As we suspected, Google today opened pre-orders for the Pixel 2 on their online store, Telstra started taking pre-orders and so did JB Hifi but only in limited colour and size options.that is if you believe their website. These phones have been all about smart software and an extremely capable camera sensor.
You'll pay $1079 for the 5-inch Pixel 2 and $1399 for the 6-inch Pixel 2 XL outright through JB Hi-Fi, but you can also pay a minimum of $77 and $94 a month respectively for each phone on Telstra's 24-month Go Mobile Swap leasing plans. So if you are planning to buy the smartphone, it is better to use a case or a skin to keep the device in good condition. Visual Core is created to compile HDR+ images five times faster while consuming just 1/10th of the power compared with running on an application processor. Apparently, there is a dormant chip in the devices that will only be accessible once the update is rolled out. "The great thing is that as we follow up with more, new applications on Pixel Visual Core, Pixel 2 will continue to improve". As for Active Edge remapping, you can see it in action in the video above. There are eight IPU (Image Processing Unit) cores along with an LPDDR4 RAM to quickly read as well as write data without sending data to the primary RAM.
It is not known whether Visual Core had anything to do with DxOMark's testing as Google says this hasn't been activated yet.
While it still touts a metal unibody, here is where Google made a mistake in deciding where the cellular antenna for the Pixel 2 should be positioned.