Google introduces the Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the latest phones by Google. The phones will go on sale on the 19th of October, although you will only be able to get the Pixel 2 XL a month later. Both phones share common specs:

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Initial rumors of a 836 variant proved to be false)
Memory: 4GB RAM
Storage: 64GB or 128GB
Rear camera: 12.2MP, 1.4μm pixels, Autofocus with laser and dual-pixel phase detection, Optical and electronic image stabilization, f/1.8 aperture lens
Front camera: 8MP, 1.4μm pixels, f/2.4 aperture lens, fixed focus
Video: 1080p at 30, 60, or 120 fps on rear camera
“Active Edge” squeezable sides
USB-C, no wireless charging
No headphone jack
Bluetooth 5.0
18W power adapter and USB-C headphone dongle

The Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh battery, although there was no mention of battery life. The screen is a 5-inch 1920×1080 AMOLED with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Weighing 143g, the phone’s actual dimensions are 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches. Prices start at $649 for 64GB of storage.

The Pixel 2 XL differs slightly, with a larger battery at 3520mAh. The 6-inch screen is a 2880×1440 pOLED screen which has true black with the same 100,000:1 contrast ratio. The phone is slightly larger than the Pixel 2 at 6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches and weights 175g.

The Pixel 2 comes with several exclusives including early access to Google Lens, Motion Photos, Portrait Mode, and a squeezable side to launch the Google Assistant. It is a flagship worthy phone from Google that makes for all the shortcomings of the first model.