Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices

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Google fires at Apple with Pixel 3 phone, other devices

Alphabet's Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, alongside a Google Home smart speaker with a display called Home Hub and a new tablet device, the Pixel Slate.

Google's new Pixel phones will mirror the industry trend moving the devices toward lusher and bigger screens, coupled with more fine-tuning of the cameras for better selfies and other pictures. While it's true we got a glimpse of majority ahead of time thanks to copious leaks (which Google themselves lightly poked fun at during the opening segment), it was still fun to see them in action. At least the Pixel 3 still offers a generous 5.5-inch display size, so users aren't necessarily sacrificing too much in going down a size if the notch on the Pixel 3 XL is too much of an eye-sore to overcome. The new Pixel phones are also expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device.

The Pixel Slate comes in several iterations, with no headphone jack included on any single one of them. The Pixel 3 XL starts at $899, $50 more than the Pixel 2 XL's $849 price tag.

After the official introduction of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones yesterday, DisplayMate took it to Twitter to tell us about their findings. The Hub is created to be, as the name indicates, a node through which you can control all of your smart home devices, down to individual rooms. The Stand will sell for $79. The keyboard is backlit with rounded keys and connects to the Pixel Slate via a smart connector at the bottom of the device. The first-generation Pixel and the Pixel XL raised the boundaries for Android smartphone pricing in India.

Of course, this device looks set to include a screen so it appears users will simply be able to ask Google for content which can then be viewed.

Other camera features seems to be a smoother AR, complete with Ironman in your backyard while the Google Assistant makes an appearance arranging your dry cleaning for you as well.

In terms of ergonomics, both the devices feel more compact, in fact, nearly the same as the 2017 editions.

With the dock, the Pixel 3 can be your alarm clock, but it can be quiet when you want it to.

In terms of the specs, the device is powered by Intel's 8th gen processors and you can get up to the Intel Core i7 chips (starts with Intel Celeron). The phones are the successors of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL respectively.

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