Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL unveiled: Price, specifications, features

Ruben Fields
October 10, 2018

Previously a leaker who goes by the name of Rozetked shared a hands on video of the Pixel 3 on Youtube.

Not only do these phones run the purest Android, devoid of third-party modifications as Google steers both the hardware and software completely, but the design language of the new phone mimics the iPhone X series, with a larger display that wraps around the front-facing camera. The Pixel 3 XL has a notch at the top of the 6.3-inch display. There's a chance everything we think we know about the Pixel 3 is wrong.

Google has also served up a few different configurations, which means the Pixel Slate will be able to appeal to a wider range of consumers. Both are powered by Qualcomm's 10nm eight-core Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip. Featuring wireless charging, the Pixel 3 XL get a bigger 3430 mAh battery whereas Pixel 3 has a 2915 mAh battery. All that space is wisely used by Google though as it houses dual front-facing cameras and a speaker.

Google's follow-up to last year's Pixelbook Chromebook is rumoured to be a Chrome OS tablet. If you wish to grab Pixel Slate, you are supposed to shell out $599, and for keyboard and pen, it's additional $199 and $99.

In the camera department, Google Pixel 3 XL comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, dual pixel phase detection, optical and electronic image stabilisation, and f/1.8 aperture. With Google's focus on digtal well-being comes Family Link which allows to set diital ground rules for the Pixel Slate. The notch is actually extremely thick and it is actually double the width of the notch that you'd find in other Android devices.

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Google's answer to Amazon's Echo Show is likely to be the Home Hub: a 7in touchscreen device with Google Assistant that will answer your questions not just with voice, but with pictures and video too.

The October month is already occupied with a lot of product launches and events, but the limelight is being taken away by the silicon valley's tech giant, Google by its high-profile event that was concluded yesterday. There is no information available on whether it will be available in other color variants. Since the displays are pushed further to the bezels and will have taller aspect ratios, the dimensions of the phones are expected to remain almost the same.

The iPhone also features Google's search engine, but Google may be paying Apple as much as $9 billion annually for that privilege, based on the estimates of Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall. Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, Samsung and other device makers.

A document filed with the FCC suggests that Google could be launching a revamped version of its Chromecast device, which lets users stream content on their TV.

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