Here's Everything You Need to Know About Google's Newest Phone: Pixel

At an event in San Francisco on Oct. 4, Google announced two new phones to its lineup: the Pixel and Pixel XL. The two new phones
are a refreshing update to Google's smartphone lineup. Keep reading to find out all the details.

  1. Two phone sizes: The Pixel has a 5-inch display and the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch display screen.
  2. The camera is slightly better than the 6P. . .: The rear-facing camera is now at 12.3 megapixels and the front-facing camera is still 8 megapixels.
  3. . . . And the camera is insanely good: The Pixel has the highest camera rating from DxOMark, at 89. The iPhone 7 comes in at 86. It also has "zero shutter lag," so you can take photos as soon as the moment is happening.
  4. Your video game is about to get stronger: Now, the Pixel will come with video stabilization. This means even if your hands are shaking or you're in a car, the video will come out smoothly.
  5. Get used to Google helping you with everything: The Pixel will come with 24/7 help and with Google Assistant, Google Photos (unlimited high-resolution storage for photos and videos), Duo (a video calling app), and more.
  6. Big storage options: Both phones will have a 32-GB and 126-GB storage option.
  7. Pricier phones: The Pixel (32 GB) will retail for $649 or for $27 a month. You can buy it unlocked at the Google store or get it at Verizon stores. The Pixel (128 GB) will cost $749, the Pixel XL (32 GB) will start at $769, and the Pixel XL (128 GB) will cost $869.
  8. Other features: The phones will still have a rear fingerprint sensor and a USB Type C port. You can charge the phone for 15 minutes and have seven hours of battery life. Most importantly: it still has a headphone jack.
  9. Colors: You can buy the Pixel and Pixel XL in Quite Black, Very Silver, and Really Blue (limited edition and not available on the Pixel XL 128 GB model).

Preorders begin today and arrive in stories on Oct. 20. See photos of the new phones ahead, and start daydreaming about it.

Meet the Pixel.
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Meet the Pixel.

The Rear Fingerprint Sensor Is Still Here!
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The Rear Fingerprint Sensor Is Still Here!

Here Are All the Features on the Pixel.
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Here Are All the Features on the Pixel.

This Is How Google Assistant Can Work For You.
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This Is How Google Assistant Can Work For You.

You can ask Google Assistant to make reservations for you, look up how close places are, and so much more.

All the Colors Available!
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All the Colors Available!

This Is What Your Photos Will Look Like.
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This Is What Your Photos Will Look Like.

The Camera Has the Highest Rating on Any Smartphone Right Now.
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The Camera Has the Highest Rating on Any Smartphone Right Now.

All the Details You Need to Know About the Pixel.
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All the Details You Need to Know About the Pixel.

The Pixel Is Available to Preorder Today.
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The Pixel Is Available to Preorder Today.

The phones will be in Verizon stores on Oct. 20.