Google Pixel 3 and 3XL launched, price begins at Rs. 71000

Doris Richards
October 10, 2018

Leave it to Google to zig when we expect it to zag.

The Pixel 3 XL will come with a 6.3-inch (1440x2880 pixels) QHD+ display. The device will give you "rich, visual" answers in response, and if you ask it to show you something - the example Google gives is cutting a pineapple - it can automatically pull up an appropriate YouTube video for you. Pixel Slate will go on sale in the US and Canada later this year, Google said. The rear panel and sides are swathed in a lovely midnight-blue aluminum. Is it good enough to worry the supremely talented Apple iPad Pro? The 128 GB storage option costs $100 more.

That's a lot of pixels! In person, the panel looked sharp and vibrant.

The Pixel 3 line also incorporates front-firing speakers, which, as the Made by Google presenters claimed, have a 40% improvement in terms of sound depth and quality.

For those wanting a compact powerful device, the Pixel 3 certainly will be that.

With regard to secondary hardware, the company has designed an entirely new keyboard, set in a folio-style case that can be adjusted to fit any angle needed and which attaches to Pixel Slate via pogo pins. The front-facing shooter has a wide-angle lens that's ideal for large group shots. Other phone makers sometimes crowd out Google's apps with their own or take a share of ad revenue. But Google seems ready to put its money where its mouth is.

The RAM remains 4GB, a reaffirmation from Google that you don't need more than that to run Android (Pure Android).

For people accustomed to using PCs for tasks like web browsing the Chrome OS makes it possible to do things like switching through multiple tabs within a browser and having several windows overlap each other.


The other major product announced was Google Home Hub, a device that's something of a hybrid between a smart speaker and a tablet, which is created to sit at the center of what Google repeatedly called "the thoughtful home" (it avoided use of the word "smart").

That means that your most used apps will be a tap away.

In addition to Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3 smartphones, Google introduced an updated Google Home with a screen, called Google Home Hub. Comprised of a full-sized keyboard and a bendable, magnetic back flap, the keyboard connects with a snap. The full-size backlit keyboard borrows from PixelBook keyboard, down to the comfortable quiet keys.

"I was positively impressed by the Slate", Goertz said. At the very least, they both offer the convenience of wireless charging.

Google Titan first emerged roughly a year ago as a homegrown chip to secure Google's cloud.

Slide: Image of slate with photo of musician. For those that do, popular Bluetooth keyboard maker Brydge may have a solution for you. What we can talk about are the specs, design and the new features that are inside the device. Alphabet Inc.'s Google is banking on the latest versions, viewed as rivals to premium smartphones from Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co., to generate meaningful sales - something that has eluded Google's phones, despite positive user reviews. And in an effort to protect you from you, Google has also added Digital Wellbeing to monitor and limit your device and app usage. On top of that, the Pixel 3 comes with front-facing video stabilization, keeping things steady if you're walking or moving around while recording yourself. With the $199 Pixel Keyboard, the price jumps to $798 - throw in the Chromebook Pen ($99) and the grand total hits $897.

Although rumours are now swirling about the Google Pixel Slate, nothing has been officially confirmed by the tech company. The 12-inch device is lightweight and sleek and offers some compelling features. Chrome OS was a glorified ...

Of course, we'll be fully testing the Pixel 3 for stamina closer to launch and we'll bring you the full results.

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