Google explains why it got rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack

10 October, 2017, 00:29 | Author: Cecelia Webb
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Still, other manufacturers such as Samsung have managed to keep the headphone jack while including the features noted above.

Google announced two devices last week which include the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

Samsung has some of the sharpest displays in the phone business, with both models of the S8 boasting a resolution of 2960 x 1440. But their are differences. These are the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. The smartphone runs on Snapdragon 835 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM. It can run circles around anything Qualcomm can now produce. While Google Pixel 2 XL packs in a 3520 mAh battery, Pixel 2 comes with a smaller 2700 mAh battery.

While dual-lens rear cameras first appeared on smartphones in 2011, the trend took off in earnest previous year, appearing on phones including the LG G5, Huawei P9, and of course the iPhone 7 Plus. With this score, the Google Pixel 2 sets a new record for overall smartphone camera quality. It's a very attractive storage offering. It looks bland, yes, but what got me wide-eyed was the integration of clever AI through Google Assistant and a few other features that take advantage of Google's expertise on AI and machine learning.




The pricing of the Google Pixel 2 starts at Rs. 61,000 according to the Google Store. This includes the always-on ambient display, Google HDR+, continuous music detection on the lock screen, Google Lens (for now) and augmented reality stickers. "The Pixel 2 is also a major step forward from the Pixel (which was our top scorer when it was released a year ago), moving from 90 to 98".

An employee from Google named Orrin has said that the primary reason for removing the traditional headphone jack was to better audio experience and bezels. But on the flip side, that lovely Touch ID button is easy to access because it's right in front of you. The Pixel 2 XL will be available in India at a price tag of Rs. 73,000 for the 64GB variant and Rs. 82,000 for the 128GB storage variant.

"One commenter - amandaw33 - wrote: "'The Pixel 2 still comes with a headphone jack' is a little misleading in a world where headphone jack is AUX out, no? Either way, there's a whole load of new images taken on the Pixel 2 ready for you to check out on Google Photos.

However, acquiring the first place does not mean that Galaxy Note 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have similar camera specifications. That's because the iPhone 8 Plus offer dual 12MP telephoto and wide angle lenses in the rear.

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