Google Pixel Slate release - Google could announce huge iPad rival TODAY

11 October, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Eric Barnett
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That's impossible to gauge at this stage, though. Google has sold an estimated 7 million Pixels over the past two years, nearly imperceptible next to the 3.6 billion phones shipped during that time, according to the research firm International Data Corp.

The notch on the Pixel 3 XL isn't a deal-breaker, of course. The biggest change is that the phone has a larger, 6.3in display, matching the OnePlus 6 for size.

In the U.S., Google also rolled out Home Hub, which couples a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker. It's an OLED display, as it was previous year, and it fills much of the front of the phone.

After months of leaks and rumors, Google has finally, officially unveiled the Pixel 3 phone. Both the devices come with the same spec sheet which includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB storage.

The Pixel 3 has a 2915mAh battery and the Pixel 3 XL has a 3450mAh battery. However, both the phones are rated now at IP68 versus the IP67 of the Pixel 2.

On the subject of other wireless chargers: the Pixel Stand's price of $US80 is significantly higher than that of other top wireless chargers. Google has crafted this thing to work specifically with Chrome OS, so the keys all correspond with Chrome OS navigation options and there's even a dedicated Google Assistant button.


What is surprising about the Pixel 3 XL is that it looks set to arrive with only a single, 12-megapixel camera at the rear.

Unlike nearly any other phone on the market, Google has kept a single-lens camera on the back of the two Pixel phones.

Another concern is that Google made no reference at all to improvements to its HDR+ algorithm.

The idea is to create a Google ecosystem, where photos taken by your Android phone are automatically uploaded to the Hub so it can act as a digital photo frame, where you play music through YouTube, grab recipes through its search function, check out your daily schedule, and interact with your security cameras, video doorbell, thermostat, and smart lighting. The most impressive, Call Screen, uses the conversational Duplex assistant shown off earlier this year to answer suspected spam calls on your behalf, and show you a live text transcription of what is being said. The tablet features 8MP cameras at both the ends which also supports Portrait mode. To scan and translate text, find similar styles of clothing, or identify popular plants and animals, you can now long press in the Pixel 3 camera to easily open Lens.

When it comes to software, once again, there's nothing surprising here.

The 128GB version will cost €100 extra, the report says, which is the same price that French Android fans will reportedly pay for the 64GB Pixel 3 XL. A new Super-Res Zoom feature uses computational photography to reduce the amount of noise and artifacts in the photos when zooming in on a shot. The Pixel 3 XL starts at $1,129 CAD for the 64GB and $1,259 for the 128GB.

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