Google To Focus More On Offline Pixel 2 sales in India

THE Pixel 2 is Google's next generation phone and from what I saw during their event last October 4, it was one heck of a phone.

The Pixel 2's dual-camera, combined with Google's new software, appears to yield seriously impressive results versus similar handsets on market, so while the dual-lens tech is new to Pixel phones, it appears Google has a strong command over the software which powers it.

The five-inch Pixel 2 and its larger cousin, the six-inch Pixel XL 2, will instead have only a single lens, bucking a growing trend in high-end smartphones.

Click through the images to see examples of Google's "Motion" feature, which creates mini clips in the style of Apple's Live Photos, and to check out the new software-driven Portrait mode that blurs the background behind your subject - another feature Apple got to first.

Nonetheless, to make the transition a smoother one, Google has included a dongle in the box so that you can continue to use your preferred old-school headphones.

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The Google Pixel 2 is priced at $649 (about Ksh 67,000) for the base model of 64GB and $749 (about Ksh 77,400) for the 128GB variant. Where Pixel 2 XL has a bigger resolution, the iPhone X comes with HDR support and True Tone display. The Pixel 2 XL will let you insert augmented reality virtual stickers that you can add into either photographs or videos. Further, whoever has taken the images must be familiar with the techniques of photography.

Now this is a good deal here with the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL.

Google is also boasting that its camera is the highest-rated on a smartphone camera, with a DxOMark Mobile score of 98. The phones will be sold in Just Black, Kinda Blue and Clearly White color variants for the Pixel 2 and Just Black and Black & White color variants for the Pixel 2 XL. Apart from Flipkart, you will be able to get the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL from certain offline retailers that are listed here.

Google also announced another product - the Pixel Buds. It will reportedly use Bluetooth and device motion to determine when to activate the feature. He further said that the new USB Type-C port is "becoming commonplace in the best phones and laptops", so the company made a decision to take a step towards the future.

Talking about the camera samples, we are really impressed with the quality of both the still images and videos.

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