This is the new Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Launch Event LIVE

Google Pixel 2 Google Pixel 2 XL Launch Event LIVE Where to watch live updates in India

Both the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL and the 5-inch Pixel 2 will also do away with the headphone jack, something Apple did with the iPhone 7 previous year.

Google claims that the Pixel 2 are the flawless combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence. The Pixel 2 has a 2700mAh battery, while the Pixel 2 XL has a 3520mAh battery.

The Pixel 2 sports a 5-inch OLED display which has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The fingerprint sensor is still located at the rear, while the top and bottom of the display feature stereo speakers. There is, however, no 3.5mm audio jack.

That wasn't the only time Google executives winked at Apple, which grabs over 90% of smartphone industry profits despite Google's Android operating system powering more phones.

Google has also confirmed that Pixel 2 series comes with the highest rated camera with 98 DxOMark scores, which is the highest for a smartphone.

Google will launch the next iteration of the Google Pixel smartphones tonight 9:30PM IST. Google is touting the combination of hardware and machine learning once again, so there are a few other software features included in Pixel 2 such as Lens, Google's new object recognition technology. Both the phones come with fast charging ability. These earbuds will tap into Google Assistant and Translate to offer real-time translation for 40 different languages. Aptly named Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, these devices with bumped up specifications come with improved capabilities. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel camera provided to click selfies as well as make video calls. The Pixel XL will sell for nearly $850, or $50 more than the iPhone 8 Plus. One thing they do not have is a headphone jack, joining Apple in that regard after poking fun at the iPhone for making the same move past year.

"The company is bringing an early preview of Google Lens to Pixel, so you can try it before anyone else", Google said.

"I wish we had more to go around", Google executive Rick Osterloh joked during his presentation.

Google is promising that privacy controls built into Clips will give the camera's users complete control over which images they want to transfer to another device or share with someone else. It can also scan email addresses.

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