Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has announced that the limited editions of its Google Pixel handsets have already sold out.
The company held a launch event yesterday where it revealed the Pixel and the Pixel XL handsets. Google launched the handsets in three color variants including the “Really Blue”, “Quite Black” and “Very Silver” models. However, the “Really Blue” variant was considered the limited edition and Alphabet has announced that it has already sold out. The other two variants are still available, meaning buyers can still get their hands on the handsets.
The Pixel handsets succeed the Google Nexus handsets and are considered the company’s first handsets. Google oversaw the design and hardware aspects rather than outsourcing the production to companies such as LG and HTC. The Pixel handsets are available at Google stores but customers can preorder through the Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) website.
The handsets became available for preorder on the website as soon as the announcement was concluded. The retail price for the Pixel smartphones is $649 or $27 per month. Google has teamed up with Verizon as its exclusive partner in the US. The Pixel features a 5-inch screen while the Pixel XL has a 5.5-inch display. Both handsets are fitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4GB RAM, internal storage options of 32 GB and 128 GB.
The handsets come with an impressive 12-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel front facing camera. The smartphones are also fitted with a 3450 mAh battery and quick charge technology that can provide 7 hours of battery life after just 15 minutes of charging. The Pixel handsets are also fitted with USB type C charging ports and they also have a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The Pixel handsets are Alphabet’s attempt to aggressively venture into the already competitive mobile industry.
Alphabet stock closed the latest trading session at $802.79, an improvement of $2.41 or 0.30% compared to the value of the stock in the previous session.