Google on Tuesday took aim at Apple and Amazon, unveiling a new phone and a home-assistant device that highlight the company’s artificial-intelligence software.
The Pixel, available with either a 5-inch or 5.5-inch display, is a grown up Google phone, meant to compete with the top brass of the smartphone world, including Samsung and Apple.
It’s a sharp strategic shift for Google, which has until now been content with selling phones through its Nexus program. For that, Google farmed out some of the hardware design to other manufacturers — like LG, Asus and Huawei — who put their brands on the phone alongside Google.
Specifications similar in the two Pixel phones include an AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor paired with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB or 128GB of internal storage, an a “Pixel Imprint” fingerprint sensor. More deets on the new phones are seen below:
If you are scouting for it’s price, well, expect to pay over RM2,000 for one, as the 5-inch Pixel retails at $649 (about RM2,700) and $749 (approximately RM3,115) for the 32GB and 128GB variants respectively. Bigger 5.5-inch model goes for $769 (around RM3,195) for 32GB of storage and a hefty $869 (about RM3,610) for the 128GB variant.