The following video presents Introducing Pixel, Phone by Google:
“Introducing Pixel, a new phone by Google. It has the highest rated smartphone camera. Ever. A battery that lasts all day. Unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. And it’s the first phone with the Google Assistant built in.“
Google just introduced Pixel, the first smartphone made by Google.
Pixel’s Key Highlights
- Designed by Google
Its curved edges make it easy to hold and smooth to touch. With a seamless glass-aluminum body and smooth surfaces, the phone was made to look and feel good in your hands. The 2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4 is used on the front display and back glass. The glass on the back also features Pixel Imprint – the fingerprint sensor that uses your unique fingerprint to unlock the phone fast – for quick access to all your apps, texts and emails. Pixel comes in two sizes, 5” or 5.5”, and three colors: Very Silver, Quite Black and the limited edition for the U.S. only, Really Blue. In addition to customizing Live Cases with your favorite photos and places, there is a new Artworks collection that features exclusive designs from artists like Justin Maller, and photographers like Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield. Google also offers a new collection of silicone and clear cases.
- The first phone with the Google Assistant built in
Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. Your Google Assistant is ready to answer questions and help you get things done. Just say “Ok Google” or touch and hold the Home button to start.1 Try it out!
- One-tap video calling with Google Duo
The new, simple video calling app that brings you face-to-face with the people who matter most. Duo comes preloaded on your new Pixel and works across Android and iOS2, so you can video call with everyone you care about. And with the Knock Knock feature, you’ll see a preview of the caller before you pick up, so you never miss a moment. Make a video call:
- Open the Google Duo app.
- Tap to start a call.
- Select a contact who’s using Duo (or invite someone to use it)
- A battery that lasts all day, and charges fast3
A combination of hardware and software keeps your Pixel going all day long. When you need a quick charge, you can get up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes. So you can always move at your speed.
- Dress your phone up in style
Personalize your Pixel with a case that’s right for you. Choose from a customized Live Case with a matching live wallpaper or Live Case designed with Google Earth and Google Trends. Or grab the Pixel Case by Google, built for protection and featuring a range of bright and bold colors.
- Expert care from Google, no appointment needed
With your Pixel, you can get support whenever you need it. No matter where you are, a Google expert is just a tap away, day or night. Need help? Just open the Settings app on your device and tap the Support tab. You can even share your screen with an expert who will walk you step-by-step to a solution.
- Switching to your new Pixel is easier than ever
Transfer your contacts, photos, videos, music, iMessages®4, SMS messages and more. Just connect your current phone to your new Pixel with the Quick Switch Adapter to transfer your content. Sign-in and select what you want to move over.
- Smartphone camera
Pixel’s camera lets you take photos in low light, bright light or any light. #Nofilter needed. Catch action shots as they happen with Smartburst, which takes a rapid-fire sequence of shots. Use Lens Blur to achieve shallow depth of field and bokeh effects, making your subject pop. And capture dramatic landscapes or make faces glow with new exposure controls.
- Never run out of space for all your photos & videos
Never lose a memory with FREE, unlimited storage for your photos and videos, stored at full resolution in Google Photos. Once you’ve captured the moment, Google Photos keeps all your photos backed up, organized, and searchable, so you can find and share them faster than ever.5
- 3.5mm headphone jack.
1Data connection required. The Google Assistant is currently available in English on Pixel, and will be coming soon to other languages, including French.
2Compatible with Android 4.1 and up and iOS 9 and up. Internet connection required. Both caller and recipient require Duo app.
3Battery use statistics are approximate and represent a mixed use of talk, standby, web browsing, and other features, according to an average user profile as defined by Google. Uses that involve an active display or data usage will use battery more quickly, actual results may vary. Charging rates are based on use of the included USB Type-C 18W charger. Some third-party data may not be transferred automatically. Visit the Google Customer Care Center for information.
4Some third-party data may not be transferred automatically. Visit g.co/pixelcare for more information.
5Unlimited backups for photos and videos taken with your Pixel phone. Requires Google account. Data rates may apply.
The following silent video presents Photos taken with Pixel:
“Pixel’s camera lets you take stunning photos in low light, bright light or any light.“
Pricing & Availability
- Pixel is available for pre-order today.
- Pixel comes in two sizes, 5” or 5.5”, and is available in two colours in Canada — Quite Black and Very Silver.
- Pixel 5” (32GB – $899 CAD/128GB – $1029 CAD) and Pixel 5.5” (32GB – $1049 CAD/128GB – $1179 CAD) models will be available on the Google Store, and through Bell, Rogers, Telus, Fido, Koodo, Best Buy Canada, Tbooth wireless and WIRELESSWAVE channels.
U.S., U.K., Germany, Australia and India:
- Pixel is available for pre-order today starting at $649 USD in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Australia.
- Pre-orders in India will begin October 13.
- In the U.S., Google is teaming up exclusively with Verizon to make Pixel available nationwide at all Verizon retail outlets, including Best Buy stores.
- Google is also offering Pixel unlocked on the Google Store and, “for you Project Fi fans out there, you’ll be happy to know that Pixel is the latest device to work on the Fi network.”
- Pre-order Pixel through the Project Fi site and get a promo code for the Daydream View which is a headset and controller for experiencing high quality, immersive virtual reality, at https://fi.google.com/
- This offer applies to redemption of one Daydream View device with the pre-order of a Pixel phone on the Google Store in the U.S. starting on 10/4/2016 and available while supplies last.
- After a qualifying purchase of a Pixel phone, a promo code will be emailed within approximately 4 weeks from the Pixel phone shipment date.
- The promo code must be used on the Google Store before 12/31/2016 and will expire after this date.
The following video presents Google Pixel – October 4th Full Announcement:
“Google has officially announced the Pixel and Pixel XL, flagship Android smartphones it’s producing in partnership with HTC. They sport top-of-the-line hardware and exclusive software features.“