Google Pixel 3: All What We Know

Google Pixel 3: All What We Know

In 2016 Google released the first Pixel Phone followed by its predecessor in 2017 and now we are expecting Google to launch the pixel 3 which has been announced for October. The previous pixels are amongst the top best phones of their year especially so because of the stock Android experience it offers which many seem to like. 

The massive leaks which have gone out for the pixel 3 make the pixel 3 launch almost pointless as we have seen everything there is on the pixel 3. But this holds true if the leaks are true. Actually, I found the leaks a little bit overwhelming which makes its authenticity doubtful.

Apparently, After a shipment of pre-production phones was stolen and went on to be sold onto the black market which has seen the devices popping up everywhere. There is even an unboxing video of the Google pixel 3 on YouTube

Stick around to the end to see all that we have gathered about the pixel 3 before its launch

Google Pixel 3 Launch Date

Google has already started sending out invitations for its 2018 launch event. The “Made by Google” event where the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will be unveiled is scheduled to take place October 4, 2018, at 4 pm GMT. For the past two years the event was held, the highlight has always been the unveiling of the pixel phones amongst others and we expect the same this year. Google will also stream the event live for the Muggles not privileged enough to get an invitation.

It isn’t yet clear when the phone will actually come out, but previous entries in the Pixel range were released on October 19 and 20. We’re expecting a similar release date for the Pixel 3.

Google Pixel 3 Price

From the leaks and information we have gathered, the Pixel 3 phones will not hit the thousand dollar mark like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 or the iPhone X. the prices will be low compared to these but not OnePlus low. We don’t know for certain, but the leaks seem to claim that the Pixel 3 will cost $649 (while the XL version will cost $100 more at $749 at launch. These prices seem a little low considering the prices of the pixel 2 at launch from last year. Personally, I think the Pixel 3 XL will cross the $800 mark and the pixel 3 lower than that. We will found out on October 4.

Google Pixel 3 Design

Pixel 3 design

On the design front, it is difficult to pint out. Two different design leaks for the Pixel 3 have shown up in recent weeks.

One of the rumors suggests that the Google Pixel 3 could be the third almost-all-screen smartphone to hit the shelves, following the OPPO Find X and Vivo NEX, but now that we’ve started to see pre-production samples leak out it seems this isn’t true. 

The more heavily shared leak of the Pixel 3 design has been that with a notch which looks somewhat disappointing as they look like a pair of very typical Android phones. The larger Pixel 3 XL will feature a notched display like many of the other phones released in 2018. The notch looks disappointingly larger than average while the non-XL Pixel 3 will have a more traditional form-factor. The pixel 3 looks to have a 5.4-inch screen, housed in a device that’s 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm.

Round the back, there’s a centrally-mounted fingerprint scanner and a single-lens camera.

The Pixel 3 XL’s screen will apparently be 6.71-inches big and will have a resolution of 1440 x 2960.

The rea
r looks very similar to the non-XL version of the phone, with a central fingerprint scanner and single-lens camera.

These images confirm the multiple leaks about the design of the display (which have become so common that the phone was even recognized when it was left in the back of a Lyft), and videos have even started to emerge that show the Pixel 3 XL in action.

Google Pixel 3 Features

pixel 3 features
Credit: Канал Лучкова via AndroidPolice

The Pixel phones are Google’s flagship devices meant to show off the latest version of Android, which this year iAndroid Pie. Expect it to be finely tuned to take advantage of Pie’s new features, such as its gesture controls.

An AIDA64 screenshot also appears to confirm that Active Edge functionality will also be included in the model, meaning you’ll be able to squeeze its sides to activate Google Assistant if saying ‘OK, Google’ is getting too tiring.

Wireless charging is also expected to appear in this year’s Pixel for the first time. A leaked video has shown off a Pixel 3 XL being put on a wireless charging pad and getting charged up in the process.

However, it’s currently unclear whether wireless charging is expected to come to both XL and non-XL models. We’ll probably have to wait until October to find out for sure.

On the audio side of the equation, the Pixel 3 will apparently come with a set of wired Pixel Buds. We first saw the Pixel Buds released as a pair of wireless headphones alongside the Pixel 2 last year, where Google heavily emphasized their translation capabilities.

In contrast, this year’s earphones look like a much more traditional wired affair. It’s unclear whether the translation functionality will also be present, or if Google has just adopted the existing design. Either way, it’s nice to actually get a pair of USB-C headphones in the box.

Google Pixel 3 Camera

pixel 3 back camera
Credit: In Digi via YouTube

The leaks have been pretty consistent when it comes to cameras. In one of the latest videos to surface showing off the Pixel 3 xl shows a single 2.2-megapixel sensor. That might sound like it’s going to offer worse image quality than dual-lens competitors, but frankly, the Pixel and Pixel 2 were both noteworthy for how excellent their cameras were.

It also shows new dual-lens front-facing shooters with at least one 8.1-megapixel sensor. I am not sure why Google opted for two lenses on the front. However, it’s been rumored that the second lens has additional capabilities beyond that Portrait Mode, such as a wide-angle perspective, which would necessitate the need for more cameras and maybe a Face ID-style face-recognition feature.

Additionally, the Pixel 3 duo may see a new-and-improved Pixel Visual Core — the standalone chip that deals with processing HDR+ photos taken with the phone. We saw incredible results with the Visual Core in the Pixel 2, and we’re excited to see what the new hardware can do, coupled with Google’s borderline magical photo-perfecting algorithms.


Google Pixel 3 Specs

We expect to see a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with 4GB of RAM and a choice of either 64GB or 128GB of storage under the hood. Further reports suggested the Pixel 3 XL would come with a 3430mAh battery, which is slightly down from the 3520mAh battery found in the Pixel 2 XL. Meanwhile, the Pixel 3 will reportedly have a 2915mAh battery.