Android 8.1 Developer Preview Announced By Google

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Google's latest smartphone has hit the shelves and it looks to be a direct competitor to Apple's new iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

The above offers are available on pre-orders of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL between October 26 and October 31, 2017 on Flipkart as well as through other offline retailers like Reliance Digital, Croma and more across the country.

According to Flipkart, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pre-order customers will get a chance to buy a free Sennheiser Headset worth INR 11,990 for just INR 1.

The 50 per cent buyback guarantee should be an interesting offer for Pixel and Pixel XL owners looking to upgrade to the Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL, it is still unclear, however, whether the buyback refers to older Pixel models.

The main highlight of Pixel 2 is its camera, DxOMark Mobile has given the highest rating to second-gen Pixel smartphone.

In addition, the consumers, who use their HDFC Bank Credit Card to pre-order the phones on EMI, will be eligible for INR 8000 cashback.

As the name suggests, Now Playing History essentially lets you view a list of songs that your Pixel 2 has been listening to. The Google Pixel 2 comes with a starting price tag of Rs 61,000 while the larger Pixel 2 XL costs Rs 73,000 for the 64GB variant.

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Pixel 2 XL is backed by a 3520mAh battery which delivers up to 7 hours of power after 15 minutes of charge.

Pixel 2 has a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display with 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and 16:9 aspect ratio with 441 PPI pixel density. The Pixel 2 XL's display is almost bezel-less with 18:9 aspect ratio. Both the Pixels are powered by Snapdragon 835 SoC that are paired with 4 GB RAM. The handset comes in two storage variants of 64GB and 256GB. It runs the purest form of Android 8.0 Oreo and shares the same hardware as its bigger sibling, except for the screen size.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are both IP67 certified which make them water and dust resistant, and, they also have a fingerprint scanner at the back for additional security.

The flagships feature a single 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel sensor and f/1.8 aperture.

In the end for many people it will come down to software preference as despite boasting improved features on the whole the new Pixel 2 is not significantly better to lure devoted Apple fans.

Other than the "NNAPI", there aren't a ton of changes outlined in Google's documentation.