Google Pixel 2 pre-orders have started in India, a week before the smartphone goes on sale. Google has announced pre-booking offers for the devices on Flipkart on or before October 31. Under the offer, you will get Sennheiser Bluetooth earphones worth Rs 11,990 for free. In addition to this, Airtel users will be able to avail 120GB of additional data for six months while the Reliance Jio subscribers will get benefits of worth Rs 14,999. Google has also put up cashback offers on the smartphones worth Rs 8,000 upon using HDFC bank credit card (on EMI transactions only). You can pre-book you Pixel 2 now to avail these offers from Flipkart or Google’s offline retail partners including Reliance Digital, Croma and others.
Pixel 2 will be available starting November 1 and the Pixel 2 XL will go on sale starting November 15 in over 1,000 retail stores across India and on Flipkart.
As far as the specification goes the Google Pixel 2 will sport a 5-inch Full HD display while the Pixel 2 XL will come with a 6-inch P-OLED screen with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a resolution of 1440×2880 pixels, both protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass on top. The smartphones come in an Aluminium unibody with IP67 water and dust resistance. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC and will run the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box. The smartphones will come in two storage variants – 64GB and 128GB coupled with a 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. In addition to this, Google is also offering unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos to Google Pixel 2 users. The next-generation of Google Pixel smartphones will also come with ‘Active Edge’ an HTC U11 like pressure sensors.
The Google Pixel 2 will be powered by a 2700 mAH battery while the Google Pixel 2 XL will come with a 3520 mAh battery. The smartphones will come with connectivity options like Wi-Fi 2.4G, Bluetooth 5.0 and a USB Type-C port. In terms of optics, both the Pixel devices will have a 12.2-megapixel primary camera with f/1.8 aperture and with features like Autofocus with laser + dual pixel phase detection and Optical as well as electronic image stabilization. The rear camera is capable of producing videos at 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps and 4K @ 30fps. The selfie shooter comes with an 8-megapixel secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture, fixed focus and 1080p @ 30fps video recording capability.
The Pixel 2, including Google Lens, will be priced at Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs 70,000 for 128GB. The 64GB variant of the Google Pixel 2 XL will cost Rs 73,000 while its 128GB variant will be priced at Rs 82,000. Pixel 2 comes in just black, clearly white and kinda blue color options while Pixel 2 XL has just black and clearly white variants. apart from this Flipkart is also offering a Buyback Guarantee with 50% Buyback value when you buy a new phone from Flipkart. Do read the Terms & Conditions carefully.
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