The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL(at least that’s what it is being called), the much-awaited successor to last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been receiving a lot of attention recently. It seems as if there is nothing left for Google to showcase at their launch event as the internet is flooded with everything being leaked about the phone, be it the humongous notch, the dual front cameras or the minimal bezels.
A lot of photos have been surfacing which showcase the design of the phone. As is evident from the photos, the phone seems, kind of, a makeover over the last gen Pixel devices. The notch, obviously, is the first thing the eye notes about this phone, which makes it peculiar. The notch is like no other seen ever before. It seems as if someone had cut a small portion out of the top of the display. But the notch doesn’t come with its woes only. Enlightening over the last statement, the notch serves a purpose.
Sample photos from the Pixel 3 XL have been posted on Instagram user Khoroshev’s account, and the photo quality might just comment on the DxO mark of the new flagship. It’s rumored to have two front-facing cameras and a 12MP sensor rear camera. It still will have ML and AI to get stunning portraits in a single back camera.
Someone stole a bunch of Pixel 3 XL units well ahead of Google’s official launch and sold them on the black market.
It houses the dual front cameras, or at least that’s what it appears to be. Two cameras facing towards you, when you are viewing the screen. The dual camera setup should help in immensely improving selfies, as is evident from the milestones that Google has set in image quality using its single front camera when the entire industry was foreshadowed with phones featuring dual back cameras to help with portrait shots.
Moving over to the back of the device, the coloring scheme remains to be in tandem with last year’s design. Featuring a darker tone up top, covered in glass, and bottomed by a metallic body. The unique mixture of glass and metal gives the pixel phones a distinguished look from the rest of the crowd. Nevertheless, we should hope for the best as the back camera probably should be exceeding our expectations this year too.
It seems as if there is nothing left for Google to showcase at their launch event as the internet is flooded with everything about their upcoming flagship. Lol.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||Not announced yet|
|BODY||Dimensions||145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm (5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 in)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back|
|SIM||Nano-SIM card & eSIM|
|– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)|
|DISPLAY||Type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.4 inches, 75.3 cm2 (~75.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~447 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|– Always-on display
– 95% DCI-P3 coverage
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (P)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Single||12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF & laser AF|
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||8 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, 1/3.2″, 1.4µm
8 MP, depth sensor
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with stereo speakers|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion battery|
|MISC||Colors||Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White|
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But it will raise many eyebrows when I state the point that the back of the phone houses a single camera as was the case with last generation pixel devices. It seems really odd of a decision to be made on Google’s end where they decided to adorn the front of the phone with a dual camera setup but completely forget the back.
A leak of a screenshot featuring the spec sheet of the device has also surfaced. The Pixel should come in with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 SOC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. Though the ram size still remains 4 GigaBytes.
Talking software, the Pixel devices should come with Android P out of the box. As always, the implementation should come with absolutely no bloat, but a bucketload of optimizations here and there to improve the end user experience. Google’s software implementation has always outshined among the current era of custom skins and custom UIs.
And finally, Khoroshev posted this video of the wireless charging at work on Twitter:
— Максим Хорошев (@khoroshev) August 22, 2018
Though given the number of leaks we’ve seen over the past few months, we’ll probably know the rest of the details soon. Jokes apart, we still are pretty excited about Google’s October event. For more information stay tuned to Tech Includes. Peace Out.