As news of the accidental shipping of a Google Pixel phone by Australia’s Telstra keeps spreading wings, the newly-launched handset is now available for pre-orders in India.
Alongside the larger Pixel XL, the new Google Pixel can now be pre-ordered through Flipkart, one of the largest online retailers in the country. Those in this second populous country in Asia can now get the smaller Google Pixel starting from Rs. 57,000. However, this will give you the base model with 32GB. As for the 128GB model, the retailer will set you back Rs. 66,000. If the Google Pixel XL is what you are after, the retailer is selling it at RS. 67,000 for the base model of 32GB. The high-end variant of 128GB is valued at Rs. 76,000.
In addition to making a pre-order for the Google Pixel, Flipkart is offering several goodies on top of the deal. You may end up with a No Cost EMI regardless of the credit card you are using. If you have an old smartphone, you may get up to Rs. 27,000 for the handset, but this will depend on the current condition of the older phone. It gets even better for those who make it to the top 1000 pre-orders to be made as the retailer has a 10% discount with respect to the phone’s value. But this will come in the form of a gift card.
The Google Pixel and Pixel XL are the first from Google to come with a new branding that features a G logo at the back instead of the usual Nexus. Furthermore, it happens to be the first to come with full integration of the company’s smart Assistant, which lives in Android 7.1 Nougat.
The smaller Google Pixel has a 5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen while the larger model has a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED screen. Both share the same design language and material alongside performance specs and camera. These include a Snapdragon 821 SoC, 4GB RAM, and 12.3MP/8MP rear/front snappers. The two gave a fingerprint scanner at the back, but the rear is not removable. There is a 2770mAh battery unit inside the Google Pixel while the Pixel XL houses a 3450mAh unit, both with support for fast charging technology via USB-C ports.
The company allows you to take any volume pictures and videos without worrying about exhausting your default storage, especially since there is no microSD card slot. All of these can be stored in the cloud via Google Photos without altering their original quality. You will also be getting 24/7 customer support with these handsets, something that is exclusive to the Google Pixel lineup.