Google's new Pixel 3 is all about the AI

Chris Velazco

Chris Velazco

Android has conquered the tech-world - or at least much of its mobile part.

There's no word on when the e-SIM support will be switched on but Google does mention the feature on the Pixel 3 specs page. These Duplex features are definitely United States only (for now at least) coming to the Pixel 3 first, with the Pixel 1 and 2 getting access in November. As a companion to that new feature, Google also announced the wireless charging Pixel Stand, which also activates some compatibility with Google Assistant. So, how do these two flagships compare?

Look out for our full review and rundown of the Pixel 3 phones after we've spent some quality time with the devices.

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The front-facing camera also got a lot of improvements, especially thanks to a new second sensor added to the device. The 64GB Pixel 3 starts at $799, and the 128GB model starts at $899. Apple's iPhone XS has a secondary telephoto lens so it uses optical zoom up to 2x, while the Pixel 3 uses digital zoom. In fact, last year's Pixel 2 is still considered by some people to be the best camera phone available to this day. Many other phones already have similar hardware for security. The processor is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, and GPU Adreno 630 Adreno. We're talking speeds which are up to twice as fast. Google also updated its AI sticker app to Google playground, rolling out a bunch of new AI stickers to play with and customize your pictures. To begin with, the Pixel 3 comes equipped with a bigger 5.5-inch display and the device looks sleeker thanks to the glass back and the thinner bezels. Unless you've got a Pixel 3 in your pocket, this is just about as close as you're gonna get.

"This Chrome OS device is both a powerful workstation at the office, and a home theater you can hold in your hands", a blog post from Google introducing the new device says. If you select screen, Google's assistant will answer the call, announcing there's nobody available and offering to take the call.

According to Isaac Reynolds, who is the product manager for the camera on Pixel as well as Marc Levoy, who is photography lead at Google has given some details about the camera and its mechanisms. Though this has taken away a little from the sheen of the Pixel XL 3, the dual front 8MP cameras along with the single 12.2-megapixel camera at the back ensure that the Google delivers the best and most powerful camera to smartphones once again. Will you see any difference because of it?

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