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It’s been a year since Google released a smartphone—well, two smartphones—in the form of the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. These devices boasted supercharged specs and, of course, the latest version of Android then.

 

Today, the powerful search giant once again announced their latest take on the modern smartphone: the Google Pixel.

 

Yup, that’s right! Nexus branding no more! Google’s newest smartphone comes in two flavors – 5-inch and 5.5-inch, the former dubbed “Pixel XL”.

 

Specifications

Aside from the screen size difference, both the Pixel and Pixel XL sport almost the same specs side-by-side:

 

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Credits: CNet

 

For Community members who aren’t techies, I can tell you this phone is so fast you can easily throw any application on it without a hitch. As for photography enthusiasts, the Pixel is guaranteed to capture extremely detailed and vivid photos—DXOMark Mobile ranked it with a score 89, higher than the iPhone 6s which scored 86.

 

Credits: Pocket Lint

 

Also, Google Pixel is available in three *funny* colors:

  • Quite Black
  • Very Silver
  • Really Blue

 

The Pixel runs Android 7.1 Nougat out-of-the-box.

 

Features

So what kind of features can you expect from the Google Pixel that will make it stand out?

 

  1. Google Assistant
    Google’s spin on the “personal assistant” functionality, rivaling Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa. With Google Assistant, you can ask Google to do a lot of really cool stuff like ask for street directions, perform complex mathematical computations, and even search for images of “cats wearing hats” using just your voice.

    Imagine the possibilities. Right? I agree.

  2. Fast charging
    The thing that I’ve always loved about modern Android smartphones is the fast charging capability, and the Pixel embraces this feature wholeheartedly. Google claims you can get 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. That’s really fast! This feature is almost indispensable for people who are always on the go.

  3. Unlimited photo storage
    Exclusive to the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, these devices come with free unlimited storage for all your photos. In full resolution. Period. Google really loves us, guys!

 

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL will be available in the US, Canada and UK starting November. They’re already accepting preorders. In the Philippines I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. These brand new toys from Google will probably arrive here by January.

 

Farewell, Nexus. You will be missed.