Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Google Pixel 2 prices to start at $649, three color variants revealed

Earlier today, we learned that the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL should be a bit more expensive than last year's Pixel XL, reportedly costing $849 (64 GB version) and $949 (128 GB version). 


According to Droid-life, things won't be that bad with the HTC-made Google Pixel 2, as this is supposed to be offered at the same prices that the Pixel of 2016 was launched for: $649 (64 GB) and $749 (128 GB). We're guessing that the near-bezel-less 6-inch screen of the Pixel 2 XL has something (or a lot) to do with its higher price. As you may know, the Pixel 2 isn't expected to sport such a screen, instead having a pretty standard 5-inch display with noticeable bezels at the top and bottom, akin to last year's Pixel. 


Apparently, the Pixel 2 will be available in three color variants - Just Black, Clearly White, and Kinda Blue. Droid-life has images showing all of them, though only from the back.



 



Besides different sizes and different front designs, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL should be pretty similar, offering features like Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, and high-end cameras. One of the unusual novelties that the two phones could bring is a squeezable frame à la HTC Edge Sense.



 



Both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL will be announced by Google on October 4. They'll obviously be released with Android 8 Oreo on board, though they've lost the honor of being the world's first to ship with Oreo out of the box (that's because Sony already launched its Oreo-based Xperia XZ1).



 

We're looking forward to discovering the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL once they're officially unveiled. What about you?





source: Droid-life 

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Pixel 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2700 mAh

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25 Comments

1. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Not a very beautiful looking phone :/

3. Chanmaxi

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2017

And it is also not the ugliest. The seamless glass-aluminum body makes it unique, IMO.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

A phone's appearance doesn't matter much, if at all. Most of us cover our smartphone's hide in cases and stuff and slam a screen protector on the front. And at the end of the day; it doesn't matter how good or bad your phone look. But what does matter is the performance, and Pixel 2 will likely going to be the most fluid phone in the world with probably the best optics in business, period. When you buy a Pixel, you don't buy the hype, you buy the best! Any takers? Oh well, G'Day!

12. Jag37

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2017

Very well said bro.

15. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Most often than not appearance always is a factor. If you are an Android purist you have just learned to accept uninspiring looks and half ass hardware for software updates and speeds. Now I have decided to trade that in for the latter, hardware, and dare I say smooth software of the Note 8. Fwiw I have been on the Google train since the introduction of the Nexus 5-the Nexus 6 and the 6p. The Nexus 6 cost introduction was a train wreck. I paid higher prices then Googly cut prices and the value of my phone dropped in months by about 200.00. Nexus 6p has issues so I just think that you pick your poison and hope the companies give you value for the money that you have spent. In the future I may try to come back, but if the software is smooth and the hardware is behind I will pass. I am loving Samsung pay and my Gear S3 Frontier and my Note 8 combination along with my 256 gig SD card from last year and my newly Acquired Gear 360 camera.... Adios Google for Now. To all of you pixel lovers good luck software and camera wise you can't go wrong. In fact my real gripe is only the 2 year software support that Google offers. Offering longer support as Apple does helps retain retail value of the product. When significant technology like data speeds or hardware technology arrives people still upgrade to the newest product so it is a win win for all involved.

16. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

You've had so much bad luck picking the Nexus 6 and 6P The Nexus 6 was a bad last minute decision Google literally made the Moto X Pro into a Nexus because their Google Play Edition program fell apart The Nexus 6P was ruined by the 810 and issues with battery design (like the amazing Note7) Only time will tell if they'll extend their support for their Pixel phones Treble may be it But I doubt they will be able to offer support over 3 year until they design their own SoCs

25. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I disagree about the Nexus 6 say what you will about the design or the huge size of the phone but it has been really well made imo and outlasted the Nexus 6p and 5x which were newer devices, and still runs pretty smooth being a 32bit device. I have had one for over 2 years now it's probs been my fav android device so far. I will be looking to upgrade to most likely Pixel XL 2. Also I think design for the pixel 2 is still better than the first pixel. I only wish that the fan made concept of the red and blue variants were real!

22. P-YWS

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

If you have already fooled yourself, please don't try to deceive the innocent public. The really good features of Pixel2 are: optics, UI, large number of worldwide frequency bands supported, getting rid of the ugly antenna band at the bottom. But, the back of the Pixel 2 looks terrible, The hardware miss at least 5 important pieces: external uSD memory card, dual-SIM, 3.5mm headphone jack, single-lens camera, thick bezel top and bottom. For the kind of money which Google is asking for, Pixel 2 is simply not worthy.

2. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

Google, Quietly unimpressive.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That was my high school's slogan...

5. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Honestly wait till it's seen in person it'll be just like the 6p every one will me all over. I'm honestly glad they've found a design and are sticking to standing out. Fingers cross for OIS and 1.7 aperture!

6. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

Why no one dual camera. And people criticizing Apple for being so expensive aren't paying attention to Samsung and Google. Heck even the LG phones now are expensive.

7. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 411; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Dual camera doesn't mean better unless you want to blur the background in which phones have had portrait mode even without two cameras.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Even with two cameras portrait mode sucks. I'd rather have one amazing camera than two crappy ones.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5693; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

This. Was really happy Samsung had OIS on their telephoto lens But been really disappointed with the results Same for the V30's ultra wide and Huawei's mono

10. BuffaloSouce unregistered

You need to go look at the prices again if you think LG is expensive compared to Samsung and Apple. Even Hauwei is entering the $1000 market with the Mate 10. An unlocked G6 is only $450 on Amazon and the V30 is speculated to be in the low to mid $700 range and could possibly be cheaper during the holidays. The only real expensive LG is the Pixel XL.

8. sumphatsmack

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 10, 2017

Who would actually stomach the dull clay looking blue color?

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

People who don't act like their phone is in a beauty contest

13. Arashmahmoodi25

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 07, 2017

uglier than the original pixel .

18. MxyzptlkZ

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 01, 2017

The Nexus 6P needs a true successor.

19. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Honestly? The XL better have an extra trick or two. A bigger screen and smaller bezels doesn't warrant $200 to me.

21. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Plus increased battery capacity. And even then, I'm still agreeing with you.

23. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Ah, true. I'm curious about this year though. The XL should have the bigger battery, but LG hasn't been known for good battery life these past few years. This should be interesting.

24. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Yeah, but this is a Pixel though, not a Nexus. I expect that LG will have little influence over the hardware beyond the screen itself. I'm still leaning towards the Pixel 2, not the XL model, that ship has sailed when I saw the price.

20. Scott93274

Posts: 6033; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I dig it. I mean, let's be honest here, my Nexus 6P has been out of its case a whole 5 times in the nearly two years I've had the phone, so even if you do have an issue with the look of the back of the device, does it really matter? Visual appearance is something that simpletons concern themselves with. I'm more interested in performance, and with last year's Pixel outperforming this year's flagships in regards to GUI fluidity and camera quality, I'm pretty convinced that the Pixel 2 is worth a great deal of hype.

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