Google announced the third generation of its Pixel smartphones on Tuesday. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL must distinguish themselves with artificial intelligence that helps with multiple photo functions.
The Pixel 3 XL is a smartphone with a 6.3 “screen with a 19: 9 ratio and narrow notch The device is 158mm long and 76.6mm wide. The Pixel 3 has a 5.5 “screen with an 18: 9 aspect ratio and has edges above and below, but no notch. This smartphone is 145.6mm long and 68.2mm wide.
Both devices have the Snapdragon 845 and 4GB ram on board. Both models come in variants with 64GB and 128GB storage memory, where there is no possibility to expand the storage capacity with MicroSD cards.
On the back of both the Pixel 3 and the 3 XL a single camera, with a resolution of 12.2 megapixels. The fingerprint scanner is also located at the back. There are two cameras at the front, one with a wide-angle lens to capture more of the background when taking selfies.
Google again uses artificial intelligence for good image quality. The camera is assisted by the Pixel Vision Core, a Google-designed chip for calculations on visual images such as hdr +. The camera supports Google Lens, for automatically recognizing images.
The Top Shot, Photobooth, and Super Res Zoom modes are part of the camera functionality. The top shot is burst mode where artificial intelligence chooses the best picture, such as the image where everyone looks into the camera. The Pixel 3 then displays “Smart capture available” with dots above the best picture.
The photobooth is a kind of self-timer in which artificial intelligence determines when the most suitable moment is and then takes the picture. Super Res Zoom improves the quality of images when zooming. In addition, there is Night Sight, which has to take good pictures in low light without the user having to flash.
The Pixel smartphones contain the Google designed Titan security chip, which provides for the storage of passwords and others. hardware-based security options. This is very similar to the functionality of Apple’s Secure Enclave and rpm chips from business laptops.
Together with smartphones, Google announced the Pixel Stand. In this standard, the smartphone can be used stationary in combination with the Google Assistant and the accessory ensures wireless charging based on the Qi standard. Wireless charging is now possible because the back of the Pixel 3 models are made of glass.
The 64GB version of the Google Pixel 3 gets a suggested retail price of 859 euros in Europe, for the 128GB version 959 euros is charged. For the Pixel 3 XL of 64 GB, 959 euro has to be paid and the 128GB version will be a 1000 euro with a price of 1059 euro.
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL will be available on 2 November in white, black and sand colored. The Netherlands and Belgium are not yet in the list of countries where the smartphones are officially available.