Published: Thu, October 11, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Kristin Zimmerman

Google’s new Pixel phones mirror industry trends

Google’s new Pixel phones mirror industry trends

The Pixel 3 XL also looks like iPhone X-a-like notch for the first time, while the Google Pixel 3 opts for an old-school bezelled display instead.

The phones are already available for pre-order on Google's online store, with prices starting at $1,249 for the Pixel 3, and $1,399 for the Pixel 3 XL, while the Pixel Stand will go for $119.

For photography, the new Pixel 3 series is expected to borrow camera specifications from the predecessor, as there is nothing much surprising in this department.

The Pixel Stand, announced Tuesday, is a wireless charger designed for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. On the inside, the phones will be identical in terms of hardware and performance.

The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display and is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of RAM. That being said, the Google "Bonito" smartphone rumor had surfaced recently, suggesting that the company may announce tiny smartphone as well, a phone that is smaller than the Google Pixel 3. While the Pixel 3 XL is so far rumoured to come with a display notch, the Pixel 3 could come with a traditional design that won't include a notch. It is also equipped with a front-facing camera and a rear-mounted snapper. Google launched its line of high-end phones two years ago to better compete against Apple, Samsung and other device makers.

This is going to be another smart speaker from Google which is set to launch in the upcoming event.

The company not only revealed a third edition of its Pixel smartphone, but also a tablet device and a Google Home Hub created to bring together elements of the smart home.

The Google Home Hub is poised to be the Google Home smart speaker with a face - a 7-inch screen, that is. Also, we might see a new version of the their Chromecast digital media player and even a Chrome OS tablet. On the back, both the Pixel phones will get a single 12P sensor.

The Slate, set to compete with Apple's iPad Pro, is now only available in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, priced at US$599.

"They come at the intersection of AI, software and hardware working together". The improved pen for the Pixelbooks should also work on the new Google tablet.

Speaking of colours, a separate leak, posted on GSM Arena, claims that Google will continue its slightly wacky naming convention. Still, there have been no words about any upgraded internal specs.

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