The smartphone industry is rough and older devices are replaced by newer ones every year. In fact, Google’s famous original Pixel and Pixel XL have just been removed from the Android parent’s official stores. Considering that the original Pixel smartphone was launched in 2016, we think it’s safe to say that no one expected Google to discard it so fast.
Pixel and Pixel XL Are Now Removed
Even though the two smartphones have been removed from Google’s official stores, this doesn’t mean that they are not accessible to customers anymore. There are still hundreds of third party vendors such as Amazon that will keep selling the two smartphones for the years to come.
Now that Google removed the two smartphones from its official stores, Android fans might want to keep their eyes peeled at third party vendors because the price for the original Pixel and Pixel XL might go down.
In addition, the standard Pixel is selling for $299,99 at the moment and its still more than capable of being used as a daily carrier. In fact, let’s check out its specs and see what type of hardware performance it has to offer.
The original Pixel took the smartphone industry by storm when it was launched back in October 2016. The reason behind this being that Pixel was marketed as “Google’s vision of a perfect Android powered smartphone” and this grabbed the attention of customers.
Nonetheless, the original Pixel ships with a 5.0-inch AMOLED display that features a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920. Moreover, the display is coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection against scratches and cracks.
The smartphone is downright impressive when it comes to performance power because it is fueled by a quad-core Snapdragon 821 CPU that’s paired with an Adreno 530 GPU and 4GB RAM.