The presentation of the new smartphone from Google, the Pixel 2, took place on Wednesday, October 4, at the Jazz Center in San Francisco.
The Pixel 2 will not come out in France (this year) .
To the great surprise of the French journalists present at the official launch of the Pixel 2, the new Google smartphone will not be sold in the Hexagon.
For the moment, the american company has not disclosed the reasons for this decision, and we don’t know if a release date later is provided.
Our neighbours, English and German, the Pixel 2 will be available in stores starting October 19, and the Pixel 2 XL from 15 November.
In terms of price, Google aligns itself with the competition (iPhone 8, Samsung S8..), since you will need to spend a minimum of 799 € for the Pixel 2 and 939 € for the version of the XL.
Technical characteristics of the Pixel 2.
What are the strong points of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL ? The quality of their screen, and their camera.
Both have an OLED screen whose resolution is two times higher than that of a standard LCD. The latter has been optimized to be used with helmets of VR (virtual reality).
The Pixel 2 has a Full-HD display (1920×1080) 16:9 5 inches when the one XL is Quad HD (538ppi) 18:9 and measure 6 inches. This is the only thing that distinguishes the two models.
For the camera, Google is very proud of the results of the test, DXOMark has awarded the smartphone the score of 98/100.
The rear camera Pixel 2 has a resolution of 12.2 Mp (f/1.8) and the one before 8 Pm. Note that, even if these models do have a sensor, they can reproduce the same effect as a dual-camera (Bokeh, depth ..).
The Pixel 2 is water resistant (IP67), it has a metal case and a fingerprint reader at the back. It can be used with conventional earbuds (Jack 3.5 mm) or wireless.
Finally, this smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 835 and the Android operating system 8.0 Oreo. It has 4 Gb of RAM and depending on the model 64 or 128 Gb of memory.