Google Pixel is the first smartphone build by the technology company itself

This one has an earphone jack

Google Pixel smartphone colours

Google has finally given up on Nexus, the previous line of smartphones that were made by third-party manufacturers.

Say hi to the new Google Pixel, the first smartphone with hardware and software designed together by Google themselves. While many have pointed out that the Pixel looks closely similar to the iPhone, there are subtle differences between the both. The most obvious of them are the inclusion of the headset jack which Apple had removed in the iPhone series, the fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone and USB Type-C port.

Google Pixel comes in two different models, Pixel and Pixel XL. The main difference between both models are the screen sizes, Pixel at 5 inches (441ppi) and the XL at 5.5 inches (534ppi). Both are powered by Snapdragon 321 quad-core processors, features 4GB memory and storage options from 32GB to 128GB. The new phone ships with the latest Android 7.1 Nougat. Pixel also features fast charging, up to seven hours in just 15 minutes.

Google claims the camera in the Pixels is the best ever on a smartphone, scoring a whopping 89 on the DxOMark chart. At 12.3-megapixel, the camera features a f/2.0 aperture and a big sensor with 1.55-micron pixels to capture more light. The camera function includes Smartburst for rapid shots and Lens Blur for shallow depth of field or otherwise known as bokeh effects.

Pixel is available in Very Silver, Quite Black, and a limited edition Really Blue colours and is priced at US$649 (~S$889) and will be available for pre-order in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and Australia today.

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