Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL go official
- The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have finally been revealed in all their glory. As it turns out, both the phones are exactly what the leaks had previously suggested. They get a glass sandwich design thanks to which wireless charging is now standard.
- Both devices have OLED screens – a 5.5-inch FHD+ panel on the Pixel 3, and a 6.3-inch QHD+ notched panel on the Pixel 3 XL. Both devices also support HDR. The smaller phone has a 2,915mAh battery while the bigger one has a 3,430mAh unit.
- The rear camera on both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is a single 12.2MP f/1.8 sensor. Over the previous Pixels, the camera now sports enhanced software-based AI features. There’s also a new Super Res Zoom on board that enhances the detail of digital zoom. Up front is a new 8MP dual camera setup, the normal lens is 75° while the other one is 97°.
- As expected, both the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL feature the flagship Snapdragon 845 chipset. Just like last year, Google only offers 4GB of RAM on both devices, which shouldn’t be an issue since the Pixel 2s performed effortlessly with similar RAM. However, ROM options also remain unchanged at 64GB or 128GB, and there’s no memory card expansion.
- Both phones will go on sale in 12 international markets, including India, starting November 1, 2018. Prices in India for the Pixel 3 will be Rs 71,000 for the 64GB model and Rs 80,000 for 128GB one. The Pixel 3 XL will retail for Rs 83,000 and Rs 92,000 for the same storage options, respectively.