Google Eager to Take on Apple’s iPhone With the Release of Vastly Upgraded Pixel 3 Smartphones
Just like last year, Google managed to release the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, two critically acclaimed devices that somehow did not manage to sell as well as they should have. This year is not going to be any different because according to people close to this information, Google is going to be releasing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which have been reported to get major changes in the design, hardware and specifications categories.
Larger Pixel 3 XL Reportedly Getting an ‘Edge-to-Edge’ Display With a Notch - Smaller Pixel 3 to Look Very Similar to the Pixel 2
Despite featuring the best of the best hardware specifications for Android devices, Google only managed to ship 4 million smartphones in 2017. This, in comparison to the 216 million units that Apple shipped during the same period is very alarming and a pale figure indeed. The upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will come with a better design, with the larger variant expected to sport a nearly edge-to-edge screen, except for a thicker bezel known as a chin at the bottom of the phone.
The display also will have a notch at the top, while the smaller Pixel 3 will look very similar to the Pixel 2. Google intends to keep updating its Pixel line annually as it sees the hardware division as important to the company’s long-term future.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Release Date and Other Specs
Google plans to roll out the new phones in October, which is approximately a month after Apple announces its new devices. Google has also debuted its very first custom silicon in the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, with Google stating that more custom hardware will follow. This could potentially mean that the company will be coming out with its own mobile SoC for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, or perhaps it could stick with the Snapdragon 845 for now.
One of the reasons why the company is going to be a keeping the notch and chin is because it wants to retain the front-facing stereo speakers. The OLED for the Pixel 3 XL is going to be sourced from LG Display, according to the latest leak, and a separate leak revealed what the display side of the phones could look like courtesy of screen protectors.
Google also plans to unveil a cheaper Pixel device that is expected to run Android Go. With the Pixel phones already being an expensive purchase, the release of a cheaper model will mean that the tech giant will be able to develop a presence in developing smartphone markets and appease customers to display an affinity for price/performance devices. This particular model could be fueled by the Snapdragon 710.
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