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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: What We Know So Far

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The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL have perhaps been the most-leaked phones in recent memory. This article will talk about what its specs will be, what both phones will look like, what changes they will bring when they will launch, and even some software features.

Here is a look at everything about both phones so far.

So What’s New?

As is the case every year, the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL will pack lots of upgrades over last year’s models. Many other things, however, are staying the same, The Inquirer reports.

For the third year in a row, Google will be launching two phones that have identical specs and slightly different external appearances. The most obvious difference between the two is that the larger phone will have a large bottom chin and notch like other recent Android phones, while the smaller of the two will stick with a more traditional look. That said, the smaller Pixel 3 will have the rounded edges around the display — like what we saw with the 2 XL last year.

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Last year’s Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL were made by two different manufacturers, but this year, that is going away. Instead of contracting the phones out to HTC and LG, Google will — much like Apple does — have more direct control over the process in a manufacturing deal with Foxconn.

There are of course lots of things that make the Google Pixel unique. Google’s signature “glass window” on the back is back again for the third year, both of the new Pixel phones are expected to return with Active Edge (the Pixel’s squeezable sides), there is the standard Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor on the back, and once again, you should expect some super killer cameras.

Google Pixel 3 Specs

Short of actually seeing an official spec sheet from Google first hand, people now have about as good of an idea what the Google Pixel 3’s specs will be. That is largely thanks to one recent leak, in which people saw a Pixel 3 XL running a benchmarking app. First of all, the phone will be running the latest Qualcomm chip — the Snapdragon 845. That is paired with the Adreno 630 GPU, 4GB RAM, and a 2,915 mAh battery. CAD-based renders of the smaller Google Pixel 3 suggest it will have a 5.4-inch display with no notch in sight.

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The cameras are not anything surprising from a hardware perspective. The back shooter is going to be a 12.2MP rear camera, and the two front shooters are going to be 8.1-megapixels. It’s not clear which storage tiers the phone will launch with, but they’ll probably be the same as the XL — which we’ve seen both 64GB and 128GB models of floating around in the wild.

Google Pixel 3 XL Specs

Like previous years, all of the Google Pixel 3 XL specs are going to be nearly identical to those of the Pixel 3. The primary difference with the larger model is that the display is obviously larger, has a notable display cutout (notch) at the top, and the phone itself is bigger. Functionally, the phone is going to be almost exactly the same.

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That means there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the Adreno 630 GPU, 4GB RAM, and a 3,430 mAh battery. The display will have a resolution of 2960×1440 and comes in at 6.7-inches (although that size might be a misreading thanks to the phone’s notch).

The cameras are not anything surprising from a hardware perspective. The back shooter is going to be a 12.2MP rear camera, and the two front shooters are going to be 8.1-megapixels. It is not clear which storage tiers the phone will launch with, but one thing is for sure that there are models with both 64GB (the majority) and 128GB of storage space (one sole unit).

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