Google Sells Over 2.1 Million Pixel Units in 6 months

Google Sells Over 2.1 Million Pixel Units in 6 months

Google launched its smartphones Pixel and Pixel XL which were the heavily talked and most awaited devices in 2016. They were manufactured by the Taiwanese-based company HTC. HTC had a contract of two years with Google. However, as per the Google’s expectation the Pixel smartphones couldn’t manage to clutch huge mass. This is most likely because of the expensive price of the devices which was not affordable by everyone and also the availability of the devices was in selective markets. But still Google managed to sell over 2.1 million units of both Pixel and Pixel XL in a period of about six months  as the smartphones were released in October last year. Rise in count is still expected in coming days.

Upcoming Pixel Devices

Expanding its Pixel line up, Google is currently working on three smartphones. They are likely to be Pixel 2, Pixel XL2 and Pixel 3. Out of which Pixel 2 and Pixel XL2 are expected this year. Google is expecting to sell around 5 million units of Pixel 3. Even before Google could confirm the making of Pixel 3, it started gaining popularity all across the web.

The upcoming Google Pixel 2 series will also be manufactured by HTC. However, HTC is now competing with three other companies for the Pixel 3 contract. Along with HTC, LG, TCL and Coolpad are in line for the contract with Google for Pixel 3 smartphones.

Comparison between Pixel XL and Pixel

 Google Pixel XL  Google Pixel
Release date Oct-16 Oct-16
Form factor Touchscreen Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 154.70 x 75.70 x 8.50 143.80 x 69.50 x 8.60
Weight (g) 168 143
Battery capacity (mAh) 3450 2770
Removable battery No No
Colours Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue Very Silver, Quite Black, Really Blue
SAR Value 0.46 NA
Screen size (inches) 5.5 5
Touchscreen Yes Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 534 441
Processor 1.6GHz quad-core 1.6GHz quad-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Internal storage 32GB 32GB
Expandable storage No No
Rear camera 12.3-megapixel 12.3-megapixel
Flash Yes Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel 8-megapixel
Operating System Android 7.1 Android 7.1
Skin Pixel Launcher
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared No No
Headphones 3.5mm 3.5mm
FM No No
Number of SIMs 1 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
3G Yes Yes
4G/LTE Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Barometer Yes Yes
Temperature sensor No Yes