Google Details New Pixel 2 Smartphones, Pixel Buds, Home Speakers, and Daydream View

Posted Wed Oct 4, 2017 at 12:00 PM PDT by
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The company has revealed its new lineup of gadgets.

Google has announced the latest additions to its tech product line. The collection includes the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel BudsGoogle Home Mini, Google Home Max, and an updated Daydream View Headset.

The new Pixel 2 features a 5-inch 16:9 AMOLED display with an FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080, 441ppi, 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 95% DCI-P3 coverage, and a 100000:1 super contrast ratio. Meanwhile, the Pixel 2 XL features a 6-inch pOLED 18:9 display with a QHD+ resolution of 2880 x 1440, 538ppi, 3D Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and a 100000:1 super contrast ratio. Under the hood, both models use Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 2.35Ghz + 1.9Ghz, 64Bit Octa-Core processors, along with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM running Android 8.0. A 12.2MP rear camera with 4K video recording and an 8MP front camera are integrated as well.  

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL are now available for pre-order with prices starting at $649 in the U.S. 

In addition, the company has revealed its new Pixel Buds. The wireless headphones feature a unique fabric loop and touchpad control on the right earbud. For charging, the Buds can be stored in a pocket-sized charging case for up to 24 hours of listening time. The headphones include Google Assistant support as well, allowing users to touch and hold the right earbud to ask for music, make phone calls, get directions, and more through voice commands. Likewise, Google Translate support is also integrated, enabling real time translations for 40 languages.

The Google Pixel Buds are available to pre-order now for $159 in the US with Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue color options.

Google has also announced two new additions to its Google Home lineup. The Google Home Mini is a compact smart speaker with a fabric enclosure, 360-degree sound, and far-field microphones, offering support for Google Assistant voice control.  Meanwhile, the Google Home Max will be the company's largest smart speaker model, offering premium sound and Google Assistant. The device features dual 4.5-inch high-excursion woofers, and is about 20 times more powerful than the original Google Home. Likewise, the speaker is the first model to offer Smart Sound tech powered by Google's artificial intelligence, allowing the Max to adapt its sound output to suit a user's environment, context of use, and preferences.

Google Home Mini is now available for pre-order for $49 with an expected release date of October 19. Google Home Max will be available to pre-order starting November 13 for $399 and comes with 12 months of ad-free YouTube Music (subject to these terms). 

Finally, the company has unveiled an updated version of its Daydream View VR Headset as well. The upgraded model features new high-performance lenses for better image clarity and a wider field of view, along with a premium two-tone fabric to make the headset soft and light. 

The new Daydream View headset will cost $99 and will be available in Fog, Charcoal and Coral color options.

Source: Google

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