Who wouldn’t like a phone that recuperates seven hours of battery life after 15 minutes of being plugged in? And that’s just one of many features Google has announced regarding their new mobile phone Pixel, for which they built both the software and hardware. The device comes in two sizes (5″ and 5.5″) and three colorways (including a rich “really blue,” which we were expecting from the most recent iPhone). It’s got the latest Android operating system (7.1, known as Nougat), features the purported best camera ever to grace mobile phones (12.3MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture) and comes standard with a built-in Google Assistant. The balance of glass and aluminum is lovely, albeit unsurprising. But the real value will only be known when we’ve got it in our hands. Pixel is already available for pre-order at the Google store, with delivery expected in the next two weeks. It retails for $649, or $27 a month.
The Features of Google’s Pixel Mobile Phone