Google Pixel XL
Google Pixel XL key features:
- Aerospace-grade aluminum unibody (glass window on the back); splash and dust resistant (IP53)
- 5.5″ AMOLED screen of QHD resolution, 534ppi, 100% NTSC; 2.5D Gorilla Glass 4
- Quad-core Kryo processor, Adreno 530 GPU, 4GB of RAM, Snapdragon 821 chipset
- Google-loaded Android 7.1 Nougat; 2 years of OS upgrades from launch, 3 years of security updates
- 12.3MP camera, f/2.0 lens, 1.55µm pixels, Phase and Laser AF, dual-LED, dual-tone flash; 2160p and 1080p @ 30/60/120fps video capture
- 8MP selfie camera, f/2.4 lens, 1.4µm pixels; 1080p video capture
- Comes with 32GB or 128GB of built-in storage, no expansion
- Fingerprint reader, Android Pay
- LTE Cat 9 or 11 (450Mbps or 600Mbps downlink, 50/75Mbps uplink); Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP, LE), GPS + GLONASS, NFC
- 3,450mAh battery; Fast charging over USB Type-C
What we’re pouting about is that the Pixel XL isn’t clearly better than the Nexus 6P it is supposed to replace and it didn’t bring back any of the features that the 6P dropped from the Nexus 6 spec sheet.
Not a good time to be cutting features, especially when Apple has everything short of an Always on screen (which the Pixels also lack) – dual cameras, water resistance, the best mobile chipset, truly awesome screen, even stereo speakers!
Can Google walk the same path in the other direction – from beloved software (Search, Maps, Android) and an overpriced Chromebook Pixel to the world’s best smartphone? We have a ticket to the preview show and it’s called the Google Pixel XL – shh, the trailers are starting