Google has officially launched its latest flagship smartphones Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the company’s ‘Made by Google’ event in New York today. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with several improvements over their predecessors including cameras and design. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are mostly similar except for the design, display, and battery.
The new Google Pixel devices come with Pixel’s iconic two-tone design having an aluminum frame with hybrid coating and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both front and back. The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ 18:9 display while the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD+ 19:9 notch display. They both feature a similar 12.2MP rear camera and 8MP dual front cameras.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Price in India
The Google Pixel 3 starts at $799 in the US which translates to Rs. 59, 219 roughly. However, Pixel 3 price in India starts at Rs. 71,000 for the 64GB variant and the 128GB variant costs Rs. 80,000 in India. The Google Pixel 3 XL price in India starts at Rs. 83,000 for the 64GB model and it goes up to Rs. 92,000 for the 128GB model.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink color options. The pre-orders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in India start from October 11. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will go on sale starting from November 1. The Pixel Stand, that charges the phones wirelessly will be available in India at Rs. 6,900.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL specifications
The Google Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. While the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch QHD+ (2880 x 1440 pixels) OLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Both the displays come with HDR support and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The smartphones also feature ‘soft-touch’ Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back.
Under the hood, they both are powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU. They both pack 4GB DDR4X RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage. The smartphones run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
In terms of camera, they both sport a 12.2MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, and Dual PD autofocus. The rear camera also supports OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at 30 fps, and 720p recording at 240 fps. There is a dual camera set up at the front with an 8MP autofocus camera with f/1.8 aperture, 75° FOV, and a secondary 8MP fixed focus camera with f/2.2 aperture.
The Pixel 3 camera also supports several new features like ‘Top Shot’ which is an AI-based feature to capture multiple shots to pick out the best. There is also a Super Res Zoom feature that offers sharp details while zooming. It has a Night Sight feature as well that lets you take bright shots even in low light.
The smartphones come with a back-mounted Fingerprint sensor and an Active Edge sensor as well. They both are also water and dust resistant with the IP68 rating. They feature front-firing stereo speakers and 3 microphones. Connectivity options on both the phones include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C, and NFC. The Pixel 3 packs 2915 mAh and 3 XL has a 3430mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging support.
Google is also offering Pixel USB Type-C earbuds alongside Pixel 3 phones. The earbuds are said to offer crystal clear sound, quick access to Google Assistant, and notification sounds as well. Both the phones also have Titan Security feature that protects sensitive data by securing the lock screen.