Google has finally launched the new version of its Pixel smartphones. Highlights of the new Pixel 3 series includes Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM, and dual selfie cameras. Additionally, a Pixel Stand allows you to use your smartphone while wireless charging. The search engine giant also launched the Google Home Hub and the Pixel Slate. Read more to find about Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Price in India, Specifications, and Features
Price and Availability
|Google Pixel 3||Rs 71,000 (starting price)|
|Google Pixel 3 XL||Rs 83,000 (starting price)|
The Google Pixel 3 is priced in India at Rs 71,000 for the 64GB storage variant. The 128GB storage variant costs Rs 80,000. On the other hand, the Google Pixel 3 XL costs Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant. The 128GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 92,000.
The new handsets will be available from November 1 via both online and offline stores. Pre-orders start from October 11. Both smartphones ship with a 3.5mm to USB Type-C adaptor and Pixel USB Type-C earbuds. Color options include Clearly White, Just Black, and ‘Not Pink.’
As part of launch offers, the Pixel 3 will be available at no-cost EMIs (starting from Rs 3,944 per month). Flipkart is also offering 50 percent buyback value if you upgrade to a new Pixel device within 12 months of purchase. Additional offers include Rs 5,000 off on purchases via HDFC credit and debit cards, extra Rs. 4,000 off on exchange, and no-cost EMIs up to 18 months.
|Processor||64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (4 x 2.5GHz cores + 4 x 1.6GHz cores), Adreno 630 GPU|
|Internal Storage||64GB/ 128GB|
|Display||5.5-inch, flexible OLED, full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels), 18:9 aspect ratio, 443ppi|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie|
|Primary (Rear) Camera||12.2MP with flash|
|Front Camera||Dual (8MP + 8MP)|
The Google Pixel 3 is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (4 x 2.5GHz cores + 4 x 1.6GHz cores) processor along with Adreno 630 GPU and 4GB LPDDR4x RAM. The Google Pixel 3 XL is powered by a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core (4 x 2.5GHz cores + 4 x 1.6GHz cores) processor.
The new handset is backed by a 2,915mAh battery that offers up to 7 hours of usage with 15 minutes of charge. It comes with support for fast charging and Qi wireless charging support (with the Pixel Stand). The Pixel 3 XL is backed by a 3,430mAh battery.
In terms of optics, the Pixel 3 series sports a 12.2-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera with 1.4-micron pixel size, f/1.8 aperture, and a 76-degree field-of-view. Camera features include autofocus with dual pixel phase detection, optical image stabilization (OIS), electronic image stabilization (EIS), spectral and flicker sensor. It can also record 4K videos at 30fps.
On the front, the new handsets sport a dual camera set up. It combines an 8-megapixel primary sensor (f/1.8 aperture, 75-degree field-of-view, phase detection autofocus) and an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens (fixed focus, f/2.2 aperture, 97-degree field of view). Google claims that the Group Selfie feature captures 184 percent more area of the scene than iPhone XS.
Google has also introduced a ‘Night Sight’ feature for low-lighting conditions. A ‘Photobooth’ feature takes shots of smiling subjects. Google claims that the new ‘Top Shot’ feature allows the new cameras can capture ‘the best shot on the first try.’
The Pixel 3 smartphones also come with Google Lens Integration. It offers suggestions that work in real-time on URLs, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and QR codes. A ‘Now Playing’ feature is essentially an always-on music identification feature.
The search engine giant has also added a new Google Assistant feature called ‘Call Screen.’ The AI-powered feature answers the phone for you. It asks who’s calling and why, and then transcribes the conversation and shows it on screen.
Additionally, the Pixel 3 smartphones feature a Pixel Visual Core chip for the cameras. Apart from 64GB and 128GB internal storage options, the new handsets come with unlimited online storage for photos and videos.
- Android 9.0 Pie OS
- Digital Wellbeing features
- 4G VoLTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with 2×2 MIMO
- Bluetooth v5.0 + LE
- USB Type-C (v3.1) port
- Google Cast
- Active Edge sensor
- Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor
- Titan M Security module
- Dual front-firing stereo speakers
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection
- HDR support
- True black level
- Three color options
Both handsets (single-SIM) run Android 9.0 Pie operating system and comes with Digital Wellbeing features. You can now just flip your smartphone face down to turn on Do Not Disturb with the new ‘Shhh’ gesture. The Digital Wellbeing Dashboard shows how much time you spend on different apps and allows you to set timers. A new Playground feature allows you to put stickers and captions on images. It comes with ‘Playmoji’ characters that react based on users’ facial expressions.
Google is also offering eSIM support in select markets. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth v5.0 + LE, USB Type-C (v3.1) port, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and Google Cast.
Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Xl come with an Active Edge sensor and a Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor. The company is also touting ‘advanced x-haptics for a sharper/ defined response.’ Additional sensors on the devices include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.
Both the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL come with Titan M Security module. The custom-made, built-in security chip protects sensitive on-device data by securing your lock screen and strengthened disk encryption.
Design and Display
The Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch flexible OLED display with full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio and pixel density of 443ppi. Whereas the Pixel 3 XL sports a 6.3-inch flexible OLED display with QHD+ (1440 x 2960 pixels) resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and a pixel density of 523ppi.
The Always-on Display comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Additional features include HDR support, 100,000:1 super contrast ratio, True black level, and full 24-bits depth/ 16.77 million color options.
Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sport an aluminum frame with hybrid coating and feature ‘soft-touch’ Gorilla Glass 5 on the back. Both devices come with an IP68 rating (water and dust resistant).
In terms of dimensions, the Pixel 3 measures 68.2 x 145.6 x 7.9mm and weigh 148 grams. The Pixel 3 XL measures 76.7 x 158.0 x 7.9mm and weighs 184 grams. Apart from wireless charging, the Pixel Stand can also turn the smartphones into a digital frame that displays your favorite albums from Google Photos while it charges.
Both smartphones feature dual front-firing stereo speakers, 3 mics, and noise suppression technology. Additionally, the Google Pixel USB Type-C earbuds offer ‘crystal clear sound’, quick access to Google Assistant, and notification sounds. Both feature an M3/T3 HAC rating for hearing aid compatibility. The ‘Built for VR’ support the Google Daydream View headset.
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