Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Launched
Google has launched the highly anticipated Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices at the Made By Google event today. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are exactly what we saw in the numerous leaks leading up the the event. However, they do carry features and improvements which we did not know.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices sport a familiar design with a matt finish back and rounded edges. The rear of the device houses the single camera lens, LED flash and fingerprint sensor. The front of the Pixel 3 XL is a bit different, with a huge notch, which Google claims provides more screen real estate to users.
They feature Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the screen for protection and Soft touch Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. The devices have an IPX8 water and dust protection rating. The devices have an Aluminium frame with hybrid coating and are available in Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink Colours.
The Google Pixel 3 has a 5.5 inch FHD+, flexible OLED display. It has an 18:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 443 ppi. The Google Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3 inch FHD+, flexible OLED display. It has an 18:5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 523 ppi.
Both the devices have an always-on display and the now playing feature. They have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection and HDR support.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL run on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. They have an Octa Core CPU with a clock speed of 2.5 GHz, along with the Adreno 630 GPU.The devices have 4 GB of LPDDR$ RAM and 64 GB/ 128 GB storage options.
Additionally, they have the Pixel Visual Core chip which helps in improving the camera performance. The devices also feature the Titan M security module. The Titan M security module adds to the security provided with your phone and it safeguards user data, passwords and more.
Pixel devices have been known for their excellent camera performance. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL also come with a bunch of new camera features and improvements. The devices have a 12.2 MP dual-pixel rear camera. This has an aperture of f/1.8 and shots 4K video at 30 fps. The devices have dual front cameras featuring an 8 MP wide angle lens and a telephoto lens. The lenses have an aperture of f/2.2 and f/1.8 respectively. The front camera records 1080p video at 30 fps.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL camera are heavily integrated with AI. The cameras use machine learning to shoot the perfect picture every time, according to Google. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL continue to have the
The rear camera features autofocus and dual pixel phase detection. With this you can just tap on a subject and the camera will automatically track the subject, never letting it go out of focus.
Battery & Audio
The devices have a 2915 mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support. The device uses a USB Type-C charger. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have dual front firing speaker and 3 microphones. Google also offers YouTube Music for 6 months, free of cost to all Pixel 3 buyers. The Pixel 3 devices will be the first to ship with YouTube Music.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have some other equally impressive features as well. The device has a CallScreen feature. With this, you can just tap on the CallScreen button when you are receiving a call. The Phone will automatically ‘talk’ to the person on the other end of the line and inquire as to who is calling and for what reason. It will then transcribe the reply in real time and show it to you in textual format on your screen. You can then decide whether you want to pick up the call, reject it or report it as spam.
The devices also have the flip to shut feature. With this, you can just turn your phone upside down, to mute notifications.
The Google Pixel 3 starts at $799 and is up for pre-order now.