Google Pixel 2's Portrait Mode now works on some non-Google phones

Pixel 2 XL

Pixel 2 XL Portrait ModeIBTimes India Sami Khan

Also, if you happen to own the first-gen Pixel, PIxel XL, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, you can get the Portrait Mode on your smartphone by downloading Charles_l's modded app from here. Originally priced at Rs. 76,000, the smartphone is now available at just Rs. 39,999.

First generation Google Pixel smartphones came with cameras that took some fantastic photos. The smartphones were launched back in October 2016. In case of the Pixel 2, Google is using AI and software-based algorithms to add DSLR-like blur effects to your photos. The Pixel XL sports a 5.5 inch Quad HD display. The processor is teamed with the Adreno 530 GPU. The phone comes with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage. It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and has the famous Pixel launcher that has round icons.

After the price cut, Google Pixel XL now matches the price of OnePlus' flagship OnePlus 5T smartphone, which is available for Rs 32,999 (64GB) and Rs 37,999 (128GB). It is powered by a 2,700mAh battery with fast charging support.

In terms of optics, the smartphone is equipped with a 12.3MP rear camera EIS and dual-LED flash. If you're using the first-gen Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X then you're in for a major treat. Camera NX - a Google Camera mod that allows various levels of customisations while shooting - has been updated with the much-loved Portrait Mode straight from the Pixel 2 series.

Other sensors onboard include Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope. It also houses a Pixel imprint fingerprint sensor at the back which is surrounded by a glass plate.

Amazon is offering a massive discount on the Pixel XL "Quite Black" 128GB version which is now listed in their lightning deal at Rs 39,990.

In related news, the latest Google Pixel 2 was was also available for Rs 39,999 during the "New Pinch Days" sale on Flipkart in mid-December a year ago. Currently, the Google Pixel 2 is listed there at Rs 49,999.

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