Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
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Engadget gets hands-on with unreleased Pixel 3 XL

Engadget gets hands-on with unreleased Pixel 3 XL

Google Home Hub will launch along with Pixel 3 XL/Pixel 3 phones and Pixel Slate devices, at the Pixel hardware event set for October 9 in NY. Some say that we may see a completely bezel-less phone without any notch, whereas others expect that the Pixel 3 Ultra could be a mid-range device running on Snapdragon 710 SoC.

Google doesn't disclose its phone shipments, unlike Apple, which has sold about 388 million iPhones since the first Pixel came out in October 2016. We may even see a teaser of the Google Pixel Watch too. Other specs of Pixel 3 XL are going to be almost identical to those of the Pixel 3, like previous years. The alleged Pixel 3 XL was available for HK$15,880 or around Rs 1,50,000. That's about double what the Pixel 3 XL will cost if a recent leak is correct. As far as the design is concerned, the Pixel 3 XL looks nearly similar to its predecessor - Pixel 2XL - from the back, but the front design of the phone has been revamped. To walk toe-to-toe with other major flagships of 2018 (excluding the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note9), the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will feature notched displays.

The cover picture shows the Google Pixel C. The tech giant will launch its new smartphones - Pixel 3, 3 XL. Both new Google smartphones are so far found to have multiple colour options, including Black, White, and a suspicious "Sand" variant that could be close to the Pink colour.

Though the upcoming Pixel 3 devices have leaked before their official launch.


Coming to the review now, it shows both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL with what have already been rumoured, the "Super Selfie Mode" feature.

The renders of the Pixel Slate features dual front-facing speakers, a USB-C port and a fingerprint reader.

Earlier this year at CES, Google debuted its smart display platform - hardware device with visual elements such as cards, carousels, native YouTube, Google Maps, Google Photos app and Duo video conferencing.

Google Assistant, the signature virtual helper feature on the Pixel that was available in six languages a year ago, now supports 16. Pixel phones are known for its exceptionally good camera, and the Pixel 3 XL is no exception. The review shows that in a low-light situation, the Pixel 3 XL is a clear victor over the iPhone XS Max.

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