Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch

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The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are improvements over their predecessors in literally every way. Still, there have been no words about any upgraded internal specs. It is going to be most likely the best Android phone to buy, which is unless there is crippling bug or hardware issue with it, something that we should know in another week or so as people use the phone. The Pixel 3 will have a new chip, called Titan, to store keys to the most sensitive information, including those needed to unlock the phone and descramble stored data.

The flagship Pixel 3 and larger Pixel 3XL are expected to feature major re-designs this year to rival Apple's new iPhone XS. Besides, the Pixel 3 will measure 145.6x68.2x7.9mm and weighs 148 grams, whereas the Pixel 3 XL will measure 157.9x76.7x7.9mm and weight 184 grams. Meanwhile, wireless charging, which was built-in before the Nexus line was renamed Pixel, has returned for the new handsets.

The display gets a boost since last year's phone had a lot of bad feedback from its LG-made display, still LG-made Quad-HD P-OLED display with a screen to body ratio of 77.2% and 82.8% for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL respectively. That being said, the Google "Bonito" smartphone rumor had surfaced recently, suggesting that the company may announce tiny smartphone as well, a phone that is smaller than the Google Pixel 3.

These smartphones will mount the Snapdragon 845 as a processor with 4 GB of RAM and Adreno 630 as GPU.

Last year, Google rolled out the Pixel 2, Google Home Mini, Google Clips, Pixel Buds and several other gadgets, so it seems likely that there will be a substantial lineup this time around. Thanks to Google's cutting-edge tech, the camera features include two wide-angle, 12-megapixel camera lenses, Top Shot finds the best still in a motion photo, and Night Sight takes better shots in the dark.

Just like the previous generation, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with deep Google Assistant integration. When you take a motion photo, it captures alternate shots in HDR+, then recommends the best one-even if it's not exactly when you hit the shutter-looking for those where everyone is smiling, with eyes open, and facing the camera.

The back of the Pixel 3 phones are expected to be entirely glass, with the bottom half once again coated in a matte paint to give it that two-tone look. The company is offering the 9V/2A (18W) fast charging power adapter for wired charging. The new Android 9.0 Pie brings the Adaptive battery feature which improves the battery life by learning the usage of apps over time. It comes with the IP68 dust as well as water resistance. So we'll have to wait until later for confirmation, although the box still says 1080p.

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