Google unveils new phones, a laptop and futuristic headphones
It feels like a long time has passed since Google’s last smartphone release. Back in October 2016, Google released Pixel, its first ever smartphone, but the truth of the matter is that Pixel was not all that great. User complaints about over-heating and lagg-iness overcame the phone’s incredible specs, including a 12MP, 2160p camera. Things didn’t go as planned, Samsung can relate… But they have come back this year stronger than ever.
Only weeks after the reveal of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Google is ready to square off with Apple's products, Galaxy’s Note 8 and LG's V30. San Francisco played host to Google’s press event, in which new products were unveiled.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL
The Pixel will bring the best of both worlds. From the first glance it seems like they’ve incorporated many Samsung features, along with some Apple mentality.
Adding on to the now common OLED screens, fingerprint sensors and water resistance; this phone will have the best version of Android sitting in its core.
But unlike Samsung, absence of a headphone jack as well as a larger sized ‘Pixel 2XL’- just like iPhone’s 6 plus, 7 plus and 8 plus-; in addition to a portrait mode that was exclusive to Apple products, makes it a stranger to the 'Galaxys'.
Google also introduced the ‘Pixel buds’, which are wireless headphones; that are connected to each other with a string, the cool thing about those buds is there ability to translate over 40 languages via Google translate; of course. They which will only be compatible with the Pixels.
You may ask, so what’s so special about this?
Google will add a feature to their Lens, which lets you point your phone's camera at anything- like a sign or animal - for relevant information like phone numbers and dog species.
Moreover, emoji-lovers will surely be entertained by the AR stickers, which will let you add things like virtual coffee to your videos and photos.
The Pixel book
Google is not messing about no more. In attempts to compete on all levels, Google have introduced their first convertible laptop. With a 12.3-inch-touch screen display and a battery that lasts 10 hours; this convertible laptop’s screen can be folded all the way to make it seem like you’re using a tablet.
Moving on to what really matters.
The Pixel 2 has a 5-inch screen and will cost around AED 2400 and AED 3100 will be the cost for the 6-inch 2XL.
The 2XL has nothing over the 2 other than the size screen; according to the presenter at the launching event, "We don't set aside better features for the larger device".
The Pixelbook will only be available on October 31 and will cost around AED3700