Google Pixel 2: All We Think We Know

The Google Pixel replaced the Google Nexus line of devices in 2016. Along with its big, brother, the Pixel XL, It was warmly received by the masses. There are a lot of things to like about the Pixel – its design, materials, camera, specs and OS. It is perhaps the best Android smartphone to come out in 2016. However, in the company of phones such as Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6, the Pixel seems old. However, an all-new Pixel is going to come out in 2017. We think we know what it will have onboard. Interested? Then continue reading to know more about Google Pixel 2 India price, variants, launch date, specifications and features.

Google Pixel 2 India

Google Pixel 2 India Launch Date

Launch Date (expected) November/December 2017

Google Pixel was launched in October 2016. The Pixel 2 launch has been confirmed to be in 2017. If we go by Pixel’s launch trend, the Pixel 2 will come around the same time this year. Post worldwide launch, expect the Pixel 2 India launch to take place a month or two later. Google may ntake this time to find a sales partner for the Pixel 2 in India as well as sort its price out for the country.

Google Pixel 2 Price In India

Price for 64GB Variant (expected) Rs 62,000
Price for 128GB Variant (expected) Rs 70,000

There is a reason why the Pixel 2 is expected to cost so much. Firstly, Google is not intent on giving up on the premium pricing of Pixel. Need proof? The Pixel currently retails in India for Rs 57,000. Secondly, it may be available in 64GB and 128GB variants, like in 2017. Considering the Samsung Galaxy S8 costs Rs 62,600, the Pixel’s price tag seems on par.

Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Vs Google Pixel: Which One Should You Buy?

Google Pixel 2 Specifications

Processor 2.4GHz octa-core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB
Display 5-inch Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution, AMOLED
OS Android O
Primary (rear) Camera 12.3-megapixel with flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging and Wireless Charging
Dual SIM No

The Pixel 2 is most likely coming with top-shelf specs. The areas where it may see most changes are battery and build materials. The cameras should retain their Pixel tuning even if their specs change on Pixel 2. While the Pixel offered great battery life with a 2750mAh battery, expect it to come with a bigger battery. As far as the dual-tone finish of Pixel is concerned, expect it to make way on Pixel 2. However, instead of having glass, it may have a metal unibody design.

Google Pixel

Google Pixel (representative image)

Google Pixel 2 Features

  • Android O
  • Wireless Charging
  • Metal Unibody design
  • Fingerprint scanner on the back
  • Water-resistant
  • Dual-tone finish
  • Two/Three colour schemes
  • No headphone jack

The Google Pixel 2 India launch should see the device coming to India with minimal changes from the international model. The smartphone showcased the Android 7.0 Nougat. Expect the Pixel 2 to act as a showcase of Android O. Upon the Pixel 2 India launch, the phone will compete against Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6 and HTC U in the Android smartphone space. Undoubtedly, it will have its eyes set on the latest iPhone from Apple.

Want to know more about Google Pixel 2 India launch? Stay tuned to this space for more.

(Story updated on May 2, 2017 to include No Headphone Jack as a feature and edit rear camera spec to 12-megapixel).

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