Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones were officially introduced by Google during a series of events held in different cities around the world. Actually, there are few surprises unveiled by the Californian company, considering the numerous leaks of the recent days.
Despite the already widely known design, there are few hardware innovations introduced by Google on the 2018 lineup: Camera segment represents one of the strengths of the new Pixels, as well as the 5.5 and 6.3 inch OLED displays respectively. There is only a single camera on the back, but in the front of both smartphones, we find a dual selfie shooter, one of which can take wide-angle images: a great solution for group selfie lovers. Both smartphones can access Google Lens, integrated into the camera.
The camera takes advantage of Google’s artificial intelligence: Top Shot – AI based feature that captures multiple shots to pick out the best photo. Super Res Zoom – Produces sharp details when you zoom. Night Sight – Lets you take bright, detailed, colorful shots even in low light (coming soon to Pixel 3) and Photobooth mode – Uses AI to recognize that when you’re smiling or making a funny expression, you’re ready for a selfie.
New Playground stickers bring photos and videos to life by adding superheroes, animated stickers, and subtitles. The Marvel characters are only Pixel exclusive to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Studio. Finally, moving focus ensures that the Pixel cam automatically maintains focus while recording a video. It can be particularly useful when shooting a child while walking.
Both run Android 9.0 Pie. These have Titan Security, the system that protects most sensitive on-device data by securing the lock screen and strengthening disk encryption. These have Pixel’s iconic two-tone design, an aluminum frame with hybrid coating, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back. These also have an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. Google says that these have 40% louder dual front-firing speakers compared to the predecessor. These packs 2915mAh and 3430mAh batteries, respectively, with support for fast charging as well as wireless charging.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Specifications
- Dimensions: 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm (Pixel 3) / 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9mm (Pixel 3 XL)
- Weight: 148g (Pixel 3) / 184g (Pixel 3 XL)
- Display: 5.5-inch (1080 x 2160 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18:9 display, 443 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection (Pixel 3) / 6.3-inch (2880 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 523 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection (Pixel 3 XL)
- Rear Camera: 12.2-megapixel Dual PD auto focus sensor with 1.4μm pixel size, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 76° FOV, OIS, EIS, LED flash, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps, 720p at up to 240 fps, Spectral + flicker sensor
- Front Camera: Dual 8-megapixel auto focus sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 75° FOV + 8-megapixel fixed focus sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 97° FOV, 1080p video recording at up to 30 fps
- CPU: Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC
- GPU: Adreno 630 GPU
- RAM: 4GB DDR4X RAM
- ROM: 64GB / 128GB storage
- OS: Android 9.0 Pie
- Fingerprint sensor
- Active Edge
- Water and Dust Resistant (IP68)
- Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, 3G, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5 E, USB Type-C Gen1
- Battery: 2915mAh (Pixel 3) / 3430mAh (Pixel 3 XL) with fast charging, wireless charging
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Price in USA, Availability
Both handsets are already available for pre-order via BestBuy in the US, Google Pixel 3 is priced at $799 and $899 for 64GB and 128GB versions, respectively. While the Google Pixel 3 XL costs $899 and $999 for 64GB and 128GB versions, respectively. Both devices come in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink color options.