Google Pixel Overview Updated October 20, 2020

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Google Pixel Specification
Android version Android 8.0 Oreo
Screen size 5-inch FHD AMOLED
Resolution 1920×1080 pixels
PPI 441 ppi
Primary camera
12.3MP, 1.55μm pixels, phase detection autofocus + laser detection autofocus, f/2.0 Aperture


Front camera
8MP, 1.4µm pixels, f/2.4 Aperture, fixed focus


Qualcomm® Snapdragon 821 ,2.15Ghz + 1.6Ghz, 64Bit Quad-Core


Storage 32GB or 128GB
Expandable storage up to N/A
Battery 2,770mAh (nonremovable)
Ports USB Type-C, headphone jack
Weight 143 g
Dimensions 143.8 x 69.5 x 7.3 ~ 8.5 mm
Other features Rear-facing fingerprint sensor
Color options Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue
Carrier availability Unlocked (all carriers), Project Fi, Verizon
Base price off-contract ~$650
In-box accessories USB Type-C™ 18W adaptor with USB-PD, A-C cable (USB 3.1 Gen 2), C-C cable (USB 2.0), SIM tool, Quick Switch Adapter

Google Pixel Stories October 20

Broken Samsung or Pixel phone? uBreakiFix will now fix it at your home

A broken smartphone is never fun, and in 2020, going to a shop to get it fixed is something not everyone is willing to do. Now, uBreakiFix has another option. Instead of mailing your Samsung or Pixel phone off for a repair, they’ll come straight to your home to do it.

One of the Google Pixel 5 features that got a lot of acclaim in early reviews was Portrait Light, the ability to adjust the light source of a photo after it’s been taken. Now, before that phone is even released in the United States, the feature is already rolling out to older Pixel phones.

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Google Pixel Stories October 5

Following last month’s launch, the first update to Android 11 is rolling out today with the October security patch. It’s available for the Pixel 2, Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, and Pixel 4a.

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Google Pixel Stories September 25

It doesn’t take a genius to see that Google’s latest Pixel ads miss the mark. The production is fine, sure. The narrator? Great. The lighting and art style? No problem at all! But across eight different scenarios, they somehow argue that the Pixel (the phone) is better than Pixel (the dog). This is objectively wrong.

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Google Pixel Stories September 8

Earlier this year, Google lost the “Distinguished Engineer” responsible for the research that went into the Pixel’s imaging capabilities. Marc Levoy is now at Adobe, and sat down with The Verge for a very interesting interview about his career and what’s next in photography.

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Google today launched Android 11 for the latest Pixel phones. In addition to new media controls and smart device controls, it features the September security patch. If it hasn’t rolled out to your device, Google has posted the official OTA and factory images.

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