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  Technology   Mobiles & Tabs  30 Jul 2018  Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL leaks: A short roundup of all we know

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL leaks: A short roundup of all we know

Published : Jul 30, 2018, 9:46 am IST
Updated : Jul 30, 2018, 9:46 am IST

The next generation Google smartphones have a lot on their shoulders.

Will the Pixel next have what it takes to awe the tech world again this year?
 Will the Pixel next have what it takes to awe the tech world again this year?

There’s no denial that Google present offering is one of the best Android smartphones on the planet. While the build may not be as remarkable, the single camera on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the outperforming USPs of the brand’s product. Well, that was last year when Google released the sequel to their own smartphones, post the Nexus series. And now, just over two months away, we shall see Google trying to cannibalize the smartphone market once again.

Come October, Google will unveil the next Pixel successors, dubbed the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While there is no official confirmation on what the next devices will be named, when they will be launched or what do they feature, the rumour mill and the leakster chains help shape the device virtually for the world. Adding to the smartphones, Google is also rumoured to launch a smartwatch this time.

While a lot of rumours and leaks have mentioned a lot about the forthcoming Pixels, here is just another one that claims to speak about the specifications, price, release data and a few more. The Pixel phones will also mark the launch of Android’s next operating system, it is confirmed that Android P will come with multiplayer AR, a better Assistant and a lot more.

The Pixel 3 are said to hold the first Android P operating systems that roll out from the Android kitchens. This new Android version is also said to support the famous notch and the issues of the space next to it, it beings along with it. The new OS is said to support variable notch sizes to match multiple phones and their UIs. It is also said that Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL will also sport the notch. Adding to the notch support, the Pixels are also said to feature gesture support, which is presently seen in Apple’s iPhone X.

The Pixels are also said to probably support wireless charging. Well, this was revealed by XDA Developers, who dug deep into the source codes within Android P. if this is true, the Pixels could sport a glass back or a plastic one.

Another leak also mentioned the new Pixel XL now showing off a dual camera for selfies, but not on the smaller variant. It is also said that the display will be an edge-to-edge, with minimal bezels. However, some rumours mention that the design will be identical to the current generation Pixel phones.

One leaked mentioned Google heading the Apple route by launching a premium Pixel smartphone along with the two regular versions. The higher end Pixel is presently a mystery and nothing has been known about the features or specifications. If is finally rumoured that the Pixel trio will launch and alongside will also see a Pixel smartwatch and the sequel to the Pixel Buds. However, another leak also did mention a budget Pixel taking centre stage. However, Evan Blass’ tweet refutes that. Other leaks and rumours also pointed out towards the new Pixels featuring a front facing speaker system.

Well, rumours may have it all, but what the new generation smartphones from Google will feature is yet unknown. Will they carry the Snapdragon 845 or will it skip the 845 for the latest release? Will they sport 8GB RAM? Will they have dual rear cameras to compete against the Huawei beast? Or will Google take the Apple route to give us a premium edition? There’s still around two more months to know more about the new variants from the search giant and the leaksters are at work to get the rumour mills all worked up.


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