Made by Google Pixel 3 XL launch

Judy Cobb
October 11, 2018

The Google Pixel 2 devices are well acclaimed for best image capturing capabilities.

The main thing in this phone is it will be supporting eSIM. While the Pixel 3 continues to come with the 18:9 display, the larger Pixel 3 XL sports the 19:9 display with a huge ugly looking notch.

The internet behemoth has also announced the Pixebook Pen, which is similar to the one introduced past year with the Pixelbook, and lets you activate Google Assistant or select an area on the screen to trigger Assistant.

The Pixel 3 XL measures in at 6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches and weigh 6.5 ounces. Make no mistake, this isn't a simple budget use tablet, with these prices Google is coming for the neck of Microsoft and its Surface line. In fact, they look very much like a wired version of the wireless Pixel Buds released in 2017. Both models come in Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink. On the back, the Pixel 3 XL is rumoured to come with a 12.2-megapixel sensor. On Tuesday, in New York City, Google officially announced the smartphones.

Most phone makers besides Apple rely heavily on Google software - both its free Android operating system, which powers most of the world's mobile devices, and other apps such as search, Google Maps and YouTube.

The leaks got it right this time but it's probably because the pixel 3 was used to take the cover photos of 7 magazine covers.

You'll still find dual front-facing speakers on the Google Pixel 3.

The Google Pixel 3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM.

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The Pixel 3 has a 2,915mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than we had hoped (the Samsung Galaxy S9 has a 3,000mAh and we think that could stand to last longer), but it's still an improvement over last year's 5-inch Pixel, which a 2,700mAh unit.

It runs Chrome OS and is packed with Intel's latest Celeron or Core m3, i5 or i7 processors.

"If you have a Google tattoo on you, then these are the phones for you", IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said of the Pixel's limited appeal so far.

The Pixel 3 screen, at first blush, looks richer than last year's Pixel 2.

In the growing smart speaker market, it's now all about including a display.

The tech giant is set to show off its latest Chromecast product but rumours suggest there won't be any major technology upgrades and won't support 4K viewing.

There's also an off-chance we'll see a Google Pixel Buds sequel, one that will compete on our best true wireless earbuds list Google is said to be including wired USB-C Pixel Buds with the new Pixel, so we may have to settle for that. The first generation hasn't been a huge success but includes some interesting features like real time language translation.

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