Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launch event 2018

Donna Miller
October 10, 2018

The alleged Pixel 3 XL was available for HK$15,880 or around Rs 1,50,000. The Pixel 3 (64GB) is priced at $799, while the 128GB variant is priced at $899.

There have been so many leaks of Google's hardware over the last month or so that we know most of what's coming. Not only that, but the tech giant might also make some more unveiling side by side and is also expected to launch the Google Slate tablet, Google Home Hub, Pixelbook 2, Pixel wireless charger, new Chromecast and some other gadgets as well.

Google is set to launch its new set of smartphones on Tuesday at an event in New York City. Called Made by Google 2018, this event begins today at 11 am ET (8:30pm IST).

There's also an off-chance we'll see a Google Pixel Buds sequel, one that will compete on our best true wireless earbuds list Google is said to be including wired USB-C Pixel Buds with the new Pixel, so we may have to settle for that. The device was not officially confirmed by Google at the time, but was widely tipped to debut at last night's Made By Google event. The first-generation Pixel and the Pixel XL raised the boundaries for Android smartphone pricing in India. The Pixel 3 is supposedly a 5.5in device with a 2:1 display, while the Pixel 3 XL is a 6.7in beast with a large notch.

Specs are packed, Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset, Octa-core Kryo 385 Gold & Silver CPU and Adreno 630 GPU but still with only 4 GBs of RAM though we are still in an epiphany in which we don't have a use for more than 4 GB so still well played. Furthermore, it features Pixel Imprint™ fingerprint sensor w/ dedicated microcontroller, dual-front facing speakers and two microphones for improved noise cancellation. There could be features such as a dedicated Portrait mode and some selfie-focused improvements. However, the company has come up with a 2915mAh battery with the new Pixel 3. There's also an exclusive Call screening feature which will automatically answer suspected spam calls and ask the caller who they are and transcribe the call, all without requiring an internet connection.

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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are now up for pre-order and will be released in Australia on November 1 in White, Black and a new colour called "Not Pink".

Per Engadget, which borrowed the Pixel 3 XL from the site that reviewed it a few days ago, a Hong Kong mobile shop is selling the handset for HK$15,880, which is around $2,030.

However, it wasn't clear if these refer to different sizes, designs, or if there will be a version with 4G and one with just Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

There has been a ton of Pixel 3 and 3 XL use in the wild. We have come up with all the announcements of the Google Pixel 3 event, starting from the stunning Pixel 3 device to Pixel Slate and from Home Hub to Google duplex, everything is detailed here.

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