GOOGLE UNVEILS PIXEL 2 & PIXEL 2 XL SMARTPHONES

Today, Google rolled out a slew of new products including the highly anticipated Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The second generation of Google’s Pixel phones introduced today feature larger, brighter screens that take up more of the phone’s front. Similar to what Apple did with the iPhone 7, both the 6-inch Pixel XL and the 5-inch Pixel have done away with the headphone jack

Google also gave its already highly rated camera on the Pixel a boost, touting that it will take better photos than the iPhone.

The smaller Pixel will sell for $650 USD, $50 less than the iPhone 8. The Pixel XL will sell for around $850 USD, or $50 more than the iPhone 8 Plus. Putting it in perspective, the pricing for the iPhone X start at $1,000.

Google also announced wireless headphones, called Pixel Buds. In addition to relaying audio from the phone, the headphones can also translate spoken language in real time, working with translation software built into the new Pixels. The feature also will be coming to last year’s Pixel models in an update.

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available to pre-order now.