The much awaited Google Pixel and Google Pixel Xl on Thursday went for pre-order in the country. With this, India becomes one of the only 6 nations where the pre-booking for Google’s revolutionary new smartphone has started. The deliveries of these products are expected to be starting by the end of this month. Both the smartphones have been designed to give stiff competition to the Apple and Samsung’s flagship smartphones. Google claims that this time it has complete control over its products; from start to finish, as it contracted with HTC instead of its previous alliances to manufacture handsets.
Google also claims that the Pixel handsets are the first phones that have been completely produced by the company; both hardware and the software. And by doing so, Google is asserting its presence among the likes of Apple and Samsung. Although, these new smartphones are actually manufactured by Taiwanese smartphone Company HTC. Google has also teamed up with HTC to provide after sale services to the Pixel smartphones’ users. The smartphones are to be made available for sale in over 1,000 retail outlets. Google has also announced a customer care number, that is toll-free, to deal with all the customer grievances.
The smartphones will be mad available in Blue, Quite Black and Silver colour variants. Although, Blue is the colour that is said to be most sought after. The smartphones are offering an internal storage of 32GB and 128GB, depending on the model and the price. The 32GB Pixel would cost you around Rs, 57,000, whereas the 128GB variant would make you pay RS 66,000. Similarly, the Pixel XL starts with a price tag of RS 67,000 for the 32GB variant, whereas the 128GB model costs RS 76,000. The Google Pixel sports a 5-inch full HD screen with 1080×1920 pixels and AMOLED display. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The Pixel XL has a slightly bigger screen with 5.5-inch Full HD with the same resolution and protection. The smartphones also offer cloud services, which means that the users get to store as many photos and videos as they want. Both the smartphones run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 61-bit-quad-core chipset, that clock 2.15GHz. Both the smartphones offer 4GB RAM and run on the new Android Nougat 7.1 OS.