The rumor has been proven true – the Google Nexus line is officially dead. Yep, bye Nexus, as Google just introduced two Google Pixel smartphone, namely the Pixel & Pixel XL (a href = “http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeanbaptiste/2016/10/05/the-pixel-smartphone-is-actually-made-by-htc-not-google/#6aa1a1d54ac9″>made by HTC).
Specification of Pixel & Pixel XL
- 5-inch Full HD / 5.5-inch Quad-HD AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 32GB/128GB storage
- 12.3-megapixel camera with f/2.0, 1.55um pixels
- 8-megapixel-front-facing camera
- 3.5mm headphone jack (Rejoice my friends!)
- 2,770 mAh / 3,450 mAh
- Android 7.1 Nougat with new Pixel Launcher, Google Assistant and Google Magic
- Google Daydream (VR)
Unlike last year Nexus 5X v 6P where there is a significant difference between the specification (eg. Snapdragon 808 v Snapdragon 810). The Pixel line has similar specification so you are able to get the same amount of power regardless of which model you chose. An interesting thing to note is that both Pixel & Pixel XL are smaller than previously Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P in term of screen size, which should be more suitable for one hand usage.
The Pixel comes in three colour – Quite Black, Really Blue & Very Silver (Yes it’s not a hoax).
The end of Nexus line also means the end of affordable stock Google devices, the 32GB Pixel costs US$649 and goes up to US$869 for the XL with 128GB.
With the HTC struggle to bring in HTC 10 into local market for months, we are highly doubtful that Pixel will be available in local market in near future.