Sponsored Links: Price in India: INR 57,000 (32GB Pixel) and INR 66,000 (128GB Pixel) Price in USA: $649 - $750 (32GB Pixel) and $769 - $1200 (128GB Pixel) In October 2016 Google announced the release of the Pixel smartphone. Google's first phone and its first direct competitor for the iPhone 7, manufactured by HTC. The first device to ship with Android 7.1.It comes with a choice of either 32GB or 128GB internal storage, but does lack a removable storage slot. The device features a 5.0" FHD AMOLED display, with a pixel density of 441ppi, and a Gorilla Glass 4 coating. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset, comprised of a quad-core 2.15Ghz Kryo CPU, Adreno 530 GPU, and 4GB of RAM. . On the rear of the Pixel sits a 12MP camera, with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and 4K video recording. The front selfie camera has an 8MP sensor, with f/2.0 aperture, and FHD video. The Google Pixel runs on a non-removable 2770mAh battery, with fast charging capability, and uses a USB Type-C connector. On the exterior, the Pixel has an aluminium unibody, with a large polished glass panel on the rear, surrounding the camera lens, flash, and a fingerprint sensor. Google's Live Cases are also available for the Pixel. The device is the first to feature Google Assistant, a voice activated assistant, that integrates Google now. Google Pixel Specsification: LAUNCH:Announced October, 2016 BODY:Dimensions143.8 x 69.5 x 8.5 mm (5.66 x 2.74 x 0.33 in) Weight:143 g (5.04 oz) SIM:Nano-SIM OS:Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat) Chipset:Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 CPU:Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo) GPU:Adreno 530 Display Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Size: 5.0 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio) Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density) Multitouch:Yes MEMORYCard slot:No Internal: 32/128 GB RAM: 4 GB RAM CAMERA:12.3 MP for back & 8 MP for front camera, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection & laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.3" sensor size, 1.55µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama Video:2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@240fps Vibration: MP3, WAV ringtones Loudspeaker: Yes 3.5mm jack:Yes WLAN:Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth: v4.2, A2DP, LE GPS:Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS NFC:Yes Radio:No USB: v3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Sensors:Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer BATTERY: Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery Review: These handsets are aimed to showcase the best of Google and Android. They pack new features not seen before on the platform (Google Assistant and a ‘best-in-class’ camera in the Pixel's case), and you'll be first in line for an update when a new version of Android is launched – usually weeks, if not months ahead of the likes of Samsung, LG, Sony and co. The Google Pixel sports a first for Google's smaller smartphone – a full glass and metal body – along with a 5-inch full HD display, Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB of RAM, 12MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner and 8MP front snapper.