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[UPDATE] Google Pixel, Pixel XL News: Google’s Answer To Apple’s iPhone 7? Here's Why You Should Buy Pixel

Update Date: Oct 06, 2016 02:20 PM EDT
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The new Google logo is displayed at the Google headquarters on Sept. 2, 2015 in Mountain View, California. Google has made the most dramatic change to their logo since 1999 and have replaced their signature serif font with a new typeface called Product Sans. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Silicon Valley search giant Google is all set to be back in the smartphone industry and compete with iPhone 7. Perhaps this is why, after several cameos, and rumors, Google has finally unveiled the much - anticipated Pixel and Pixel XL lineup.

The base of Pixel might look like the rumors and the leaks suggested, but the features the Pixel handsets bring for users is far better than the rumors. The pixel will be available in two sizes - the standard 5 inch, and the standard 5.5 inch (titled Pixel XL), according to Tech Crunch.

The smartphones, reportedly bring in a variety of features and are different from the previously released Android phones from Google or any other makers. They boast of a design that has been controlled by Google in addition to the built-in Google Assistant. The Google Assistant replaces Google Now and provides functionalities of an assistant.

Another exciting feature of the new Pixel devices is perhaps its camera. The tech tycoon has been using DxoMark to measure the mettle of the camera. Both the devices have a score of 89, which places it ahead of not only HTC but also Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.

To make sure that users love clicking photos, Google will be providing with unlimited Google Photos storage. In addition, Google has also include Google Duo, Google's own video calling app in its Pixel handsets. It is to be noted, Google Duo works not only on Android, but also in iOS and comes with a Knock Knock feature. This enables users to preview the person who is calling, and pick up or disconnect the call.

Since Google believes in better customer care, all of the Pixels handsets will be coming with expert care services. If a user has problems, they can contact an expert from the Support tab on their handsets.

Lastly, Google needed a fingerprint scanner to compete with Apple's iPhones, and that the Google Imprint introduced in the newly launched Pixel devices solve the issue. The fingerprint scanner will not only provide access to the files and folders on unlocking, but also have "Moves" functionality to enable users to view notifications right from the fingerprint sensor.

The base-level Pixel starts at $649 or $27 a month. Users can pick it up unlocked through Google's site or tied to Verizon, the phone's exclusive carrier in the United States. Google's also got a whole slew of accessories available for pre-order and users can choose whatever they want.  



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