Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature

12 October, 2018, 05:11 | Author: Kristen Mcgee
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Google held its annual hardware event today and announced the new Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and new Pixel charging station.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: The third generation Pixel smartphones has been launched in the global market. To get the basic specifications of the phones out of the way, the display sizes of the OLED screens on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are 5.5 inches and 6.3 inches respectively.

The Pixels have barely made a dent in the market since their debut two years ago, but Google is hoping to change that with the latest models unveiled Tuesday at an event in NY. The 12-3-inch Molecular Display offers incredible picture quality according to Google and its dual stereo front-facing speakers should produce quite a bit of noise.

In contrast, Ru Bhikha, mobiles expert at uSwitch.com, said the power of the Pixel 3 camera would be the key feature for many smartphone enthusiasts considering upgrading.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Google Pixel 3 comes with 4GB RAM. The Pixel 3 will start at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL will start at $899.

It works with Google Home, so you can control it with voice commands such as "Hey Google, play Cobra Kai from YouTube" or "Hey Google, play The Crown on Netflix" (as long as you have a Netflix subscription). The Google Pixel Stand will be available in India for ₹6,900 and will be up for pre-orders along with the smartphones. At least if you have any strong feelings for or against notches and want a Google Pixel 3, you still have a choice.

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Instead of working with one telco to launch its latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, the tech giant will be making the phones available via Singtel and StarHub from Nov 1. We look at 5 of the biggest announcements.

The main attraction, however, will be Google's smartphone.

In terms of ergonomics, both the devices feel more compact, in fact, nearly the same as the 2017 editions.

Google has also clubbed its audio streaming feature on the new Chromecast.

Pixel Slate comes with a detachable keyboard, as well as a stylus. The tablet has two speakers on the front side and two cameras of 8 MP on the front and back panels. With the device, you will get YouTube TV for free for a period of three months.



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