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No more Nexus Phones; Legacy Continues with Google Pixel and Pixel XL

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Goodbye Nexus! Hello to Pixel! Google has just announced two new phones: Pixel and Pixel XL. These are basically the upgraded version of last years LG Nexus 5x and Huawei Nexus 6P with the latest software and improved hardware. This year’s Pixel and Pixel XL is manufactured by HTC.

The Google Pixel sports a 5-inch 1080P AMOLED display and Pixel XL sports a bigger 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display. Both the phones are powered by the latest flagship processor, the Snapdragon 821, and has 4GB of DDR4 RAM. Storage option include either 32GB or 128GB. Both the phones ship with the Android 7.1 (Nougat), the latest version from Google.

In terms of camera, both the Pixel and Pixel XL boasts the same camera seen on last year’s model — a 12.3MP camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor, 1.55umpixel, f/2.0 aperture and  Phase Detection AF. But, it includes Electronic Image Stabilization which will improve the overall camera performance. Up front, there is an 8MP front camera.

The fingerprint on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is located on the rear side. Battery capacity is also different with Pixel having a smaller 2,770mAh and Pixel XL with 3450mAh. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, USB Type-C.

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Color Options: Quite Black, Very Silver and limited edition Really Blue

Both the Google Pixel and Pixel XL comes in Quite Black, Very Silver and limited edition Really Blue colors. The Google Pixel is priced at $649 for the 32GB version and $749 for the 128GB version. The Google Pixel XL is priced at $769 for the 32GB version, while the 128GB version costs $869.

Google Pixel Vs Pixel XL Specs Shootout:

Google Pixel Google Pixel XL
5-inch 1080P AMOLED display
with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
5.5-inch  QHD AMOLED display
with Gorilla Glass 4 protection
2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 SoC 2.15 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 821 SoC
4GB DDR4 RAM; 32/128GB ROM
(unlimited cloud storage)
4GB DDR4 RAM; 32/128GB ROM
(unlimited cloud storage)
Android 7.1 (Nougat) Android 7.1 (Nougat)
12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor 12.3MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX378 sensor
8MP front camera 8MP front camera
Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6mm; Weight: 143g Dimensions: 154.7 x 75.7 x 8.6 mm; Weight: 168g
2,770mAh battery 3450mAh battery
Price: $649 (32GB); $749 (128GB) Price: $769 (32GB); $869 (128GB)