Published: Tue, October 09, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Google Pixel 3 livestream: how to watch today's big tech launch

Google Pixel 3 livestream: how to watch today's big tech launch

Google on Tuesday will finally unveil the Pixel 3 phones, with both devices expected to go on sale after the press event. Since none of the leaked devices up to now have had final software, we were hoping there would be some new things for Google to introduce today, particularly when it comes to imaging. And we have already seen Sony, Lenovo and LG launching their devices based on Google's platform, and this time around, we may see first-party offering in the form of Google Home Hub.

What will differentiate them will be the display of 5.5 inches on the Pixel 3 and 6.5 inches on Pixel 3 XL.

Google initially sold the Pixel 2 and its larger-sibling, Pixel 2 XL, in six countries, including the United States, Australia, Germany and India, after an unveiling in San Francisco.

Like last year's Pixel, the Pixel 3 won't have a headphone jack and Google is rumored to be bundling a pair of USB-C Pixel Buds in the box this year.

However, several rumours and speculations will be put to rest as Google will be revealing the next-gen Pixel 3 smartphones globally. There may or may not be a new Chromecast, though its only upgrade is Bluetooth.

The notch design is present, alongside Android 9.0 Pie's features, including Active Edge, which allows users to trigger actions by squeezing the sides of the Pixel 3 XL.

Additional leaked screenshots show that the phone will have a 2,915mAh battery, which is a noteworthy jump in capacity from the Pixel 2.

Talking about hardware, both smartphones will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB and possibly 256GB or 512GB storage options. On the back, the Pixel 3 XL is rumoured to come with a 12.2-megapixel sensor. Yes, that's right, rather than seeing more information regarding the third generation Pixel phone - and let's face it, is there anything else we really need to know thanks to all the leaks - we're seeing Google's newest Chrome OS tablet/laptop.

Leaked photos claim to show a smart display, called the 'Google Home Hub, ' which features a 7-inch display mounted on top of a speaker. The improved pen for the Pixelbooks should also work on the new Google tablet.

Among other features, it'll have 16gb of RAM, an Intel Amber Lake processor, as well as a 3000x2000 display. It is also expected to come with an upgraded front camera that can capture videos at 1080p, and 60 frames per second.

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