Google introduced its first own smartphones


The world's largest search engine, Google, introduced on Tuesday in the United States, several new devices from the first smartphones under its own brand to the router and VR-headset. In addition, the company has shared new details about Google Assistant – "mate" with the beginnings of artificial intelligence. The main novelty of the presentation became the Pixel Google and Google Pixel XL – the first phone released exclusively under the Google brand, and not bearing the logo of the production partner, as previously phones Nexus. Although Taiwan's HTC manufactured devices of this at the presentation did not say. So Google want to emphasize: "pixels" search engine designed from the beginning to the end. Proprietary system-on-chip, the Google, however, has not yet designs (unlike Apple), but picked up components and design developed under the full control of the search engine experts.

5-inch Google Pixel almost exactly the dimensions published in 2013, the Nexus 5, – the thickness (8.6 mm) and width (69.2 mm) are identical to the nearest tenth of a millimeter. But smartphone while longer (143.8 mm) – the housing had to find room to more advanced camera and capacious 5-inch model battery (2770 mAh). The device weighs 143 grams.

Google Pixel uses the AMOLED-panel FullHD resolution, 12-megapixel main and 8-megapixel front camera, as well as system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. The main processor is a quad, with a maximum frequency of 2.15 GHz, RAM – 4GB. The smartphone is available with built-in storage to 32 GB or 128, is equipped with port USB-C and supports fast charging, not forgotten, and a 3.5mm audio jack. It was easy to assume that from a hint of deprived his iPhone 7 on Google will not be able to resist, and there (see below embedded video on 0:44.) Model Pixel Xl with a 5.5-inch screen has a higher resolution of the AMOLED-panel: QuadHD (2560 by 1440 pixels). In addition, the smartphone battery is larger, at 3450 mAh. Dimensions of the device: 154.7 by 75.7 by 8.6 mm. This is shorter by 4 mm, 2 mm and 1.3 mm have thicker than iPhone 7 Plus.

During the presentation, Google representatives have focused on exceptional quality Pixel camera. 12.3-megapixel module has a large (1.55 nm), the light-sensitive elements should behave perfectly in the shadows and show the maximum of all existing smartphones score (89) in DxOMark Mobile test. For comparison, Galaxy S7 Edge, HTC 10 and Sony Xperia X Performance obtained in testing DxOMark 88 experts and iPhone 7 – 86 points. In addition, the mentioned extremely high speed camera start-up, the automatic selection of the best frame continuous shooting function is activated permanently and HDR +. To stabilize the video uses built-in gyro (system interrogates the sensor when shooting movies 200 times per second), but there is no optical stabilization photo. Video can be shot in 4K, and – a bonus for owners of the Pixel – to keep them in this resolution on an unrestricted basis within the Google Photos.

Complete with Pixel Google provides a special adapter that allows you to import your data, including photos, contacts, music and messages (including iMessage) from any smartphone on Android or iOS. Together with your smartphone, you can also order a cover with a picture of a choice.

The main feature of the software Pixel smartphone has become a function of Google Assistant: self-learning voice assistant. He started by holding the key "Home" on the screen or on the "code word" like "Okay, Google". Designed he is not only for searching on the Internet and, for example, is able to find pictures taken in a certain place or at a particular time, run on request any song from a few strimingovyh services to choose from (Apple Music, predictably, not in the list).


In addition, the "assistant" can run the bot, for example, calling a taxi or booking a table at a restaurant, while allowing the user does not leave the messenger Allo. By the way, as an annex to the default video calls on Pixel installed Google Duo. Google Assistant will open to third-party developers who can integrate its functionality into their applications or devices. Smartphones are available for pre-order in the United States today at a price of 649 dollars (the same is the cheapest iPhone 7) for the 5-inch Pixel with 32GB of internal memory. The same phone with 128 GB will cost 749 dollars, a 5.5-inch Pixel XL 32 GB – in 769, and he's 128 GB – in 869. Around the world, will be sold to the black and white version of the Pixel, and in the US mobile operator Verizon Wireless will also be an exclusive bright blue available.