Both smartphones were launched back in October 2016 and surfaced as the first offering under Google’s Pixel hardware lineup, succeeding the Nexus range of smartphones. Despite their unavailability from Google Store, the dated Pixel handsets are still on sale at various online stores, including Amazon and Best Buy in the US in Addition to Amazon and Flipkart in India.
As seen by people at Android Police, Google Store has now only listed that the Pixel 2 and Pixel two XL under the smartphone category. Google especially supported that the unavailability of both 2016 Pixel models to The Verge. The Pixel and Pixel XL came in 32GB and 128GB versions. Even though the Pixel 32GB variant arrived in India with a price tag of Rs. 57,000, the Pixel 128GB was launched at Rs. 66,000. The Pixel XL 32GB, on the other hand, arrived in Rs. 67,000 and its 128GB version went on sale at Rs. 76,000.
As per the listing on Flipkart, which was live in the time of submitting this story, the Pixel 32GB version can be found at Rs. 57,000, Pixel 128GB at Rs. 52,999, also Pixel XL 32GB at Rs. 39,379. The Pixel XL 128GBisn’t in stock but is listed at Rs. 41,990. Similar will be the prices on Amazon and other online channels.
It really makes sense for Google to remove the original Pixel phones from its online store to concentrate on the Pixel two and Pixel 2 XL. However, from a customers’ point of view, the dated hardware is worth considering. The two Pixel telephones are powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC, coupled with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The handsets also sport a 12.3-megapixel Sony IMX378 camera detector on the back with an f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel Sony IMX179 detector on front with an f/2.4 aperture. While the Pixel has a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) screen, the Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) screen. Besides, both are currently operating Android 8.1 Oreo and are upgradable to Android N.