The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the two new additions from Google. Where just like its predecessor these two new smartphones from Google also come equipped with an amazing camera. Though when it comes to smartphone cameras, resolution or sensors are not everything. Same is the case with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as Google uses their special HDR+ algorithm. Which improves the quality of the pictures taken by a huge margin. Making the new google smartphones take spectacular shots.

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Well it looks like the HDR+ algorithm is not the only thing working on the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. As Google has paired it with a dedicated hardware to enhance the software even further. Which according to some previous rumors includes a dedicated image processing chip named ‘’Pixel Visual Core’’.

Google also haven’t yet activated the included ”Pixel Visual Core” on their smartphones yet. Which is a letdown as this dedicated chip, developed by Google looks quiet powerful.  While the only task it performs is the acceleration of HDR+ algorithms. Which will be activated when the times comes but for now the hardware is not being used on the new Google smartphones.

So what is the advantage of a dedicated ‘’Pixel Visual Core’’? Well first it will be a faster and efficient way of processing pictures. While on the other hand the hardware will also be using tenth of the energy compared to what is currently being used.

pixel ipu The New Google Pixel 2 Comes Equipped With A Hidden Image Processing Chip

In terms of specs the only difference between the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL is between their display sizes. Where the Pixel 2 comes equipped with a 5 inch display. While the Pixel 2 XL comes with 6 inch OLED display instead. The resolution on the smartphones comes at 1920 x 1080 and 2880 x 1440 respectively. There is also the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 running under the hood. That is coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64/128GB of on board storage.

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Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also comes equipped with the same camera sensors. Including a 12MP main sensor present on the back of the device. While a 8MP camera is also present at the front of the device. Where to power everything both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL comes equipped with a 2700mAh and 3520mAh battery respectively.

What do you think about the two new additions from Google this year?