google pixel smartphones

This October is special for Google, as it is hosting hardware event in San Francisco on 4th October to launch its Android-based smartphones namely- Pixel & Pixel XL,  and an updated 4K-version of the chromecast dongle. These smartphones will launched in India on 5th October.

The event will also show off its Google’s DayDream VR platform and Google Home, a voice-activated home product that allows user to get answers from Google, stream music and manage everyday tasks.

Google Pixel

The design of Google Pixel smartphone

According to Android Police, Google’s upcoming Pixel smartphones are designed by HTC with codenames “Sailfish” and “Marlin“. It has also reported that the price range of Pixel devices shall be akin to the iPhone 7 or Galaxy S7 and both shall support the fingerprint sensor.

If we talk about design of Pixel smartphones, then according to Venture Beat, the press image of the front of handset would be as shown in given figure.

In it, users shall get dual tone design and feature metal and glass. The back of the devices is featured a combination of metal and glass, which could become a first among smartphones.

Expected Price: Rs. 60,000

As per the rumors, Google might drop the Nexus series and will continue with Pixel series in future.

Expected Specifications

Model Pixel (Sailfish) Pixel XL(Marlin )
Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
Processor (CPU): Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor
Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
Processor (CPU): Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
DISPLAY Screen Size: 5 inch Full HD display
Resolution: 1,920 x 1,080 pixels
Touchscreen: Yes
Screen Size: 5.5 inch Quad HD display
Resolution: 2,560 x 1,440 pixels
Touchscreen: Yes
STORAGE Internal storage (ROM): 32 GB Internal storage (ROM): 32 GB / 128GB options via microSD Card (no 64 GB option)
BATTERY Capacity: Li-ion 2,770mAh Capacity: Li-ion 3,450mAh
CAMERA Rear Camera : 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus
Front Camera : 8-megapixel with OIS
(Have 4K video recording)
Rear Camera : 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture and phase detection autofocus
Front Camera : 8-megapixel with OIS
(Have 4K video recording)
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Bottom-firing speaker, Bluetooth version 4.20, USB-C port, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Top-mounted headphone jack Bottom-firing speakers, Bluetooth version 4.20, Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, USB-C port

4K Version of Google Chromecast Dongle

Google Chromecast Ultra
Chromecast Ultra

The Google Chromecast is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI dongle that wirelessly cast content to user’s favourite TV shows, films, music, sport, games, etc by simply using their mobile device. It works with iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, etc.  As per Venture Beat, the 4K version of Google Chromecast will be called as ”Chromecast Ultra”.

Megha Jain

Engg & Freelance Author

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