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Google Pixel 3

October 10, 2018.

Google Pixel 3.

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Google just unveiled its third-generation Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones. The exterior design has evolved since the previous generation. Though the dimensions are the same, the aluminum back has been replaced by a glass panel and a big notch now features on the front face. As can be expected, the technical specs have more punch. Last year’s Snapdragon 835 processor has given way to the new 845 version. The screen and camera quality are improved. A wide-angle selfie-mode camera makes it a lot easier to take group shots. Both devices are now compatible with the Qi-standard wireless charger. The Pixel 3 runs Android 9 Pie. The whole point of a Google phone is to have the latest and greatest Android version. It comes in 3 colors (white, black, pale pink). Pixel 3 (64 GB) is offered at 800 USD and 3 XL (64 GB) at 900 USD, now available for preorder. You can add a storage capacity of up to 128 GB to either device for an extra 100 USD.

Circuit Breaker, “First look at Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL.”

Ars Technica, “Google Pixel 3 hands-on—Not the best first impression.”