Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Electronics | By Shannon Stone

Google Pixel 3 XL First Impressions: Best Android smartphones?

Google Pixel 3 XL First Impressions: Best Android smartphones?

Thankfully, come Tuesday, the Pixel 3 leaks will stop, as the phones will become official.

The timeline for the India launch a couple of weeks after the global announcement seems to be in line with what Google did previous year with Pixel 2-series phones. While we have a pretty good idea of what announcements to expect, the most obvious are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.

The latest shows the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets in their entire glory.

The keynote event is set to take place in NY, where Google is expected to make a slew of announcements about its next smartphones, PixelBook tablet, new Chromecast, smart home assistant speaker and Pixel Buds 2. The alleged Pixel 3 XL was available for HK$15,880 or around Rs 1,50,000. The live stream is set to start at 8 a.m. PT/11 a.m. ET on Tuesday, 9th October 2018.

For instance, the Google Pixel 3 XL has a deep and ugly notch (obviously!), it comes with 4 GB RAM and Snapdragon 845 chipset.

If you'd been following any of the Pixel 3 leaks and rumors over the past few months, you likely knew a lot, if not all, about the Pixel 3's hardware. As indicated by the report, the Pixel Slate dons a showcase with 3:2 aspect ratio and bears a back and a front camera.

The Pixel 3 is expected to go from a traditional, squared-off 16:9 screen to a more modern 18:9 screen with thinner bezels and rounded corners. The phone features a 6.3-inch display, a single-lens camera with 12.2-megapixel lens on the rear, 128 GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3 has a 2915mAh batter while the Pixel 3XL has a larger 3430mAH and of course they don't feature headphone jacks because that is for budget phones now. New camera features include Top Shot, Photobooth and Super Res Zoom. Coming to the storage, Pixel 3 will come with 64GB/128GB storage and will have Android Pie out of the box.

The Pixel Slate will be presented together with the Pixel 3 smartphones on the evening of October 9th. That's what the tech giant will be doing with its Google Home Hub which is the company's answer to Amazon's Echo Show. Google also launched Pixel Slate. Also, it's quite possible the new Pixel Slate to boast a fingerprint sensor, too.

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