Google Pixel
Google Pixel phones and the Google Daydream View VR viewer are displayed during the presentation of new Google hardware in San Francisco, California, U.S. October 4, 2016. Reuters/Beck Diefenbach

Google has produced a smartphone that is so good that it had to give a different name to it. The Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones have already been announced by Google and tech experts are of the opinion it’s the best of Google whereas Nexus was the best of Android.

Some believe that Google Pixel and Pixel XL are much more than just pure Android phones. They are a unique integration of top-class hardware and Google’s software smarts, never seen before.

Like most premium smartphones, these too boast a candy bar-shaped design in aluminium and glass, super high resolution screens and multi megapixel cameras with the headphone jack. The fingerprint scanner is at the back of the device and like the Samsung Galaxys and iPhones, Google has not promoted the Pixel and Pixel XL as water and dust-resistant phones.

However, there are certain things about the latest Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones that really need special mention. Pixel phones could very well be the next generation of super smartphones that will have artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks and image and voice recognition included in their systems.

The company is trying to build a personal Google for every user through “Assistant,” reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Google Pixel and Pixel XL come with an adapter and software that users can use to tether phones together.

An independent source of camera and lens image quality measurements and ratings, DxOMark, has given the Pixel cameras a top rating of 89, placing the phones well above the competition. Moreover, Google has also used some very clever software t make photos look as if they were shot using a single-lens reflex camera.

Bringing Google’s Daydream virtual reality (VR) platform to the Pixel phones is also a huge achievement. This perhaps is Google coolest selling point for its Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. Turning the phones into a VR projector is a big deal and it will offer new uses of the phones that had never existed.

Google has also upped its built-in 24/7 support and Pixel owners will also get unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos at original resolution.

As per Gizmodo Australia, the Pixel phones are launching on Oct. 20 with the Pixel 32GB costing $1,079 and 128GB $1,229. Pixel XL 32GB will carry a price tag of $1,269 and 128GB $1,419. These are Australian prices for the devices.