Google’s Pixel 2 Event with Five Major Announcements

On October 5, Google launched the much talked about Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. But the company came up with many other surprises too. Along with two brilliant smartphones, Google presented a new camera named Google Clips, Google Home Mini, a Pixelbook and an improvised Google Daydream.

Let’s quickly take you through the high-end gadgets by Google which was unveiled yesterday-


Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL


The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is same in many aspects. Both the smartphones are powered by a terrific Snapdragon 835 processors paired with a 4GB RAM. You will get two options of ROM that is one with a 64GB and the other one with a 128GB on board.

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL both house a 12.2 MP rear camera and the front-facing camera nestles an 8MP camera. Features such as autofocus with laser and dual-pixel phase detection and optical and electronic image stabilization are present in the cameras of both the handsets.

The major difference between the two smartphones is the size of the display. The Pixel 2 XL has a large OLED screen of 6 inches with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixel. While the Pixel 2 XL sports an OLED screen of 5.5 inches with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel. Pixel 2 XL will be powered by a bigger battery as compared to Pixel 2.

Both the handsets use USB-C and do not feature the wireless charging facility. Also, they do not have the 3.5mm headphone jack. Google also unveiled its own wireless headphones dubbed as Pixel Buds.

Pixel Buds is quite similar to Air Pods. These brand new wireless headphones are compatible with USB-C and can offer five hours of listening time per charge. You can even activate Google Translate on the Pixel Buds which will translate conversations.

You can pre-order your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL online and it will hit the stores on October 19. The Pixel 2 (64GB) will price AED 2383, while the 128GB variant will be around AED 2751.

The elder sibling that is the Pixel 2 XL (64GB) will cost AED 3118 and the 128GB option will be priced at AED 3485.


Google Clips


Google has come up with an interesting camera which uses Artificial Intelligence to freeze candid and intimate moments. If someone is camera shy, then you can hide this camera somewhere close and it will automatically click the pictures. The camera is built in such a way that it can capture soundless videos of faces that it identifies.

The Google Clip can be used for three hours continuously. The camera has a 12MP sensor with a 130-degree field-of-view lens and captures images at 15 fps. It offers an 8GB of internal memory.

The Google Clip is priced at AED 914.


Google Home Mini and Max


Google has also unwrapped the Google Home Mini and Max. The Google Home Max sports a stereo speaker with two 4.5 inches woofers. The woofers are 20 times more robust than the original Google Home.

The Google Home Max will cost around AED 1465 and will available in December. Also, the consumers on buying the Google Home Max will get YouTube Red for free for a whole year.

The Google Home Mini is a tiny device, covered with a soft fabric. It is just 4 inch in diameter and has a height of one and a half inch. The Google Home Mini will cost AED 179 and will be rolled out from October 19.


Google Pixelbook


The brand new Pixelbook sports a 12.3-inch high-resolution display which is also the first laptop ever to feature the built-in Google Assistant. You can either talk or type to the Google Assistant with the soft touch backlit keypad. The laptop includes a 512GB NVMe and a seventh-generation Intel i7 processor.

You will also get an extra sensitive pressure sensitive stylus, named as Pixelbook Pen made in partnership with tablet maker Wacom. It can also run for 10 hours just on a single charge. You can pre-order the Pixelbook online or wait until October when it will hit all the major retailers.


Google Daydream


Google also presented an upgraded Google Daydream. It will be compatible with the Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8, and LG V30. It will be available in November and will be priced at AED 363.

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