Google Pixel 3 XL Goes On Sale Before Official Launch
There have been multiple instances where the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL has leaked online. The device is set to launch officially on 9th October at a NYC event. Previously a leaker who goes by the name of Rozetked shared a hands on video of the Pixel 3 on Youtube. And now a Hong Kong based retailer is selling the Pixel 3 XL even before its official launch. The alleged Pixel 3 XL was available for HK$15,880 or around Rs 1,50,000. Engadget, got their hands on one such unit and have tested the device thoroughly.
The reporters at Engadget state that the Pixel 3 XL is a solid and well-built device. The accessories included in the smartphones’s box are : a USB Type-C cable, USB-C to USB-A adapter, USB Type-C earphones, wall charger and the device itself.
The device has a 6.3 inch capacitive OLED touchscreen along with a notch up top. It has a resolution of2,960 x 1,440 pixels.It runs on the Snapdragon 845 chipset. In terms of storage it has 128 GB of inbuilt storage and strangely enough it only has 4 GB of RAM. But this might be a cheaper variant of the device and other variants with higher RAM and a bigger storage might also be available.
In the photography department, the Pixel 3 XL still has a single 12.2 rear camera but the new device surprisingly has two front cameras. The front cameras have a resolution of 8 MP each. Out of the two front cameras, one has the standard lens and the second has a wide angle lens for taking group selfies. As for recording videoss, the rear camera can record 4K videos at 30FPS and the front camera can only record video upto 1080p.
The phone runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie. Another noticeable feature the device has is Active Edge. This activates the Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of the smartphone. Previous leaks of the device state that the smartphone has a 3,430 mAh lithium ion battery.
Though the upcoming Pixel 3 devices have leaked before their official launch. We believe that Google still has some fancy tricks up their sleeve and might demonstrate some surprising elements about their latest flagship.
Finally, Google will officially launch the device tomorrow and clear up all the rumors that have been building up. Also, we might see a new version of the their Chromecast digital media player and even a Chrome OS tablet.