Google introduced the 3rd generation of Pixel smartphones (20 photos + 2 videos)

Google has officially announced the 3rdgeneration of branded smartphones - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. All the rumors and leaks about the upcoming updates that had previously entered the Network turned out to be true, and therefore the company failed to surprise the public with something radically. In addition, the appearance of mobile devices was, to put it mildly, controversial: neither the huge “bang” (in the older model), nor the thick “chin”, nor the bored rustic body design could ignite the desire “I want!”

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Externally, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have few differences.between themselves. The first is the diagonal of screens 5.5 and 6.3 inches, respectively. The second is the presence of a creepy huge monobrow in Pixel 3 XL. The side frames of the screens have become much thinner when compared with Pixel2 / 2XL. From their predecessors, newcomers inherited front stereo speakers, which are now 40% louder, and a trio of microphones.

The back surface of smartphones is now complete.from the combined glass, where the upper part is glossy and the lower one is matte. Both devices, unlike previous generations of Pixel, support wireless charging Qi. By the way, the company also released the Pixel Stand corporate charger. When connected to it on the Pixel 3 / 3XL display, the optimized Google Assistant interface is activated.

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Google Pixel 3 got 5.5-inch display with a resolution of Full HD + (2160 × 1080 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18: 9). The large Pixel 3 XL has a slightly more extended 6.3-inch screen with a resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 with a huge neckline on top. In the new OLED-matrices are used, called the best in the entire history of Pixel, they support the standard HDR and Always On.

Inside the new set: Snapdragon 845 flagship processor with a frequency of 2.5 GHz, 4 GB of operational and 64/128 GB of internal flash memory, a new Titan Security chip for data protection, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC modules, a slot (not hybrid) for two 4G LTE nanosim cards, a 2915 mAh battery for Pixel 3 and 3430 mAh in an XL model. For wired charging and audio output, there is a USB Type-C connector. A fingerprint scanner is standard on the back of the device.

Google still opposes installing doublemain camera, but not against that from the front side. The main sensor is 8 megapixel with aperture f / 1.8, phase autofocus and viewing angle of 75 °. The optional 8-megapixel f / 2.2 aperture module has a capture angle of 97 ° so that, if you wish, you can fit as many friends or sights as possible while taking a selfie. The camera is able to record videos as [email protected]

The main camera with a single 12.A 2 megapixel sensor received pixels of 1.4 μm, f / 1.8 luminosity, optical stabilization, support for HDR + auto mode and LED flash. In Photobooth mode, the device creates images by itself when the person in the frame smiles or twists funny little faces. With Top Shot, the camera creates a series of photos, from which it then selects the most successful creation - where the image is clear, and people do not have their eyes closed. For evening and night shots, Night Sight is provided, in which the AI ​​modifies elements that have fallen into the frame and are lost or look like shadows in dim light. Video can be recorded in 4K resolution at 30 frames per second or [email protected]/ 60 / 120fps.

The operating system has become freshAndroid 9 Pie. In Google Pixel 3 / 3XL there is integration with the proprietary service Google Lens, and the presence in the hardware of the Pixel Core chip allows you to recognize objects even in the absence of an Internet connection. Implemented functional "sensitive" to pressing the face. So, squeezing the device in the palm of your hand, the digital assistant Google Assistant is called (you can not change the appointment to something else).

Unfortunately, the 3.5-mm headphone jack was not returned to smartphones, but the company put headphones with a USB-C connector into the boxes.

The physical parameters of Pixel 3 are 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm with a weight of 148 grams, the older version has dimensions of 158.0 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm, and weight is 184 grams. Cases of new products are protected from ingress of water and dust according to the standard IP68. Color colors: white, black, pink.

Starting prices for Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XLstart at $ 799 and $ 899, respectively. In addition, buyers will receive unlimited storage of images in Google Photos and 6 months of YouTube Music Premium subscription. The branded wireless charging Pixel Stand is sold separately and costs $ 80.