Google - Pixel XL
|Display Size||5.5-inch, 1440 x 2560 pixel display (534 ppi)|
|Display Type||AMOLED QHD|
|Operating System||Android 7.1 (at launch)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821|
|Main Camera (Back)||12.3MP|
|Secondary Camera (Front)||8MP|
|Height||154.72 mm (6.09 inches)|
|Width||75.74 mm (2.98 inches)|
|Depth||8.58 mm (0.34 inches)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Silver|
|Supported Audio Formats||N/A|
|Supported Video Formats||N/A|
|In The Box||N/A|
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