Finally: the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are officially announced. The smartphones have the latest hardware, Android 9.0 (Pie) and a greatly improved camera. Read everything about the new smartphone from Google.
Google Pixel 3 official
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are during the Made by Google 2018 event will be revealed and the newest flagships of the search giant. Both phones run on the Android Pie, and received as a first new software, such as new Android versions and security updates. Thus, they represent Android as Google this like.
The devices have approximately the same design as its predecessors – the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL – although there are a number of important changes have been made. So the housing is now made of glass, which makes wireless charging possible. The device comes in three colors: Clearly White, Just Black and Not Pink. The Pixel 3 has a relatively compact 5.5 inch screen, while the Pixel 3 XL about a 6.3 inch display.
Smooth hardware and stock Android
As expected, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is the latest hardware of the time. The phones are powered by the Snapdragon 845 chip, which is assisted by 4GB RAM.
Many other high-end Android phones have more memory, have already left Google last year, with the Pixel 2 (XL) see here will still be able to jump. Further, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL standard 64GB of non-expandable storage space. Check below the main specs at a glance:
- 5.5 inch– (Pixel 3) and 6.3 inch– (Pixel, 3 XL)-amoled-screen
- Dust – and waterproof design (IP68), but no headphone jack
- 12 megapixel camera on the back, dual 8 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies
- Snapdragon 845 chip with 4GB RAM and 64/128GB storage
- Bare-bones version of the Android Pie, will get the first updates
- Usb-c port, support fast charge and wireless charging
- 2915 mAh battery (Pixel 3), 3430 mAh-battery (Pixel, 3 XL)
- Finger print scanner on the back
The screens of both phones have thin bezels on the side, all the Pixel 3 clear bezels on the top and bottom. That are needed for the stereo speakers. Striking the Pixel 3 XL is the large notch in the screen, which is much deeper than notches of other smartphones. In that space there is a double front-facing camera, speaker, and the necessary sensors.
Of course, turning the smartphones on Android 9.0 (Pie), with Googles own Pixel-launcher. The Google Assistant, which is recently also speaks Dutch, has an important role in the software. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL have again the Active Edge-Feature, which allows you to the smart assistant activate in the phones to squeeze.
What is new is that the Google Pixel 3 (XL) wireless charging support. This brings Google the so-called Pixel Mode, a type of holder that allows you to the phones charging. The filling of the battery with a power of 10 Watts and that is relatively fast. The smartphones have a usb-c port and also support fast charge.
Improved camera with new features
Google made last year a great impression with the cameras of the Pixel 2, and which have been further improved. On the back of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is again a single 12-megapixel camera, while virtually every other manufacturer of smartphones today, relaxing with a two camera lenses. According to Google, the secondary lens is redundant, because it is heavily reliant on the software of the camera, and artificial intelligence in the camera app.
AI is used for example when making portrait photos, where the software detects what the for – and background, and on this basis, the bokeh effect to add. New this year is the dual 8 megapixel selfiecamera, which, inter alia, allows for wider self-portraits to shoot, making it easier for several people on image move.
A new camerafeature is Top Shot. This is a handy feature when you take a picture, but your timing is not good. The Pixel 3 and 3 XL create different pictures very quickly in succession, after which you have the best photo out can choose. In addition, to make the phones much better photos in the dark through the Night Side-feature. This option is standard on the Pixel 3 (XL), but later also to older Pixel phones.
Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL in the Netherlands
As in previous years, the new Pixel-phones not officially in the Benelux to be released. The devices appear in Germany, and it is soon possible to see them through grey imports in-house. When more is known about it, then you read it, of course, on Android Planet.
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