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Google Pixel XL now official with QHD Display, SD821, USB-C

Aside from the Pixel, internet search giant Google took the wraps off its bigger sibling simply called the Pixel XL, with a few subtle differences in hardware.


The Pixel XL, as the name goes, features a bigger display at 5.5 inches, and a screen resolution bump to QHD, as well as a bigger battery capacity at 3450mAh battery. Nonetheless, it shares the same physical characteristics — it features a metal body with an upper rear section made of glass.


Google Pixel XL specs:
5.5-inch AMOLED display @ 1440 x 2560 pixels, 534ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.15GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
Adreno 530
32GB, 128GB internal storage
12 MP f/2.0 PDAF rear camera with dual tone LED Flash
8 MP, f/2.0 front camera
Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/a
Bluetooth 4.2
Fingerprint scanner
Gyro Sensor
Android 7.1 Nougat
3450mAh Li-Ion battery

The new Pixel XL smartphone is basically the same as the Pixel — it features a new home screen UI that emulates a drawer-like instance when you swipe up to open the app drawer. On the software side, it runs on the recently-released Android 7 Nougat, and features a state-of-the-art assistant to help with a phone user’s everyday life.

Like the Pixel, Google is offering unlimited image storage for owners of the new device via its Google Photos app. The Pixel XL is set to hit the US shelves via pre-orders. Unlocked versions in the US start at $749 (~Php37K) for the 32GB version. We’ve yet to see if this will arrive in our shores, so stay tuned for updates.

Note: This article originally communicated that the Pixel XL has microSD card expansion. This part has been corrected.

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2 Responses

  1. AJ says:

    dat 3.5mm jack tho. lol

  2. bogart says:

    are you sure it has expandable storage?

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