Google Pixel release date, specs: Smartphone slated for release on October 20; comes with impressive specs


Google finally announced their latest offering of smartphones a couple of days ago, which indeed carries the new moniker “Pixel.” The new Google handsets are said to give the California-based search engine and tech company a breath of fresh air from their previous iterations of smartphones that carried the name Nexus.

Reports say that pre-orders for the upcoming device began shortly after its announcement last Oct. 4 and will be hitting the stores on Oct. 20. It was also noted that the upcoming smartphone is said to be manufactured by Google as the back of the phone is inscribed with its famed “G” logo. However, there were also talks stating that the company once again tapped the Taiwan-based tech vendor HTC to mass produce the top-end handsets.

Moreover, the Pixel smartphone will be coming in two size variants which are the 5-inch and 5.5-inch renders and they will arrive in three color alterations namely Really Blue, Quite Black, and Very White. Another notable feature is the Google Assistant, which is quite similar to iPhone’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Apart from the abovementioned attributes, other specs include an AMOLED multi-touch display with a 1440 x 2560-pixel resolution. The screen will be further reinforced by the Gorilla Glass 4 panel from Corning. It will also be carrying the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system and will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 processing chip from Qualcomm. The chipmaker is also tapped to provide the phone with an Adreno 530 graphics coprocessor.

Furthermore, the new Pixel phone will be sporting a 12-megapixel back camera and an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. Google also claims that the phone has snagged the highest handset camera rating.

Meanwhile, would-be users are now anticipating the release of the handset this Oct. 20 as some tech pundits say that this could be one of iPhone 7’s toughest competitors yet.