The new Pixel phones are also expected to follow the trend of expanding the phone screen almost to the edges of the device. However, both the phones are rated now at IP68 versus the IP67 of the Pixel 2. The Galaxy Note 9 has a dual aperture camera and focuses on powerful hardware with capable software while Google focuses on processing its photos.
The rear camera is a 12.2MP sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a 1.4um pixel size.
The Google Assistant is also baked into Pixel 3 to help you find answers and control your phone and compatible smart home devices - all with a simple squeeze or by using your voice. With Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, on the Pixel 3 that division between matte and glossy finishes is rather remarkable.
Once again Verizon is the "exclusive" carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in the U.S. That's, of course, a bit of a misnomer because that exclusivity only reaches as far as buying from a carrier goes. The Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 for the 64GB, and $999 for the 128GB, with both phones available in the horrendously named Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink.
This would make the Google Pixel Slate a very decent mix between the smooth, but limited Android and the versatile, but resource heavy Windows.
Google has kept the left side of handset completely buttonless and even pushed the SIM tray at the bottom of the device.
The Pixel 3 has a 2915mAh battery and the Pixel 3 XL has a 3450mAh battery.
Because the design team learned that many people leave their phones on their nightstand to charge, the Stand enables a new setting in the Pixel 3 that mimics sunrise alarm clocks, slowly turning the screen from deep red to a bright yellow to wake you up. Though we didn't get to test the display too much - for that wait for our full review - we do believe that it will do a fine job in terms of viewing angles and picture reproduction.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: The third generation Pixel smartphones has been launched in the global market. The Internet giant has made its own hardware a vessel for its advances in artificial intelligence, which promise to personalize online experiences and save people extra seconds in a multitude of ways. "One of the most exciting stories we have this year is how much machine learning and AI we put into the product", Seang Chau, vice president of Pixel software, told Fast Company.
One of the major disappoints of the new Google Home Hub, however, is the omission of a camera for Google Duo video calls. The few pictures we clicked with the Pixel 3 looked like quintessential Pixel pictures: impressive and with a lot of details.
Broad carrier availability: The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is available on all United States wireless carriers and various retailers. Both phones feature a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB of RAM, and either 64 or 128GB of storage.
IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said the Pixel 3 doesn't break new ground on hardware, but "software is a different story". In a simultaneous launch across Paris, London, Tokyo and Singapore, it showcased an upgraded Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with revamped cameras, design, processor.
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