Google Pixel smartphones go on sale today in the UK, US, Canada and more

Competition heats up in the Android market

Google Pixel smartphones go on sale today in the UK, US, Canada and more

Google's Pixel and Pixel XL line of smartphones are on sale as of today (October 20th) in countries such as the UK, US, Canada, Australia and Germany.

Pre-orders had already opened from October 4th, but now the phone is officially able to buy from stores.

Prices for Google Pixel start at £599 for the 32GB model and £699 for the 128GB version. The Google Pixel XL will cost at least £719 for the 32GB model and £819 for the 128GB iteration.

Technical specs and software

Pixel also comes with Google Assistant built-in. The software, which users can enter voice commands into, helps people manage daily tasks, find specific photos, translate words and run various internet searches.

The phone also features a 12.3-megapixel rear-facing camera, which Google has claimed is the best smartphone camera ever after it received a score of 89 from DxOMark. Mobile.

Pixel owners will get free unlimited photo and video storage via the cloud.

Google Pixel specs are:

  • Hi-definition AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Quad Core 2x 2.15GHZ/2x 1.6GHZ Processor
  • Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor
  • 32GB or 128GB models
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Google Pixel will also be compatible with Google’s virtual reality headset the Daydream View, which launches in November.

It will be interesting to see whether Google can find room for its own hardware in a highly competitive market where Samsung already dominates in the Android space.

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Craig Chapple is a freelance analyst, consultant and writer with specialist knowledge of the games industry. He has previously served as Senior Editor at, as well as holding roles at Sensor Tower, Nintendo and Develop.