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Google Unveils The Pixel 3

Google Unveils The Pixel 3

The phone has a custom chip created to make photos look better, Google said. That's impossible to gauge at this stage, though.

The Pixel 3 features a 5.5-inch screen and the 3XL has a 6.3-inch screen. The Pixel 3 XL is a flagship phone, though, with flagship pricing. The notable difference, however, is in the display size and battery. And, in the process, it gives you the opportunity to show anyone who would dare to disturb you with an actual phone call what you really think of them: Namely, that they're an annoyance. You will be able to switch cameras to take wide-angle selfies. The rear panel and sides are swathed in a lovely midnight-blue aluminum. It's an OLED display, as it was previous year, and it fills much of the front of the phone.

Of course, we should mention that Facebook has also gone on a misguided journey to try to install its all-seeing hardware into your home, launching its Portal earlier this month: a video conferencing device that works with Amazon's Alexa digital assistant.

Google Pixel 3L specifications There is not much difference in the specifications between the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3L. We know that the Qualcomm chipset is quick and, to date, we've seen little variation in terms of performance when it comes to other handsets running it. However, both the phones are rated now at IP68 versus the IP67 of the Pixel 2. The smaller phone starts at $1199, the larger at $1349. All of that, as well as the dual custom-tuned forward-facing stereo speakers and two noise-canceling mics, is powered via a 48Wh 12-hour-rated battery with fast charging enabled.

The Google Pixel Slate doesn't come with headphones, but does support Bluetooth pairs or wired models that use a USB-C connector. In a simultaneous launch across Paris, London, Tokyo and Singapore, it showcased an upgraded Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with revamped cameras, design, processor. The company's stagnant Google+ social network exposed personal data of up to 500,000 users, though the company says it has patched the flaw and found no evidence of misuse.

Perhaps critically, it does not contain a camera: something that Google explicitly noted was so that people feel comfortable taking it with them into private places - like on your bedside table. And it is pushing its cable-cutting YouTubeTV service, which costs $40 a month but which you now get for free for six months when you buy a Hub (a value that is more than the actual cost of the device).

This new ChromeOS tablet looks like it will combine the best of ChromeOS and Android. The depth of field in portrait mode is now editable.

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There's no camera on the front of the screen - so you can't use it to video chat.

When it comes to software, once again, there's nothing surprising here.

Jason and I are both receiving Google Pixel 3 devices today for further hands-on testing, but after reading the hands-on reports from those in attendance at the Google event yesterday it is clear these are valid reasons to choose the Galaxy Note 9 over the Google Pixel 3 XL.

A Google Pixel 3 smartphone is photographed in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

What's surprising is how few new truly exciting features the Pixel 3 XL actually has.

"I am between underwhelming and disappointed", Werner Goertz, an analyst at Gartner, a research and advisory company, told ABC News after the demonstration.


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