a Series of mobile devices Nexus Google launched in 2010, chosen as the developer of the first model of the Taiwanese HTC. Today the Internet giant introduced a new family of branded smartphones with stock Android software platform, was already familiar to us from last year’s 10" tablet is the name Pixel. The creation of the debut devices, he again trusted the HTC, although its logo on gadgets is missing.
In recent years, manufacturers of smartphones came into fashion to produce not one version of the news, but several. For example, two — the first is the base, and the second differs from it by the screen size, battery capacity and any more details. Exactly what Google did with the Pixel and Pixel XL.
the Hardware basis of the smartphone is SOC Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 — most recent to date top solution American chip maker. From the Snapdragon 820, which was used almost all the flagship innovations of the first half of 2016, it is distinguished by other frequency characteristics. Other parameters, including the built-in graphics Adreno 530, the technology of fast charging Quick Charge 3.0 and the X12 LTE modem supporting LTE Cat. 12 and LTE Cat. 13, remained unchanged.
the Volume of LPDDR4 RAM Google Pixel is 4GB, built-in flash storage UFS 2.0, depending on the configuration can accommodate 32 or 128 GB. “Intermediate” variant with 64 GB drive, but free and unlimited storage of photos and videos in Google cloud storage.
speaking of pictures: camera Pixel built on the basis of a 12.3-Megapixel sensor of size 1/3.2″ with large of 1.55-µm pixels and is equipped with a lens with f/2.0 aperture, phase detect autofocus and stabilization system, working not only when photographing but also while shooting video. In addition, it has HDR+ and the ability to record 4K videos. As claimed by Google, smartphones Pixel received the highest rating in the test for cameras DxOMark, scoring 89 points. This is slightly more than the iPhone 7 that succeed in 86 points. Front module is much easier — its resolution is 8 MP, and he has only basic functionality.
as for the differences between Pixel and Pixel XL, they lie in their size, the diagonal and resolution displays and battery capacity. Google Pixel equipped with 5-inch screen displaying at 1920 × 1080 pixels, while the Pixel XL is endowed with a 5.5-inch panel with a resolution of 2560 × 1440 pixels. In both cases, the use of AMOLED-matrix.
of Course, because of the large diagonal and resolution screen power Google Pixel XL above, so in the phablet a more capacious battery. At the Pixel capacitance is equal to 2770 mAh, and the XL version, she was driven to 3450 mA·h of Course, supports fast charge: according to the manufacturer, a 15-minute connection to an outlet lasts for 7 hours of battery life.
From a software point of view, Pixel and Pixel XL is the first smartphone running the Android operating system 7.1 Nougat wrapped in Pixel Launcher. Speaking of the software component of new products, special attention to representatives of Google gave the voice assistant Google Assistant, which is a rebranding and further development of Google Now, and also drew attention to the fact that Pixel and Pixel XL is compatible with the virtual reality platform the VR Daydream.
other characteristics of the Pixel and Pixel XL note the case of metal and glass, fingerprint scanner, USB Type-C, wireless adapters Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.2, and 3.5 mm audio Jack for headphones. Regarding the latter, Google has followed Apple’s footsteps, bringing the good old “mini-Jack” remained in place.
the Smartphone will go on sale in three colors — black, silver and blue. The minimum price of Pixel in a configuration with 32 GB of flash memory is stated at $ 650.
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