Google Pixel 3 Phones Launch Amid Privacy Storm

Pauline Obrien
October 13, 2018

In the most weird of circumstances (publicity stunt?), every single product today has already been leaked to the press in one way or another.

Does size matter? Well, if you ask Google, then maybe. The pre-orders for the devices begin on October 11 in India. And here in Asia, where people can't afford to upgrade their phone every year or necessarily buy a new iPhone, picking up a Pixel on contract with a local carrier is starting to look like a very attractive, affordable, and reliable option. The concept of the notch has now forayed into budget and mid-range devices as well.

Google also argues it's put an end to unsatisfactory pictures. It's a wide-angle lens for a feature Google calls Group Selfie Cam. Some of the new features will be made available immediately, while some Pixel 3 features will be rolled out to the old Pixel phones a few months later. The Pixel 3 XL will be available at Rs. 83,000 for the 64GB variant and up to Rs. 92,000 for the 128GB model. Google hasn't yet discussed prices for its Pixel phones.

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It's hardly a secret that businesses must take voice-controlled devices seriously. If you are not a Verizon customer, you can still purchase accessories without signing up for service. Same goes for Apple's iPhone XS and XS Max. And once more the company looks to be playing catch-up with Amazon, whose Echo Show and Spot devices have been out for a while.

No need to worry though, the one camera with an update called Night Sight, which will come later this year is said to be able to deliver natural-looking night time photos without the use of the flash in the dark. Whether you like it or not, it seems that Google felt obligated in a way to include the "feature" many companies are loading their phones up with nowadays. The hardwire connection should make for a more reliable gaming experience on your Pixel device. Not just for the Pixel 3 but across the Pixel Slate and Home Hub too. It is already running a BOGO Free deal for the Google Pixel 3, and now it has discounted cases Made By Google for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL by around 25-percent.

The camera, for instance, promises better low-light and close-up shots by using artificial-intelligence software to combine multiple shots taken in succession.

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The Pixel 3 isn't exactly a major reinvention of the Pixel design or display - it's half an inch bigger at 5.5-inches thanks to thinner bezels, a tweaked aspect ratio and curved-edged screens. It also has two USB-C ports on either side and is just 7mm thick and weighs 1.6 lbs. With Google's hardware announcements this week, the fall unveiling season is nearly over.

The Pixel Slate costs £549. This isn't yet another gadget you'll need to top up from time to time.

The Chromecast is back and it's more powerful than ever. It is 15% faster and now supports 60fps video at 1080p. The new phones come with larger displays, better cameras, updated processors and also feature a new mobile security chip.

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