Starting today, Verizon Wireless corporate stores will have both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on display. I just visited my nearest location and sure enough, the Just Black and Kinda Blue Pixel 2 models were on display. Only the Just Black Pixel 2 XL model was displayed, but hopefully some Black and White models are out there somewhere. Keep in mind that none of these units are for sale yet, but if you’re impatiently waiting for a pre-order or just trying to decide, you can now go hands-on with both new Pixels.
As a quick reminder, the LG made Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch QHD P-OLED display (538ppi) with an 18:9 aspect ratio, Snapdragon 835 chipset and Adreno 540 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of storage. The rear camera is 12.2MP at f/1.8 with OIS and the front camera is 8MP at f/2.4. The battery comes in at 3,520mAh and the device is IP67 rated for water and dust resistance. The Pixel 2 XL is available in two colors – Just Black and Black and White. Prices are $849 ($35.41/mo) for the 64GB models and $949 ($39.58/mo) for the 128GB models. It will ship with Android 8.o Oreo and should receive updates faster than all other Android phones.
The smaller HTC made Pixel 2 has mostly the same specs as its bigger brother, but comes with a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display (441ppi) with a 16:9 aspect ratio and smaller 2,700mAh battery. Both phones have front facing stereo speakers and no headphone jack. The Pixel 2 is available in three colors – Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue. Prices are $649 ($27.08/mo) for the 64GB models and $749 ($31.24/mo) for the 128GB models. Pre-orders are scheduled to start arriving on October 19th from both Verizon (the exclusive US carrier) and the Google Store.
Source: Twitter – Scott Charlston