Everything you need to know about Google's new Pixel phones
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Everything you need to know about Google's new Pixel phones

Google's 2016 smartphones have dropped the Nexus moniker and, in line with the company's high-end Chromebooks and tablets, have instead adopted the Pixel brand. Despite being made by HTC the Pixel and Pixel XL are marketed as Google devices and only differ in terms of screen size and resolution as well as battery capacity. A 5" 1080p AMOLED display and a 2,770mAh battery can be found on the standard Pixel, while the XL comes with a 5.5" QHD-screen and a 3,450mAh battery. 

Both devices are powered by Qualcomm's top-end chipset Snapdragon 821 and 4GB of RAM. The metal body with glass inlays on the back also houses a fingerprint reader, USB Type-C port for quick charging and a 3.5mm headphone-jack. In the US the devices will be available in black, silver and blue, with pricing starting at a fairly steep $649 for the standard Pixel with 32GB of built-in storage. 

The Pixel and Pixel XL have generated a lot of buzz for their imaging capabilities in a short amount of time – click through to see what else you should know about the new Google Pixel phones.