Google News article The world’s largest digital photo-sharing website, Google, has decided to make a big splash by launching its own camera, the Pixel, in India, after a long delay.
The company will launch the Pixel in 10 cities across India in the coming weeks, including Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengal, Bengali, Kollam, Kumbh Mela, Bengal and Surat.
The company has also launched the Google Lens, a digital zoom lens that allows users to snap pictures and videos of objects at a wider angle, at Rs. 5,499.
The Pixel will be available in select cities on November 13.
Google’s new camera will have a resolution of 1080p, a 25 megapixel sensor, an f/2.2 aperture, dual rear-facing cameras, a front-facing camera and a dual front-focusing camera.
It will be able to capture high-resolution video, with a resolution up to 1.5 terabits per second (its predecessor, the 1.4-megapixel Pixel, could capture up to 640 x 480 pixels).
The Pixel is one of the first smartphones to have an internal camera, which allows users who have a smartphone to take selfies or video clips without any special software, such as the Pixel’s flash or selfie-swiping feature.
It is expected to be priced at Rs 2,499, which is cheaper than the Pixel XL, which costs around Rs 4,499 (with a 4GB RAM and 64GB storage).
Google has also made it possible to use the Pixel as a camera in other ways.
The camera’s front-focused mode allows users a wide angle, which enables the user to take photographs without needing to use a zoom lens.
The front- and rear-firing camera can be switched on and off at will.
The Pixel will also have a front camera that will be similar to that of the Google Glass, which comes with a 16-megapixels sensor.
The sensor can capture 1080p photos at up to 30 frames per second.
The camera will be priced from Rs 1,499 to Rs 2.99, depending on the model, which also comes with Android 7.1 Nougat.
The device will be released in October.
Read moreThe Pixel camera will come with a variety of features, including a digital flash, a low-light mode, a shutter speed mode, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS and a rear-mounted camera, as well as a 3-axis gyroscope and a heart-rate monitor.
The Google Lens will be the company’s first smartphone lens to come with optical image stabilization, which means the camera will not automatically focus on an object when it’s too far away to capture a clear image.
Google has been aggressively pushing its digital photography products, and the Pixel is a major step towards that.
The Google Lens has been available for more than two years, but it has not been available in India for quite some time.
The announcement comes as the company has announced an additional 1.2 million smartphones in India and has been ramping up its marketing and sales activities.