Google latest smartphone, the Pixel 2 is now available for purchase in India. Its larger variant, the Pixel 2 XL will be up for sale starting November 15 and the pre-orders for the device are currently underway. The Pixel 2 can be ordered online exclusively via Flipkart, but offline retailers like Reliance Digital, Croma, and many others are offering the device as well.
The Pixel 2 will start shipping for those who had previously pre-booked the device. Flipkart is offering Rs 8,000 cashback to consumers who buy the device using an HDFC Bank Credit Card.
Buyers can get upto Rs 20,000 off on exchange for the smartphone and a no-cost EMI option starting at Rs 3,389 per month is also available.
The online retailer is also offering extra Rs 5,000 cashback to those purchasing the Pixel 2 using Axis Bank Buzz Credit Cards.
The Pixel 2 is priced at Rs 61,000 for the 64GB variant and will cost Rs 70,000 for the 128GB model. It is available in Just Black, Kinda Blue and Clearly White colour models. The Pixel 2 XL is priced starting at Rs 73,000 for the 64GB model and its 128GB variant comes at a price of Rs 82,000.
The Google Pixel 2 features a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display with 16:9 aspect ratio, whereas the Pixel 2 XL comes with a larger 6-inch pOLED display with a resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The Pixel 2 XL sports thinner bezels in comparison to the Pixel 2.
Both the smartphones are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform, coupled with 4GB RAM. They feature 64GB/128GB internal storage options. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones house a single 12MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture, dual-pixel autofocus, optical image stabilisation and dual-LED flash. They both come with an 8MP front facing camera.
It is worth noting that many users have reported issues with the Pixel 2 series phones. Some Pixel 2 XL units are apparently showing a screen burn-in issue along with poor colour representation. Some users have also reported of hearing a faint clicking sound on Pixel 2 units. Google responded to the issues, saying that the possibility of burn-in is completely “in line with that of other premium smartphones” and normal. The company also said that the clicking sound is due to a problem with NFC on the Pixel 2 and can be fixed temporarily (as Google works on a patch) by switching it off.