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All You Need To Know About Google’s New Devices

Details

The blogosphere already knew majority of the details surrounding Google’s new devices but the yesterday, the devices launched, either confirming what we already knew or revealing new information.

The Pixel and Pixel XL will be available from 20 October, with pre-orders starting in the UK, US, Australia, Canada and Germany on the Google Store from the 4th of October while Indians will be able to pre-order from 13th of October.

Prices for the Pixel start at $649 or $27 a month in the US while prices for the Pixel XL start at £719, going up to £819 for the 128GB.

The Pixels will be available through the Google Store, EE, Dixons Carphone, Verizon, Best Buy, Project Fi, Rogers, Telus, Bell, Wireless Wave, T-Mobile, Telstra, JB Hi-Fi, Flipkart, Reliance Digital and Croma.

Specifications

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Both devices have these:

Design
Metal unibody
Glass supervisor with Gorilla® Glass 4 coating
Memory
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
Display Characteristics
100% NTSC
100000:1, super contrast ratio
True black level
Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
Less than 40% brightness decrease at 30 degree viewing angle
Storage
32 or 128Gb
Processor
Snapdragon 821; MSM8996 pro AB Quad Core 2+2 Kryo 2.15GHz / 1.6GHz
Main Camera
12.3MP IMX378
1.55μm
PDAF + LDAF
f/2.0 Aperture
Front Camera
8MP IMX179
1.4µm
f/2.4 Aperture
Fixed focus
Video
1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
4K @ 30fps
Sensors
Proximity/ALS
Accelerometer / Gyrometer
Magnetometer
Pixel Imprint – Back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
Barometer
Hall sensor
Sensor Hub: CHRE V2 with GPS/Wi-Fi/BT
Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper / defined response
Charging
USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD
18W charging
Ports and Slots
USB Type-C
USB 3.0
3.5mm headset jack
Single SIM
Media
Single bottom-firing speaker
3 Mics
Noise Suppression
Connectivity
2 RF SKUs – NA and RoW
3x carrier aggregation support
Supports up to CAT 11 (600Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL) depending upon carrier coverage and carrier rollouts
Telstra – CAT11 (600Mbps DL / 75Mbps UL)
All others – CAT 9 (450Mbps DL / 50 Mbps)
GPS
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO
BT 4.2
NFC
Telephony
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/8
CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10
TDS-CDMA: N/A
FDD LTE: B 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/29/30
TDD LTE: B 41
LTE 2xCA: B2+B2, B2+B4, B2+B5, B2+B12, B2+B13, B2+B17, B2+B29, B2+B30, B4+B4, B4+B5, B4+B7, B4+B12, B4+B13, B4+B17, B4+B29, B4+B30, B5+B30, B7+B7, B12+B30, B25+B25, B29+B30, B41+B41
LTE 3xCA: B2+B2+B12, B2+B2+B13, B2+B4+B4, B2+B4+B5, B2+B4+B12
B2+B4+B13, B2+B4+B29, B2+B5+B30, B2+B12+B30, B2+B29+B30, B4+B4+B12, B4+B4+B13, B4+B5+B30, B4+ B7+ B12, B4+B12+B30, B4+B29+B30, B41+B41+B41
RoW
GSM: Quad-band GSM
UMTS/WCDMA: B 1/2/4/5/6/8/9/19
CDMA: BC0
TDS-CDMA: B 34/39
FDD LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/21/26/28/32/
TDD LTE: B 38/39/40/41
LTE 2xCA: B1+B3, B1+B5, B1+B7, B1+B8, B1+B18, B1+B19, B1+B20, B1+B21, B1+B26, B1+B41, B3+B3, B3+B5, B3+B7, B3+B8, B3+B19, B3+B20, B3+B28, B5+B7, B7+B7, B7+B8, B7+B20, B7+B28, B19+B21, B20+B32, B38+B38, B39+B39, B39+B41, B40+B40, B41+B41
LTE 3xCA: B1+B3+B3, B1+B3+B5, B1+B3+B8, B1+B3+B20, B1+B5+B7, B1+B19+B21, B1+B41+B41, B3+B3+B5, B3+B3+B7, B3+B3+B8, B3+B7+B7, B3+B7+B8, B3+B7+B20, B3+B7+B28, B7+B7+B28
Device Variants (SKUs)
Very Black, Quite Silver and Really Blue
In box
USB-C 18W adaptor with USB-PD
A-C cable (USB 3.0)
C-C cable (USB 2.0)
SIM tool
Quick switch adapter
In box promos and collateral

 

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