Google has gone ahead and unveiled the second-generation of their Pixel devices. The Pixel 2 comes in a five-inch 1080p LCD screen and a six-inch Quad HD OLED display for the Pixel 2 XL.
Both devices come with Android 8.0 Oreo right out of the box, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a new Active Edge feature which requires users to squeeze the device to invoke the Google Assistant or to use other features through gestures. I’m not exactly sure of why they would use such an odd method to allow users to access the device.
The Pixel 2 makes use of the same Snapdragon 835 chip which is used on other flagship devices, such as the Galaxy S8, OnePlus 5, LG V30, etc. with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However, as a new introduction – the Pixel devices are now dust and water-resistant. The twelve-megapixel camera on the rear has software and hardware optical image stabilisation and is factory calibrated, optimised for ARCore, which is Google’s response to Apple’s ARKit framework for augmented reality experiences.
Preorders for the Pixel 2 start today at $649 and $849 for the Pixel 2 X.
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