Google Launches Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with a Notch, Wireless Charging

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GOOGLE HAS OFFICIALLY introduced the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both of which had precisely zero surprises in store. The Pixel 3 will challenge the best phones on the market with Google’s greatest weapon: artificial intelligence. the first in the family to come with support for wireless charging.

Google also showed its new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, with upgrades including edge-to-edge screens that offer more display space without increasing the size of the handset. The 5.5-inch Pixel 3 will sell from $799 and the 6.3-inch Pixel 3 XL from $899.

As expected, the flagship duo sport larger displays than last year’s models at 5.5in and 6.3in, respectively, run Google’s Android 9.0 OS and offer dual front-facing cameras and wireless charging for the first time.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL below.

Release date

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are available to pre-order now and will start shipping in Blighty on 1 November.

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL Specification

Category Pixel 3 Pixel 3 XL
Operating system Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
Display 5.5-inch OLED, 2160×1080 (18:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
6.3-inch OLED, 2960×1440 (18.5:9)
Gorilla Glass 5
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Pixel Visual Core
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Pixel Visual Core
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 64/128GB 64/128GB
Expandable No No
Rear camera 1 12.2MP, 1.4-micron, f/1.8, OIS, PDAF 12.2MP, 1.4-micron, f/1.8, OIS, PDAF
Front camera 1 8MP, f/1.8, autofocus
75-degree lens
8MP, f/1.8, autofocus
75-degree lens
Front camera 2 8MP, f/2.2, fixed focus
97-degree lens
8MP, f/2.2, fixed focus
97-degree lens
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS
Audio Stereo speakers
USB-C
Stereo speakers
USB-C
Battery 2915mAh
Non-removable
3430mAh
Non-removable
Charging 18W USB-C PD
Qi wireless
18W USB-C PD
Qi wireless
Water resistance IP68 IP68
Security Fingerprint sensor Fingerprint sensor
Dimensions 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm
148 g
158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
184 g
Colors Just Black, Very White, Not Pink Just Black, Very White, Not Pink

 

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