Google has announced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in New York, today. Honestly, there wasn’t a lot of new things to unveil. After months of leaked images and videos, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are finally official.
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Specifications
Google has added a lot of Pixel 3 exclusive features this year, which include both hardware and software features. As you might probably know, the phone runs on Snapdragon 845, has got 4GB RAM and 64/128 GB storage options. Both the models have a new Titan™ M security Chip, which provides “on-device protection for login credentials, disk encryption, app data, and the integrity of the operating system.”
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL both have larger screens than previous Pixels. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5 inch display whereas the 3 XL has a 6.3 inch screen. In addition to that, the Pixel 3 XL also has a notch, which is bigger than other phones launched this year. This is because of the dual cameras and stereo speakers. Google says that the stereo speakers present on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are 40% louder than their predecessors.
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Camera Features
Both the phones have an all new 12.2 MP camera on the back and 2 on the front. One of the front cameras is a regular one and other is a wide angle lens to help you get super wide selfies.
Google has introduced an interesting software feature called “Top Shot”. This helps you get the best image from a burst series of shots. If Google thinks an image is bad, it will weed out a series of photos, with a best suggested one, which you can save later.
Google Pixel 3 Now Supports Wireless Charging
For the first time, the latest Pixel phones support wireless charging. Google also launched a new wireless charging dock, called the ‘Pixel Stand’ which costs $79. When kept on the dock, the Pixel 3 shows custom UI and Google Assistant on display. It transforms your into a Google Home Mini – like gadget.
There is also a new feature which lets the Google Assistant speak for you when you get a call. This is useful when you are in a meeting and don’t want to get interrupted. You have the option to take or reject the call, and you can also Mark the call as spam. While all of these is happening, you get a live transcript on your screen. This feature will also come to previous Pixel phones.
There is also a Switch to Shhh feature which will turn the “Do Not Disturb” mode on when you switch your Pixel upside down. Both the phones will ship with Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box and will include Google’s Digital Wellness as well.
Google Pixel 3 will be Verizon Wireless Exclusive
Verizon Wireless will remain the exclusive carrier for the new Pixels in the United States. This is the third consecutive year of that exclusive partnership. The phones can also be purchased unlocked directly from Google, and you can order them through the company’s Project Fi mobile service.
Meet Google Pixel 3 by watching this official video –