With the upgraded specs and added water-resistant capabilities, these were the most successful smartphones in 2017 on par with the Apple's iPhones and the camera along with Google's machine learning and AI capabilities is still believed to be the best camera on a smartphone till date.
The company has launched its new smartphones along with some unique colour variants for two smartphones. Priced at $30 (approximately Rs 2,226), the Pixel US-C earphones also provide integration with Google Assistant, in addition to Google translate services.
The phone will likely come in two sizes - a 5.5-inch base model and the larger six-inch Pixel 3 XL. The Pixel 3 XL has a notch at the top of the 6.3-inch display. The new Pixel 3 display features HDR capabilities along with a screen-to-body ratio of 77.2%.
There has been a ton of Pixel 3 and 3 XL use in the wild. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, starts at ₹83,000 ($1,120) for the 64GB variant, and goes up to a mind-blowing ₹92,000 ($1,242) for the 128GB storage variant. The Pixel 2 featured the last-gen Snapdragon 835 SoC paired with Adreno 540 GPU.
Mobile phone expert Ru Bhikha from uSwitch.com said a range of other updates to the phone's hardware should also be expected, including better cameras. A new gesture on the Pixel 3 series is to put the device face down to automatically silence all notifications. When you take a motion photo, it captures alternate shots in HDR+, then recommends the best one-even if it's not exactly when you hit the shutter-looking for those where everyone is smiling, with eyes open, and facing the camera.
The Pixel 3 starts at $799 (£739, AU$1,199) and the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 (£869, AU$1,349); Australian pricing hasn't been confirmed. "Processing the call details on-device means these experiences are fast, private to you, and use up less battery".
The renders of the Pixel Slate features dual front-facing speakers, a USB-C port and a fingerprint reader. The new phones come preloaded with Playmoji AR characters, interactive facial animations and more. They also feature 10W Qi wireless charging. Previous leaks of the device state that the smartphone has a 3,430 mAh lithium ion battery.
The new camera app, for example, relies heavily on AI. Google has partnered with renowned photographer Annie Leibowitz who will be using the Pixel 3 for her latest project, along with seven other photographers who used it to shoot cover photos for seven magazines. It comes with the IP68 dust as well as water resistance.