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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL codenames 'Blueline', 'Crosshatch' spotted on AOSP

This is the first time Google Pixel 3, which is said to be codenamed as "blueline" has been spotted on AOSP.

  • Published: July 23, 2018 9:42 AM IST
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Set to arrive in October, Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been gaining plenty of traction with rumors. Last week we got to see renders of the two smartphones that gave us a brief idea of what to expect in the design department. Now, the two smartphones have been spotted on Android Open Source Project (AOSP) again, further confirming the launch of these two devices.

The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL have been touted to have codenames “blueline” and “crosshatch” respectively. This has been speculated for a while now, as Google always chooses fish names as codenames for its devices. While “crosshatch” had appeared in the AOSP back in October 2017, Droidlife reported to have spotted “blueline” for the first time. This only reiterates that Google is planning to launch two smartphones this year.

Earlier reports have also suggested there to be a third device, which is codenamed “albacore”. However, we don’t have a lot of information on that smartphone, and aren’t sure what Google plans to launch it as. Other reports have suggested the smartphone to be a high-end device, which will be more premium than the two Pixel smartphones. These are only speculations at this point and nothing can be confirmed yet.

Watch: Google Pixel 2 XL First Look

Coming back to the Pixel 3 series, recent renders have reported the devices to look similar to their predecessors. However, the Pixel 3 XL has been spotted to come with a notch display, with slimmer bezels. The Google Pixel 3 is expected to sport a 5.4-inch display, while the Pixel 3 XL is touted to feature a 6.2-inch display with 19:9 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, both devices are suggested to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 4GB and 6GB of RAM respectively. However, these are still rumors and we’ll just have to wait till October to find out what Google has in store for us.

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  • Published Date: July 23, 2018 9:42 AM IST