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Google has today introduced their first ever smartphone to the market, the Google Pixel.
With a 5 inch display and 26 hour talk time, the Pixel comprises hardware and software made exclusively by Google, and places a focus on improving user experience.
The device features a 12.3MP camera – the highest rated smartphone camera on the market – which boasts a range of settings to allow image capture in any light. Options include rapid-fire shot sequences, Lens Blur, Bokeh effects and shallow depth of field.
What new design features can we expect from Pixel?
Rounded edges make the phone easy to grip, while the strong aerospace grade 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the front and back display work to protect the screen. The glass on the back of the phone also doubles up as a fingerprint sensor, which you can swipe to access notifications.
It takes just 15 minutes to charge the device to allow 7 hours of power, and Android’s newest operating system: Android 7.1 Nougat is pre-installed on every device. Software and security updates will now be accessible on release and will install in the background, so there’s no more waiting around for your phone to update.
Also available in XL, with a slightly bigger screen size and other premium features, the Pixel allows video calls and texts with Google Duo and Allo – video and messaging apps, and is the first phone to have Google Assistant built in.
What are the customisation options?
Google have put a lot of effort in to allow maximum customisation of the phone. Users can choose from three phone colours: Quite Black, Very Silver and US only version, Really Blue. There’s also the choice to opt for a personalised live case featuring your favourite snaps, or an exclusive design style created by well-known artists and photographers.
Pixel has a starting price of £530 and is now available for pre-order in the UK.