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Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Launched! Yeah, Just What we saw in Leaks.

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After a whole season of leaks, rumors and speculations, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally been launched. There were a lot of controversies regarding the presence of notch being just a gimmick, but it is present on the Pixel 3 XL. The launch event took place today in the New York and the devices are available for pre-order now.

As expected, both the devices went by the leaks that we have witnessed in the past and there were no surprises on the event. Both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL packs a ton of new software features which will be gradually rolled out to other Pixel users later.pixel3-pixel3xl-grayscale

Coming to the specifications of the devices, the Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED with 443 pixels per inch and the Pixel 3 XL packs a 6.3-inch FHD+ flexible OLED with 523 pixels per inch. The aspect ratio of the display is 18:9 on the Pixel 3 and 18.5:9 on the Pixel 3 XL.

The device comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on either side. The Pixel 3 and the XL comes with Always-on display, Now Playing, 100,000:1 super contrast ratio, Full 24-bit depth or 16.77 million colors, True black level, HDR support (UHDA certification). The processor used in the device is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 clocked at 2.5 GHz. There is a new Titan M security module embedded into the hardware to provide better security.

The media consumption experience on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is as immersive as it gets, with dual front-firing stereo speakers. The body has an aluminum frame and hybrid coating and the handset is rated for IPX8 dust and water protection. The port used is USB Type C, as expected. Under the hood, the device draws juice from a 2915 mAh battery with support for Qi wireless charging technology and 18 W fast charging.

Coming to the most expected feature, the cameras. Google has retained a single camera yet another time and features a 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture. The camera features autofocus and dual pixel phase detection, optical and electronic image stabilization.

The camera has new impressive features like Top Shot which recommends the best picture out of a series of burst-captured HDR images and Night Sight which improves the camera’s low-light performance. Motion Auto Focus is a feature which helps the user focus on moving subjects without missing out on details and Super Res Zoom uses AI capabilities to preserve the quality of images.

Google has renamed its AR stickers to Playground which lets you add stickers and superheroes to the images. In the portrait mode, you can now adjust the intensity of the bokeh effect or blur, similar to Samsung’s Live Focus. There are dual front cameras on the front, each being an 8 MP sensor. One camera is a wide-angle sensor while the other one is a telephoto sensor. The wide-angle sensor features a f/2.2 aperture and the telephoto sensor features a f/1.8 aperture.

The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available in three color variants namely Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 is available for pre-order at $799 while the Pixel 3 XL is available for $899 for the 64 GB variant and will cost $899 and $999 respectively for the 128 GB model.

Google Pixel 3 Specifications

  • 5.5-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage
  • IPX8 dust and water protection
  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture.
  • Dual 8 MP front cameras(wide-angle f/2.2 aperture & telephoto f/1.8 aperture)
  • 2915 mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging and 18 W fast charging
  • Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink color variants

Google Pixel 3 XL Specifications

  • 6.3-inch FHD+ flexible OLED display
  • 18.5:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 64/128 GB internal storage
  • IPX8 dust and water protection
  • 12.2 MP dual-pixel sensor with 1.4 μm size and f/1.8 aperture.
  • Dual 8 MP front cameras(wide-angle f/2.2 aperture & telephoto f/1.8 aperture)
  • 3430 mAh battery
  • Qi wireless charging and 18 W fast charging
  • Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink color variants

 

Hey there!! This is Subin and I'm from the southern part of India. CS Engineer | Tech Enthusiast.

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