Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL go official in New York


In a press event earlier today in New York, Google introduced its next-generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL powered by Android Pie version, and there isnt much left for the company to unveil after so many leaks.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Google Pixel 3

The Pixel 3 is the slightly smaller model of the two featuring a 5.5-inch OLED display protected by a a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5. The display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, there is no notch here, but the forehead and the chin are not as slim as we want, and the panel comes with Full HD+ (1,080 x 2,160 px) screen resolution. Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 CPU backed up by Adreno 630 GPU, 4 GB of RAM (we know!) and 64 or 128 GB internal storage (no micro SD card slot, again, we know!). Google wants us to purchase cloud storage instead. Pixel 3 (like Pixel 3 XL) come with Pixel Visual Core and Google’s Titan M chip to keep everything secure.

Pixel 3 is equipped with a 2.915 mAh (slightly larger compared to Pixel 2‘s battery from last year), it has Bluetooth 5.0, front-firing stereo speakers and runs Android 9.0 Pie as expected.

Google Pixel 3 XL

The larger Pixel 3 XL variant is equipped with a similar OLED display which measures 6.3-inch in diagonal, it has an 18,5:9 aspect ratio with an ugly notch and Full HD+ (1,440 x 2,960 px) screen resolution.

Inside is the same CPU, GPU, RAM and ROM like in the Pixel 3, except it has a larger battery: 3,430 mAh capacity which is surprisingly smaller than the one in the Pixel 2 XL, but at least you get fast charging and wireless charging through Qi standard.

Both Pixel 3’s glass coating is water-resistant (IP68 certified), pack dual front-facing speakers up to 40% louder than previous speakers on the Pixel 2 phones.


The camera on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is the same. It is equipped with a singular 12.2MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilization and some software camera features including Top Shot and improved HDR+ for 2018.