Google’s new Pixel range of smartphones are devices that are designed from scratch to finish entirely by Google. They differ from Nexus devices in the sense that Nexus are designed with input from manufacturing partners. The Pixel smartphones are Google’s stamp on the Android smartphone market with the goal of setting a standard for other brands to follow. The Google Pixel is the first smartphone in the Pixel range. Its bigger twin is the Google Pixel XL. Check out specifications of the Google Pixel below.
Google Pixel Specifications
The specifications below are of the global version of the Pixel.
Network and Software
- GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G: LTE 1(2100) / 2(1900) / 3(1800) / 4(1700/2100) / 5(850) / 7(2600) / 8(900) / 12(700) / 13(700) / 17(700) / 18(800) / 19(800) / 20(800) / 21(1500) / 26(850) / 28(700) / 32(1500) / 38(2600) / 39(1900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- OS: Android 7.1 Nougat
- Dimensions: 143.8 x 69.5 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 143 g
- Display: 5.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (441 PPI) AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 4
- Sensors: Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Proximity
- Build: IP53 dust and spray resistance
- Colours: White. Black
- Processor Type: Quad-Core 2.15 GHz
- Processor Name: Snapdragon 821
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 530
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal Storage: 32 GB / 128 GB
- External Storage: No
- Rear: 12 MP rear camera with dual LED flash
- Video recording: Yes
- Front-facing: 8 MP front with soft flash
- Music Support: mp3, aac, aac+, eaac+, amr
- Loudspeaker: Mono
- Video Support: mpeg4, h.263, h.264
- FM Radio:
- Bluetooth: v4.0
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- GPS: Yes
- USB: microUSB v2.0; USB Type-C
- Charging: Fast Charge
- Battery: 2,770 mAh
- Announcement: October 4, 2016
- Availability: October 2016
- Launch Price: $649 / $749
The Google Pixel won’t be the first smartphone to launch with Android 7 Nougat though.
So far, Google has attempted to steer the Android hardware market with a number of programmes that have included Nexus, Android One, and now Pixel. While the Nexus programme has done well, Android One hasn’t recorded huge success. What do you think of those attempts and what do you think are Pixel’s chances of success?
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