Optus' Google Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Plans And Pricing

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Alphabet Inc's Google on Tuesday unveiled the third edition of its Pixel smartphone, a Google Home smart speaker with a display and its first tablet computer as it makes a come-from-behind push into hardware. At the launch event there were a couple of occasions where users struggled to get it acknowledge their tapping, so it'll be interesting to see just how intuitive it is over a longer period of time.

Google calls this Lens Suggestions and it brings these actions right into the main Pixel camera. At night, your Pixel 3 is switched to "do not disturb" feature when you're going to bed. The Pixel 3 comes with a starting price of Rs 71,000 and will be available in India, starting November 1. The smaller phone starts at $1199, the larger at $1349. Yes, the Pixel Slate is slightly thinner than the Surface Pro 6 and, yes, it's got a slightly more pixel-dense screen, but numerous other specs on both devices are actually quite similar.

The 128GB version will cost €100 extra, the report says, which is the same price that French Android fans will reportedly pay for the 64GB Pixel 3 XL.

Inside, the Google Pixel 3 XL has a 2.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and it has 4GB to back it up and either 64GB or 128GB of storage.

The Pixel line-up is known for its AI-enabled camera performance and Pixel 3 and 3 XL take it a bit further. The wide-angle camera provides a field of view of 97 degrees.

For instance, the camera's features for better shots will take advantage of software on the device itself, so that nothing gets sent to Google's servers - unless you enable a backup feature with Google Photos.

Both smartphones run Android Pie 9.0 and come with all the new AI and machine learning features that were announced during the Google I/O event held earlier this year.

The Pixel Stand is a Qi-compliant wireless charging dock for the new Pixel smartphones.

However, not included with the tablet is the separately sold $199 Pixel Slate Keyboard.

The Pixel Slate is a strong first showing by Google, but it may need a little more than what it now has to offer in order to make any kind of dent in the Surface line's impressive hold of the 2-in-1 segment.

The 12.3in custom screen contains 6 million pixels at 293 PPI, making it one of the sharpest displays in the market. The new Pixel devices carry a dual tone body design wherein half is matte and the other half is leather. You can wirelessly connect the Pixel Slate to a Pixel Slate keyboard and use a Pixelbook Pen which has to be purchased separately. Both devices can be connected to the Slate via Bluetooth. The Home Hub will sell for $149 when it comes to stores October 22. And it is pushing its cable-cutting YouTubeTV service, which costs $40 a month but which you now get for free for six months when you buy a Hub (a value that is more than the actual cost of the device). Unlike those speakers, the Hub has a display to show you useful information.

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