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    What to Know About the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

    After months of speculation, the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL have finally been officially announced, and there are tons of exciting features for Google Android fans to love. From a dual-pixel camera and water resistance to an always-on display, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL are set to top the smartphone charts. Although the Pixel 2 remains virtually unchanged in terms of appearance, the 2 XL has been given an overhaul, with a bigger, bolder, nearly edge-to-edge display. Both phones also sport a smaller glass accent at the top back of the phone, so it no longer extends down to the lightning-fast fingerprint sensor, and a larger camera lens that protrudes ever-so-slightly. Think the Google Pixel 2 or 2 XL might be right for you? Check out the top questions and answers below before you decide. 

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    What colors are available on the new Pixel phones?

    The Pixel 2 is available in three colors - Kinda Blue, Just Black and Clearly White. The Pixel 2 XL is available in two colors - Black & White or Just Black. 

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    Are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL waterproof?

    No, both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are water resistant, but not waterproof. You should still take care not to fully submerge either of the new Pixel phones, as damage could occur.

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    What are the sizes of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL?

    The Google Pixel 2 has a 5-inch 1920x1080 AMOLED screen, with total phone dimensions of 145.7 x 69.7 x 7.8 mm and weighing 143 grams. The Pixel 2 XL has a 6-inch 2880x1440 pOLED display, with total phone dimensions of 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm and weighing 175 grams. 

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    Which version of Android OS do the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with?

    Both phones come equipped with Android 8.1 Oreo with a cleaner, easier-to-navigate version of the Google UI. 

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    Have the cameras been improved on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL?

    Both phones will now sport a "dual-pixel" sensor, with split pixels acting like a second lens without the need to add an actual second lens. Optical image stabilization has also been added, and Google has introduced a feature called Motion Photos, which is similar to the iPhone's Live Photos. 

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    What is an always-on display?

    The always-on display is designed to show notifications and the time, and an always-on microphone will listen for music and automatically display whatever you're listening to right on the display screen, even if it's not being played through your phone.

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    Will the Pixel 2 and 2 XL feature Google Lens?

    Google Lens, which allows users to point the camera at various objects and get information about them automatically, are supported on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. You'll also be able to automatically scan things like WiFi passwords and email addresses and automatically put them to use or store the information.

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    Will the Pixel 2 and 2 XL feature Google Lens?

    Google Lens, which allows users to point the camera at various objects and get information about them automatically, are supported on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL. You'll also be able to automatically scan things like WiFi passwords and email addresses and automatically put them to use or store the information.

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    How much will the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL cost?

    The 64GB version of the Pixel 2 costs $649, while the 128GB version will cost $100 more at $749. If you opt for the Pixel 2 XL it will set you back $849 for the 64GB model and $949 for the 128GB version.