year ago.

The Pixel 2-the smaller one of the two new flagships-comes with all the specifications one would expect on a premium device. Google plans to introduce an AirBud alternative for their phones and of course the Pixel 2/Pixel2 XL features a USB-C connector which will work with an USB-C to 3.5mm adapters for those who absolutely need a 3.5mm jack.

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