Google launches its very own smartphone, Pixel

An Apple killer?

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Google

Moving on from the Nexus brand, Google has created a brand new phone, inside and out. Say hello to Pixel...

After months of speculation, Google has finally revealed its very own smartphone. Called Pixel, the new mobile device comes in either 5 or 5.5 inch screens and favours a minimalistic industrial design with the fingerprint sensor at the back providing a break in symmetry on the smooth and seamless exterior. 

Google Pixel

In terms of software, Pixel is powered by Android 7.1 Nougat and is the first phone that features an integrated Google Assistant, allowing quick and easy access to various features from photo views to traffic updates. Its 12.3 megapixel camera is the best rated in any smartphone in production and as a bonus, Pixel users will receive unlimited photo and video storage through Google Photos.

Pixel comes in three colours – Quite Black, Very Silver and Really Blue – which are available for pre-order now on Also, read about the new Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

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