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05/10/2016

Google Reveal the Pixel

The live event was held last night on Tuesday the 5th of October. Launching the Pixel, the new phone by Google (amongst many other interesting new tech). Here we have a run down of the specification of the new phone, but first, watch the video;

Impressive, if a little condescending towards the iPhone, but a bit of healthy competition only ever pushes the industry forward.

In case you missed that full list at the end;

  • All metal unibody
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • 64Bit Quad-Core processor4GB LPDDR4 Ram
  • Amoled display 5.5″ QHD with 534ppi
  • 5″ FHD with 441ppi
  • True Blacks
  • 100000:1, super contrast ratio
  • 16.77 Million Colours
  • 12.3MP Camera
  • No Bump
  • 1.55 micrometers large pixels
  • Optimized for low light photography
  • f/2.0 aperture
  • Smartburst
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Rear glass shade
  • Really Blue
  • Quite Black
  • Very Silver
  • Quick Switch Adapter
  • Android Nougat

(Phew)

But along with that, google were quite heavily promoting their Siri competitor, Google assistant, and with the latest advances in deep learning and the advances in the search engine, this could be a very powerful tool. We’ll keep you posted on how this works in the real world.

Google are also offering unlimited cloud storage for all your photos and videos with a brand new organisation and search function that will allow you to search your pics by face, place or things in them.

The price on the other hand is not so impressive, with a retail price expected to be around the $700 (around £600 for us here in the UK) this firmly puts the Pixel in the same bracket as the iPhone so the jury is still going to be out whether this price point reflects good value for money compared to the likes of the OnePlus or other flagship competitors.

Andrew Marchant

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