Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launched with improved cameras and more

The wait is finally over. Yes, Google today unveiled its latest flagship device, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at the company’s #MadebyGoogle event held in New York. Both the devices have pretty much similar specifications that were revealed earlier through several reports and leaks online.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launched with improved cameras and more

In the premium smartphone segment, the new Pixel devices come with the better display and improved camera accompanied with a host of interesting features such as Photobooth Mode, Motion Auto Focus, Top Shot, Google Lens, Super Res Zoom and more.

The successors to last year’s Pixel phones again focus a lot on the camera and picture quality. This year, Pixels are packed with a single 12.2 MP wide camera unit at the back with a f/1.8 aperture, LED flash, OIS and Dual Pixel autofocus. On the other side, there is a dual camera setup with one 8 MP wide camera sensor with f/2.3 aperture and another normal 8 MP sensor to aid with depth sensing. With the front camera, you can even shoot videos at 1080p and 30 fps.

In terms of specifications, the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch full-HD+ display while the Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch full-HD+ OLED edge-to-edge display, but both of them have the similar screen resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels and adaptive colour profile.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, both the smartphones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with Adreno 630 GPU, paired with 4GB of RAM and two storage configurations – 64GB and 128GB. Both of the smartphones run on latest Android 9.0 Pie OS out of the box.

The Google Pixel 3 sports a 2915mAh battery while the Google Pixel 3 XL is powered by a 3,430mAh battery. Both of them support wireless charging and you can power them using Qi-standard chargers. The Pixel 3 phones also support fast charging (USB-PD 2.0) and Google claims the phone delivers 7 hours of battery life with just 15 minutes of charging.

Pricing & Availability

Google Pixel 3 price in India starts from Rs 71,000 for 64GB storage variant and Rs 80,000 for 128GB. On the other hand, the larger Pixel 3 XL price starts from Rs 80,000 for 64GB and Rs 92,000 for 128GB variant.

Both the smartphone will be arriving in India on November 1, however, the pre-order starts on October 11 on Flipkart, Airtel’s online store, and at offline partners including Reliance Digital and Croma. The Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will be available in three colour options – Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink.