Google has just unveiled its brand new smartphone: the Pixel 2

Google has unveiled its next-generation Android smartphone Pixel 2 along with a host of new flagship products with artificial intelligence at the core.

The new phone, which can be squeezed to trigger Google Assistant – the company’s artificially intelligent personal assistant – was unveiled at an event in San Francisco.

Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are available in 5in and 6in size and, according to the technology giant, combine the best of “hardware, software and AI”.

The larger Pixel 2 phone in Black and White (Google)

Google has followed Apple and ditched the headphone jack in its new devices.

Both phones come with a curved screen and narrower bezels and follow their competitors Apple, Samsung and Sony in being waterproof.

The smaller Pixel 2 will be available in Kinda Blue, Just Black, and Clearly White, while the larger device comes in two colours – Black, and Black and White.

Both the devices have 12 megapixel single lens rear cameras and come with 64GB and 128GB of storage.

Pixel 2 will retail at £629 for the 64GB device and £729 for the 128GB phone and will be available in stores on October 19, while the XL version will jump to £799 for the 64GB phone and £899 for the 128GB device and will hit stores on November 15.

Both devices are available for pre-order online at the Google Store, as well as select retailers including EE and Carphone Warehouse.

The firm also revealed updated next-generation flagship products including a new Pixelbook, and smart speakers Google Home Mini and Google Home Max, as well as Google Pixel Buds, VR headset Google Daydream View and a new Pixelbook Pen that starts a search when you use it to circle words or objects.

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