Google Pixel, Pixel XL to start shipping in India come October 25

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Google India has finally announced in a tweet that Pixel and Pixel XL will start reaching Indian stores starting October 25. The ‘Made by Google’ smartphones were unveiled October 4. Google has done away with the ‘Nexus’ moniker that is associated with smartphones running Google’s stock Android, but on hardware from other manufacturers. Google Pixel and Pixel XL pre-orders started in India on October 13 on Flipkart.

In a tweet Google India wrote, “The future is exciting. And by future we mean 3 days from now. #Pixel will start reaching stores on 25th October #madebygoogle”.

Price of the Google Pixel 32GB on Flipkart is Rs 57,000, and Rs 66,000 for the 128GB variant. Google Pixel XL starts at Rs 67,000 for the 32GB version, and Rs 76,000 for the 128GB variant. Both phones and their variants are available in Very Silver and Quite Black colours. However, the Really Blue colour variant has yet not arrived to Indian stores.

Google Pixel features a 5.0-inch AMOLED display (Corning Gorilla Glass 4) with a 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The phone is powered by a Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor that is coupled with an Adreno 530 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM with two non-expandable storage variants 32GB/128GB. The phone is backed by a 2770 mAh non-removable battery that supports fast charging via USB Type-C.

Google Pixel XL on the other hand comes with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution. It is powered by the same Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor as the Google Pixel and has the same RAM and storage options. Pixel XL is backed by a 3450 mAh non-removable Li-ion battery, and also supports fast charging via a USB Type-C port.

Both phones sport the same 12.3 MP rear camera with a f/2.0 aperture, phase detection, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. The secondary camera on the phones is an 8MP sensor with a f/2.4 aperture.

The new Google Assistant is the highlight for the new Pixel smartphones. Google Assistant can be accessed by long-pressing the home button, which can help keep track of your appointments, daily meetings, and can even have a conversation with the user. Google will allow the Assistant to be integrated with third-party apps as well.

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