Watch this: Pixel vs iPhone: 5 things Google does better
At a San Francisco press event today, Google finally announced its highly anticipated phone, Pixel. Equipped with a 5-inch display and a 12.3-megapixel camera, the device is also notable for being one of the first phones (next to its bigger counterpart, the Pixel XL) to come with Google's Assistant software.
Assistant is a voice-controlled AI platform that uses Google's vast search database to answer (in a conversational way) several kinds of questions you throw its way. For example, you can type, "Cafes nearby?" and it will find popular coffee shops in your area. You can ask it to translate phrases in different languages, show your latest emails, look up airfare prices, and other common queries.
In terms of hardware, the device offers comparable specs to rivals. Unlike the Apple iPhone 7, the Pixel retains its 3.5mm headphone jack and has a bigger, sharper display. Compared to Samsung's Galaxy S7, it has a smaller battery but a slightly more advanced processor. For more information, check out our comparison chart below. And be sure to read more of CNET's coverage of Google's event here.