Google has been reported to have sold over 2.1 million units of its flagship Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL smartphones. Both Google Pixel and Pixel XL were launched in October last year. Initially, the smartphones didn’t seem to excite the customers due to price and limited availability. However along with time and due to their increasing popularity for superb cameras & the Google Assistant, the smartphones have managed a much bigger success than anticipated.
To recap on the specifications, both Google Pixel and Pixel XL have similar specs except the battery and screen size. The Google Pixel has a 5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display, while the Google Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) AMOLED display. The Google Pixel is backed by a 2770 mAh battery and the Pixel XL is backed by a bigger 3450 mAh battery. Both the smartphones are powered by a 2.15 GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 821 processor which is paired with 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. On the photography front, both have a 12.3 megapixel rear camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash, and an 8 megapixel front facing camera. Both come in two storage variants 32 GB and 128 GB with no memory card slot.
In-spite of having a cold response at first, Google succeeded to sell around 2.1 million unit of its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones world wide since the date of their release. Google expects to numbers to go even higher.
Next in line are the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 which are scheduled to go up for manufacturing. Rumours has it that both the smartphones will be manufactured by HTC, the same company that manufactured the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Flying talks about specifications of both the smartphones have started to hover up on the web. The smartphones might come with a changed design along with waterproof body and metallic finish.
Along with this, there are also talks that the company has already started planning for the Google Pixel 3 which will be third generation smartphone in the Pixel series and is expected to be released in 2018. Google is said to have a lot of expectation from the Pixel 3 and expects to sell around 5 million units. Google hasn’t even confirmed the making of the Pixel 3 but companies like HTC, LG, TCL etc are already competing to bag the contract for manufacturing the device. As nothing is official, you are advised to take this with a pinch of salt.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates.