Google’s new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones will only available in the UK on EE, the mobile network provider has confirmed.
EE grabbed the exclusive out from under its mobile rivals O2, Three and Vodafone.
Pre-orders are open now on EE’s website and in-store on the high street.
The Pixel 2 debuts in the UK from 19 October in three colours: Just Black, Clearly White and Kinda Blue, while its larger cousin, the Pixel 2 XL comes out on 15 November in Just Black or Black and White.
It’s available without a contract direct from the Google Store from £629.
Both the base 5.0in Pixel 2 model and its larger 5.7in XL cousin come with either 64GB or 128GB storage.
5.0in AMOLED screen, FHD 1920×1080
Android 8.0.0, Oreo
Rear: 12.2MP Front: 8MP
Qualcomm Snapdragon™ 835
Memory & Storage
Storage: 64GB & 128GB
Pixel 2: 2700 mAh Pixel 2 XL: 3520 mAh
Wireless & Location
Wi-Fi 2.4G, Bluetooth 5.0
The ‘Category 12’ Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL can take advantage of data transfer speeds of up to 600Mbits per second.
In order to open up these faster 4G+ data speeds EE has been retooling parts of the 2G spectrum it owns.
EE is also offering the voice-activated home assistant Google Home Mini, available for £49 or on a monthly deal at £4 a month. The Daydream VR headset has also been added to EE’s roster for an upfront cost of £99.