Google on Wednesday unveiled its second-generation smartphone, the Pixel 2.
At its hardware event in San Francisco, Google launched two new smartphones: the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Both phones are an update to the original Pixel, which Google introduced a year ago.
The Pixel 2 is similar in size and design to last year's Pixel. The 64 GB model starts at $649, while the 128 GB model starts at $749. The phone will be available through Verizon, and you can preorder it starting Wednesday.
The new device will come in three colors: white, black, and a pale-grayish blue. There's also a "pop of color" on the power button of the blue Pixel's power button — it's bright aqua.
Here are some of the specs of the Pixel 2:
- 5-inch Amoled display.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
- Water resistance.
- Front-facing speakers.
- Seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge.
- Google Assistant built in.
- An "active edge" that will allow users to launch certain apps simply by squeezing the device.
- A preview of Lens, Google's new object-recognition technology.
- A 12.2-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture rear camera with optical image stabilization, and an 8-megapixel front camera.
- A portrait-mode feature on the front and rear cameras that uses only one camera lens combined with machine learning.
Like many other recent flagship phones, including the new iPhones, the new Pixel 2 also lacks a standard headphone jack, though the phone will come with an adapter for wired headphones.
Like Samsung's Galaxy phones, the Pixel will have an "always on" display, meaning the phone, even when its screen is unlit, shows the time and other information like the battery life, date, and the song playing.
You'll also get a free Google Home Mini with any purchase of a Pixel phone for a limited time.