Google just announced the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL at an event in San Francisco. Interestingly, India is amongst the first set of countries to get these new phones. While the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available for pre-order in the US starting today, the availability in India is a bit delayed as they will only go on sale from November this year.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the smaller Pixel 2 starts at Rs 61,000 for the base 64GB variant and goes all the way up to Rs 70,000 for the 128GB version. The Pixel 2 XL, however, is priced at Rs 73,000 for 64GB and Rs 82,000 for 128GB. Users will be able to start pre-ordering from October 26th and the Pixel 2 will go on sale starting November 1 across 1000+ retail stores across the country. Pixel 2 XL will go on sale from November 15. The phones will be sold online exclusively on Flipkart.
Initially, only the Pixel 2 will be available and then two weeks later, Google will bring the Pixel 2 XL. Moreover, we are also expecting some introductory bundles and cashback offers as they did last year. In the United States, customers are also getting a complimentary Google Home Mini smart speaker.
Furthermore, Google’s website reveals that the upgraded new Daydream View Virtual Reality headset will be also arriving in India for Rs 7,999. Although availability details are still missing.
Google’s new Pixel 2 phones are waterproof and are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64/128GB of storage. Both the front and rear cameras are capable of creating depth-of-field effects through software. The larger Pixel 2 XL also comes with a 6-inch nearly bezel-less OLED panel, while the normal Pixel 2 carries the same 5-inch Full HD display from last year. Both of them come with a rear fingerprint scanner and the ditch the standard headphone jack.