After the premium priced Nexus 6 and Nexus 6P from Google, the company officially made the switch to premium territory by closing the Nexus chapter, welcoming the new Pixel lineup of smartphones. The Pixel and Pixel 2 series proved to be formidable in the smartphone market, with the former still staying on the Google store during the unveiling of the latter, until now.
Google usually launches its smartphones in Q4, which is not according to the usual cycle refresh of smartphone makers like Samsung and Huawei. The Pixel and Pixel XL are both still impressive devices in their own stride, packing top tier specs from its time. Both phones feature the Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard storage and a 12MP rear camera which is considered to be the best in the market at that time. The main difference lies in form factor with the Pixel sporting a smaller display at 1080p resolution and the larger Pixel 2 screen at QHD.
Nevertheless, it is not surprising at all that Google has phased out its pioneering series of Pixel handsets, giving all the limelight to its current Pixel 2 lineup, and approximately 6 months’ time making way for the Pixel 3 series.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, although still worthy competitors will soon be overtaken by the rest of the competition in no time before Google unveils the Pixel 3.