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12 October, 2018, 05:14 | Author: Arnold Gilbert
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The much-awaited event to announce a slew of products by Google was held in NY on Tuesday and leading the pack were undoubtedly the Google Pixel smartphones, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Google began receiving orders for the Pixel 3 series through its website on Wednesday, while Japanese mobile phone carriers SoftBank Corp and NTT Docomo Inc. will start taking reservations on October 19 for the new smartphone series to be launched on November 1.

Keeping up with Apple, Google has launched their most awaited Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL, which reportedly has exclusive features only to the new phones.

Like the iPhone Xs, the larger of the two phones has a notch at the top of the 6.3-inch display to increase the screen-to-body ratio as much as possible.

Pixel 3 now starts at $799 ($150 more than last year) while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899 ($50 more than last year). The new Pixels will turn into a smart speaker and smart display powered by the Google Assistant, a photo frame and a control panel for your smart home when connected with the Pixel Stand. When you place the new Pixel 3 phone on it, the phone's entire UI reorients, effectively turning Pixel 3 into a Google Assistant-enabled smart speaker.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL look exactly the same as we have seen in all these leaks in recent months.

The two phones will go on sale in the United Kingdom on November 1, with the Pixel 3 starting at £739 and the XL at £869.

The Google Home Hub adds a smart screen to your smart home.

The introduction of a $79 Pixel Stand has excited the observers.

What is the price of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL in India?

Some of the connectivity options on the Pixel Slate include two USB-C ports, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, keyboard connecting pins, Bluetooth v4.2, and more.

Although Google did not make any announcements about it on-stage, there's a new Chromecast. As far as the camera goes, both devices have a 12.2MP single-lens rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm.

While most phones have some form of call screening, Google today announced its Duplex AI would do even more to save you from having to deal with pesky telemarketers. Its detachable keyboard will cost an additional $199, with a stylus sold separately for $99 United States dollars.

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