Pixel 2 price in India, along with that of its bigger sibling Pixel 2 XL, has been announced by Google soon after the launch event concluded. At Rs. 61,000 price in India, Pixel 2 is positioned slightly lower than the base variant of iPhone 8 (Rs. 64,000), while the Pixel 2 XL costs Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB storage option, again lower than the Rs. 77,000 price tag of iPhone 8 Plus. The 128GB variants of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are priced in India at Rs. 70,000 and Rs. 82,000, respectively.
While the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be available from over 1,000 offline stores in the country, they will be exclusively available online via Flipkart. The smartphones will be up for pre-orders in India on October 26 - the former goes on sale on November 1 and the latter on November 15. Apart from the iPhone 8 models, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will compete against the likes of iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
The Pixel 2 features a 5-inch Cinematic 127-mm full-HD (1080x1920) display, while the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440) P-OLED at 538ppi with 18:9 ratio. Both the displays also come equipped with 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Neither of the handsets have the 3.5mm headphone jack, so there is that you should keep in mind before you place the order. It wasn't immediately clear how soon customers in India will be able to place an order for either of the smartphones.
The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and 4GB of RAM. The handsets come in 64GB and 128GB storage variants. The Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL has a 3520mAh battery. On the photography front, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL offer the industry-best camera sensors. Both the phones house a 12.2-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical and electronic image stabilisation. The front facing 8-megapixel camera has an aperture of f/2.4.
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