Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Google's Pixel 3 might be more expensive than the iPhone XR

Sherri Watson | 08 October, 2018, 14:38

Richard Lai, an Engadget editor, obtained the device from a Hong Kong retailer who is, apparently, selling Google Pixel 3 XL before its official release.

Chinese tech media (including Engadget Chinese's Richard Lai) have been circling around WahPhone Digital in the Hong Kong neighborhood of Sham Shui Po to have their hands on a fully-boxed Google Pixel 3 XL, just days before its October 9th announcement in NY.

Given how close we are to launch this probably really is the Google Pixel 3 XL, but we'll know all the details officially very soon. At just $749, the iPhone XR is practically an iPhone XS without an OLED screen or a dual-lens camera on the back. However, the main underline of the event will be the new Pixel 3 series which will comprise of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The smaller Pixel 3 resembles the Pixel 2 XL.

Another day, and yet another leak for an upcoming Google product. The renders of the rumored tablet have also leaked.

The last two models look to include a 1.3 GHz Intel Core i5-8200Y with a 3.9 GHz max turbo and 8GB of RAM and a Pixel Slate running an Intel Core i7-8500Y CPU and 16GB of RAM. Google Pixel 2 XL Prices Slashed Ahead of New Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL Global Launch.

In the photography department, the Pixel 3 XL still has a single 12.2 rear camera but the new device surprisingly has two front cameras.

As most Android phone makers are moving to the trend of in-display fingerprint sensor, Google decides to stick to the rear mounted circular fingerprint sensor for the Pixel phones this year. It will open the Google Assistant on squeezing the edge of the phone. The first is a capacitive stylus that'll reportedly come with the Pixel Slate.

As far as the new Pixelbook Pen, not much looks to be new, other than the matching blue option.

While the post has now been pulled, an image of a Google Smart TV kit was posted to Reddit, showing off a bundle that included a Google Home Mini and Chromecast.