Google Pixel Event: Everything To Know About The All-Google Smartphone

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Pixel specs Screencap: Google

Google announced its new smartphones, called Pixel, on Tuesday, confirming many rumors that have circulated about the devices for several months. The devices, which come in 5-inch and 5.5-inch models, are the first smartphones to come with Google Assistant, Google Allo, Google Duo and Daydream preinstalled.

Google also showcased the device’s camera, which it claims is rated by camera experts Dxomark at 89, the highest ever for a smartphone. The Pixel phones also include Google Photos built-in, plus free unlimited storage for photos and video at full resolution.

Running Android Nougat, the smartphones will receive automatic updates from Google, which will be downloaded and installed in the background and set up when phone is restarted.

The Pixel phones also support quick charging for seven hours of power with just 15 minutes of charging; and quick switching capability to transfer information from old phones. A quick switch cable will be included with the devices.

Users can also take advantage of 24/7 live customer care and custom cases and accessories.

Color options include Quick Black, Very Silver and Really Blue. Pixel will be a Verizon exclusive in the U.S. and will be available internationally. Customers will also be able to purchase the Pixel devices on and through Project Fi starting at $649 or $27 per month. Preorders begin Tuesday.


  • 5.5-inch, 5-inch Hi-Definition AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • 4GB Ram
  • Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor
  • 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, smartburst, HDR Plus and video stabilization
  • 3,450mAh, 2,770mAh battery
  • 32GB or 128GB internal storage
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 4.2
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