It’s no surprise to anyone anymore. Google has set the date October 9 for the announcement of Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL. Earlier this month, its arch rival announced the new editions of iPhone.
With iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, Apple have finally acknowledged the need for dual SIM functionality. Notable features include a better camera, the first 7nm process made chip, 50% faster GPU, a faster and more power efficient CoreML and more.
For Google, things are different. They have been trying to break into the well established smartphone hardware industry for quite some time. While the results haven’t been very much impressive, there has been a steady growth in the user base of Pixel (previously Nexus) phones. The Pixel 2 was a huge step up when compared to the first edition in terms of camera, AI and build.
As we head to the final quarter of 2018, the release of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is almost around the corner. Over the past months, leaks have suggested that the new version will feature Snapdragon 845 SoC with 4 gigabytes of RAM. Pixel 3 is expected to have 1080 x 2160 resolution while the bigger one will have 1440 x 2960. Both phones will probably support the eSIM feature as the previous models. The early renders have suggested that the new beasts will also feature glass backs enabling them for wireless charging functionality. Google is said to be making these phones waterproof and in three colors.
If you’re not a fan of the notch, then you’re not the only one. There have been countless leaks pointing to the fact that Google Pixel 3 XL will eventually have a notch. Dual front facing cameras and fingerprint scanners along with face unlock features are also expected. It’ll be interesting to see how the Redmond-based giant builds upon the heavily promoted AI based portrait mode, now that it is expected that dual front cameras are indeed coming.
Finally on the software front, Google Pixel 3 phones will feature the latest iteration of the Android 9 Pie with stronger Google Assistant integration.
We’ll be covering the event on October 9th. Stay tuned for all the updates regarding Google Pixel 3. Below you can find out all the major leaked images. Take these with a grain of salt as there’s always a possibility of otherwise.