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Behold, the new Google Pixel phone. The back has a smarter fingerprint reader, an improved 12-megapixel camera, a Google G logo and a two-tone look with an antenna-friendly "glass shade" across the top.

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The main camera on the Google Pixel (shown) and Pixel XL phones combines a 12-megapixel sensor built by Sony with an f/2.0 lens. Apple's iPhone 7 has an f/1.8 lens that lets more light through, but Google argues its larger sensor compensates by capturing more photons.

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The Google Pixel phone features a "glass shade" on the upper part of the back and a Google "G" to denote who designed the phone.

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The front of the Pixel phones are white, but the overall phones come in "very silver," "quite black" and "really blue." On the upper-right corner is an 8-megapixel selfie camera that uses relatively large pixels for better low-light performance.

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Fans of the decades-old 3.5 mm audio jack standard will be happy to see one on the Google Pixel phone.

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Like 2015's Nexus phones, the Google Pixel (shown) and Pixel XL sport a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. Alongside are two speakers on the bottom of the phone.

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Google Pixel phones feature a textured power button and a rocker switch for volume control on the right side of the phone, similar to last year's Nexus phone models.

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At the upper middle of the Pixel back is a fingerprint reader. When you swipe it, it both unlocks the phone and shows your recent notifications.

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Below the Pixel phones' "G" logo is one of several accents showing where antennas can harness radio signals.

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The Google Pixel and Pixel XL both taper slightly, from 8.6 mm at the top end to 7.4 mm at the bottom.

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The sides of the Google Pixel have chamfered edges.

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On the left side of the Pixel is a SIM-card slot.

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For the first time, Google's Pixel phones sport a Google "G" logo. The back of the phone has a bead-blasted finish.

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The key highlights for the Pixel are Google Assistant, virtual reality, communications, storage and, of course, the camera.

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Here's the camera module pulled apart.

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DxO rated the camera an 89.

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It's the highest-rated phone camera to date.

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Using its fast performance, the camera is able to capture just the right moment shooting at 30 frames per second.

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That same speed is used to balance highlights and shadows with its HDR+ feature.

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Though you can't tell from this shot, the camera has advanced electronic image stabilization for video taking out all the effects of shake even while walking with the camera.

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You'll get unlimited storage for photos and video and at full resolution.

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The phone has full integration with the new Google Assistant that's able to use what's on screen along with voice commands to get you the information you're after.

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Google's new video chat app Duo is preinstalled.

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As a Pixel phone, you'll get automatic OS and security updates.

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Fast charge for 15 minutes and get 7 hours of use.

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All users get round-the-clock customer support.

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Ready to switch from iOS? Google made it easy.

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Cases will be available.

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Two sizes, but with the same specs.

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Here are all the specs.

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Available in three colors.

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Dave Burke, Google's vice president of engineering for Android, holds a "really blue" Pixel phone.

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Here are the worldwide carrier partners, but they'll also be available through Google.

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Pricing starts at $649 in the US.

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Ready for preorder.

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