Google finally unveils the new Pixel phones on October 8 during a San Francisco event. It’s said to compete with Apple’s iPhone X and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 8, and with the its upgrade features, it will be interesting to see its trend in the market.
While Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a bunch of new features, some good, som bad, we picked the most interesting ones below.
Anti-Distracted Driving Mode
The new Google phones have a feature called Ambient Services which automatically sets the phone a Do Not Disturb mode once its detects that the phone user is moving at high speed. This means that the phone won’t ping for any social media updates or the like. Though passengers would want to turn this off, drivers will find this particularly useful.
Electronic Sim Card Ready
Just like the Apple Watch Series, Google’s new Pixel phones have an eSIM car slot. As long as your carrier supports eSIMs, downloading a virtual SIM during the setup process is the only thing needed to activate this service. However, both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL still have a nano-SIM slot. Unfortunately, only Google’s own Project Fi supports eSIMs.
AI-based visual search tool
The new Pixel phones will be the only smartphones in the market that has Google Lens. It’s an on-demand object recognition tool that can make sense of text on pictures, such as books and posters. The upgraded Google Lens also allows follow-up questions as well.
Assistant Squeeze Activation
If users want to activate the phone’s voice-based AI companion, users only need to apply gentle pressure to the sides of the phone. It’ll automatically activate Google Assistant, making it easier to give voice commans.
The previous Google Pixel phones receive rave reviews, and it’s only understandable that tech geeks are looking forward to the new versions of the smartphone.