Google will be officially unveiling the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones on October 9 in New York, and ahead of the launch, there’s hardly anything that we don’t about the smartphones. In the latest news, a Hong Kong-based retailer has already started selling the device, and Engadget had already managed to get its hands on the device.
The Google smartphone is being sold for HK$15,880, which is close to Rs 150,110. Yes, the pricing is more than the official one, but it is something you’ve got to pay if you want early hands-on ahead of anyone else. Leaks have already shown off the display with a notch, wireless charging capabilities, cameras, and color options, and the hands-on video by Engadget editor Richard Lai matches with the leaks.
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The Pixel 3 XL is set to come with a 6.3-inch tall display with an aspect ratio of 19:9, thanks to the notch. The notch houses dual camera modules, an earpiece, and the sensors. Both cameras have a resolution of 12-megapixels, but there is no idea on what the second camera does.
Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with an octa-core CPU, paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage. There are speculations about a higher storage variant with more RAM too, but for that, we will have to wait till the official announcement. The video review shows off the smartphone from all sides, and also a look at the gesture control on the OS.
Sadly, while others are expecting Google to embrace dual cameras, the company is still sticking to the single rear camera module. You get a 12.2-megapixel sensor at the back, which will likely come AI chops to let you capture better photos. To keep things ticking, there is a 3,720mAh battery with support for fast charging. The device runs on Android 9 Pie OS out of the box.