Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were unveiled at an.

The new smartphones feature sport an improved 12MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera with Portrait Mode, fast-charging, and IP67 water and dust resistance.

Pixel 2 boasts a five-inch AMOLED display with a 16:9 aspect ratio, whereas Pixel 2 XL has a larger six-inch pOLED display with a 18:9 aspect ratio.

Both new smartphones are powered by Android 8.0 Oreo.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners will also benefit from unlimited cloud storage for photos and videos in their original quality via Google Photos.

That means Pixel 2 handsets will automatically back-up photos and videos in full 4K Ultra HD resolution so the smartphone never runs out of space.

Google ships its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices in a range of colours with either 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage.

Pixel 2 is available three colours – Just Black, Clearly White, Kinda Blue – and will be available in-store on October 19th 2017.

The Pixel 2 XL is available in either Just Black or Black and White and starts to ship November 15th 2017.

Pre-orders for the new handsets became available immediately after the Google announcement last night – and appear to have been extremely popular.

Shipping dates on a number of the new Pixel range – most notably, Pixel 2 XL – have already started to slip into December.

In the UK, those looking to order a Pixel 2 XL in Black and White with 64GB of memory won’t receive their new Android handset until December 2017.

And those who want the same model with 128GB of storage doesn’t even come with an estimate shopping date – it simply asks buyers to join a waitlist.

Both 64GB and 128GB Pixel 2 XL models in Just Black will become available in “5 – 6 weeks”, Google estimates on its online store.

Pixel 2 stock levels seem to be fairing a little better, with many models still available to ship on the October launch date.

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