Google on Tuesday officially took the veils off Pixel 3 and a bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone to take on the likes of flagship devices by Apple and Samsung. But here's the thing-not everything launched at the event will come to India. You'll also get 6 months of YouTube Premium for free. The devices offer the latest in terms of processor, making use of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 and pack 4GB RAM. According to Google, Pixel 3 64GB will be available for ₹71,000 while the Pixel 3 128GB just touches the ₹80,000 mark. Although the devices do not feature a dual rear camera setup like all modern smartphones of the current generation, Google has provided a powerful single camera on both the models. The wide-angle camera provides a field of view of 97 degrees.
The company claimed the feature can capture 184% more of a scene than the front-facing camera of the new iPhone XS.
Google began receiving orders for the Pixel 3 series through its website on Wednesday, while Japanese mobile phone carriers SoftBank Corp and NTT Docomo Inc. will start taking reservations on October 19 for the new smartphone series to be launched on November 1. Also, Google has added wireless charging this time around.
Google also rolled out a new device called Home Hub that couples a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker.
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"Yes, the camera is unbelievable - and there are yet more technical ways to take the best selfies of your life first time", he said. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. It also has a fingerprint scanner at the top and comes with two accessories-Pixel Keyboard and Pixel Pen.
In terms of ergonomics, both the devices feel more compact, in fact, nearly the same as the 2017 editions.
Pixel Slate comes with a detachable keyboard, as well as a stylus.
The Hub is Google's answer to the Echo Show, Amazon's smart speaker with a built-in display which was introduced a year ago. Like the Google Assistant's little pauses, and "umm" and "aha" sounds.
The Google Home Hub will apparently include a screen which will display useful information such as local weather and traffic. But it's not stopping there, as rumored previously it wants to turn your smartphone into a baby Smart Display. Google also says the Home Hub can recognise up to six individual voices for personalised responses. It'll be available first in the US, UK, and Australia.