In perhaps the first of its kind, users of Google’s latest smartphones Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, will not have to use any SIM card in both sets, the company has said. According to theverge.com, the company will use built-in eSIMs to validate cellular account for Project Fi subscribers. Before today no smartphone used the eSIM standard.This technology has been reserved for LTE-equipped smartwatches, tablets among others.
“This means you no longer need to go to a store to get a SIM card for wireless service, wait a few days for your card to arrive in the mail, or fumble around with a bent paper clip to coax your SIM card into a tiny slot,” Joy Xi, a product manager for Project Fi wrote in Google’s official blog post . “Getting wireless service with eSIM is as quick as connecting your phone to Wi-Fi,” he added as per the website.
On Wednesday, the company launched new phones, 6-inch Pixel XL and 5-inch Pixel and smart speakers and other devices, Associated Press reported. As per it, the second generation of Google’s Pixel phones feature larger, brighter screens that take up more of phone’s front, the changes which Apple is also making in its iPhone X, which is scheduled to be released in few days.
Google also improved the camera on the Pixel, suggesting that it will help in clicking better photos than the iPhone. The smaller Pixel will cost $650, which is $50 less than the iPhone 8.
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The Pixel XL will cost$850, which is $50 more than the iPhone 8 Plus. Prices for the iPhone X begins at $1,000. The company has also launched wireless headphones, called Pixel Buds, Associated Press added.