The Google Pixel 2 XL, Google’s bigger flagship smartphone is now up for grabs in the Indian market, nearly after one and half month since the official launch in the United States. Google, back on October 4 announced two Pixel phones- the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The smaller Pixel 2 went on for sale earlier this month on November 1, while the larger Pixel 2 XL is up for sale exclusively on Flipkart and offline stores.
The Pixel 2 XL is available in two storage options- 64GB and 128GB. The 64GB variant costs Rs. 73,000, whereas the 128GB variant costs Rs. 82,000. The smartphone is available in two colour options- Just Black and Black & White. The former is available for purchase right now, but the latter is out of stock at the moment. Flipkart is also selling the smaller Pixel 2 at Rs. 61,000 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant costs Rs. 70,000.
Talking about the launch offers, Flipkart is offering a discount of Rs. 20,000 if you exchange your old smartphone. And there's a bank cashback offer of Rs. 8,000 on EMI transactions done thorough HDFC Bank credit cards. Customers can also avail instant 5% discount on Axis Bank Buzz credit card.
Specifications wise, the Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts a 6-inch P-OLED QHD+ display, which is the talk of the town of late, thanks to several issues such as blue shift, burn-in, etc. The highlight of the Pixel 2 series are the cameras. There's a 12.2MP sensor at the back of the phone and an 8MP front-facing camera. Both the cameras offer a Portrait mode which is one of the best seen on any smartphone.
The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB of internal storage. The device ships with Android 8.0.1 Oreo update and Google has promised three major software updates to the Pixel 2 lineup. So, you can enjoy Android R on the Pixel 2 smartphones until 2020. Furthermore, Google is also offering free unlimited storage in Google Photos, and the phone is IP67 certified as well.
The Pixel 2 XL comes with Active Edge feature with which you can interact with the smartphone by squeezing it. The device is fuelled by a 3520mAh battery with fast charge support. A fingerprint sensor is present at the back of the phone.