Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL India Pre-Orders Starts Tomorrow


Earlier this month Google was unveiled the next gen Pixel smartphones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both the smartphones are opening for pre-order in India starting from Thursday. The smartphones will be exclusively available via Flipkart.

Pre-orders will be start at 12am on Thursday, while the shipping for the Pixel 2 will begin from November 1 and Pixel 2 XL on November 15.

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Price in India

For the Indian market, the Pixel 2 comes with the price tag of Rs. 61,000 for 64GB variant and Rs, 70,000 for the 128 GB variant. Similarly the Pixel 2 XL for the 64GB and 128GB variants are Rs. 73,000 and Rs. 82,000, respectively.

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL launch offers

Flipkart is offering various launch offers with the purchase of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL –

  • With the pre-booking, customer will get a free Sennheiser Headset worth Rs. 11,990.
  • 8,000 cashback on EMI using HDFC Bank credit cards.
  • 50 percent buyback value when you want to upgrade the Pixel.
  • 5,000 off on exchange of select phone models.
  • No-cost EMI starting at Rs. 3,389 per month.

Further more Flipkart also offering Google Daydream View 2 headset to five selected winners of the social media contest which is live on Facebook and ends on Tuesday.

Google Pixel 2 And Pixel 2 XL Features

The main difference of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is their display size and battery capacity, The Google Pixel 2 comes in three colour options including Kind of Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White colour options, while the Pixel 2 XL will be available in Just Black and Black & White colour options. Both the smartphone comes with squeeze sense technology ‘ActiveEdge’ like HTC U11; the phone can detect pressure on its sides so you can squeeze the edges to activate Google Assistant.

The second generation Pixel smartphones also come with ‘Google Lens’ You can take pictures of posters and Google Lens will be able to make sense of the useful things and information mentioned in there with an accurate rate of over 95 percent.  The smartphones come loaded with IP67 certifications for Water and dust resistance and front-firing stereo speakers for better multimedia experience. There is also a fingerprint scanner on the back.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL specifications

Both the Pixel devices run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo operating system. The Pixel 2 features a 5” Cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080×1920) display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6” QHD+ (2880×1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. Both the devices come loaded with a new Always-on Display and are protected with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The duo is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with Adreno 540 GPU. They offer 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of internal storage which is not further expandable.

For photography, both the smartphones features a 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1.4-micron pixel size, and optical and electronic image stabilisation, dual pixel phase detection + autofocus with laser and 4K video recording. On the front there is an 8MP camera with f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus and 1.4-micron pixel sensor. Google claims that Pixel 2 series comes with the highest rated camera with 98 DxOMark scores, which is the highest for a smartphone. Further, the camera is also optimised for augmented reality.

Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are fueled by 2700mAh and 3520mAh battery respectively. Google claims that phones can give an output of up to 7 hours with 15 minutes of charge. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, NFC, eSIM, USB Type-C port and GPS. Following the Apple’s initiative 3.5mm audio jack has been removed in favour USB type-C both charging and music.

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