Google confirms Pixel 3 launch date

Judy Cobb
September 9, 2018

In the beautifully presented invitation, the company shows off its animation skill by using emoticons (image below), meaning "I love New York" and the strategically placed numerical "3" to subtly hint at the event launching third generation Pixel phones. What else will be at this year's Made by Google event, aside from the new Pixel smartphones?

Earlier today, Google sent out invites for its annual hardware event scheduled for October 9 this year. As like always, for the fans around the world who can't join at the launch event, there will be a live streaming on the YouTube.

If the previous rumors and leaks are to be trusted, we should be expecting a new Pixelbook, a Pixel Stand, and, of course, the newest iteration of the Pixel phone lineup, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

At the event, despite a multitude of rumours floating around, we don't expect to see a Pixel watch.

Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are widely anticipated to receive some design improvements, including a somewhat controversial large notch on the latter phone and a glass sheet on the rear to enable the wireless charging on both smartphones. Even recently, the two smartphones - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL - received certification in Taiwan.

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Thanks to a variety of leaks and a bunch of Ukrainian bloggers, we know nearly everything about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

In addition to the design, most of the specs of the Google Pixel 3 have also been confirmed.

A new dual front-facing camera looks likely and could bring facial recognition along with the ability to add DSLR-style depth of field to your selfies. The Pixel stand is said to have Google Assistant built in it.

The device will be equipped with Snapdragon processor 845 and a single primary camera of 12 megapixels. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL followed in the footsteps of their original models and hit millions of units sold during their first weeks of availability. Not to mention someone apparently left a Pixel 3 XL in a Lyft (yeah, really).

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