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Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will come bundled with the Google Home Mini in India

Google's Pixel 3 smartphones are set to be available in India starting November 1.

  • Published: October 30, 2018 9:21 AM IST

The new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are set to go on sale in India from November 1, and Google has announced some interesting new offers with the new devices. Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were officially unveiled at an event in New York on October 9. And Google is going to bundle the Google Home Mini with the new devices. This offer is valid for those who purchase either of the devices between November 1 and November 7. This offer is going to be available for users of Google Phone, and by this Google means that Google Pixel and Nexus users will also be able to avail this offer.

Users who have Pixel or Nexus devices will not need to exchange their phones to get the free Google Home Mini. Besides this there is also a slew of offers from different banks that Google is providing. These include no-cost EMIs and up to five percent cashbacks. Google didn’t make any formal announcement of these offers, and it seems the sole purpose of it is to boost offline sales.

As for online, the new Google Pixel 3 devices will be exclusively available on Flipkart, and the e-commerce website has not announced any such offers except the regular bank ones. Google Pixel 3 buyers will be able to avail no-cost EMI offers of either six, 12 or 18 months on HDFC Bank credit or debit cards, Citibank credit card, RBL credit card and BFL super cards. Further, HDFC Bank debit and credit card users will be entitled to a cashback of five percent on the purchase of the device during payment, and both the cashback and no-cost EMI offers are valid until November 30.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL specifications and features

With Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google is finally embracing taller display design. The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2160×1080 pixels, and 18:9 aspect ratio. The Pixel 3 XL features a bigger 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2960×1440 pixels, and due to the notch, the aspect ratio extends to 18.5:9. The notch is a rather controversial matter since it is wider and deeper than what we have seen on other smartphones.

In terms of build, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sport an aluminum frame with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. The back sports dual tone design with glossy finish on the top and soft finish on the bottom. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB storage. There is also Pixel Visual Core, which aids in photography and one big addition this year is Titan M security module to enable safe transactions and securely process biometrics.

The Pixel phones are known for camera and this year, Google is adding two cameras to the front while retaining single camera at the back. There is a combination of dual 8-megapixel cameras at the front that enable users to capture pictures with normal 75-degree field of view, and wide 97-degree field of view. On the back, there is a 12.2-megapixel dual pixel autofocus camera with f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization like last year.

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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are IP68 water and dust resistant, and feature active edge and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Pixel 3 packs a 2,915mAh battery, while Pixel 3 XL gets a larger 3,430mAh battery. They both support fast wired charging and wireless charging up to 10W. This year, Google is also introducing a wireless charger dubbed Pixel Stand, which will be sold separately, and can act into a mini photo frame when docked.

Both the Pixel devices run Android 9.0 Pie with Google Assistant, and support Google Daydream VR with dedicated VR headset. They come bundled with USB Type-C wired earbuds and support connectivity options like NFC, Wi-Fi, Google Cast, GPS and global LTE networks.

  • Published Date: October 30, 2018 9:21 AM IST

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