Published: Mon, October 08, 2018
IT | By Lester Massey

Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong -- three days early

Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong -- three days early

Google will officially unveil next-generation Pixel devices at an event on Tuesday, but the phone has already become the most leaked device.

KitGuru Says: Google will be giving the Pixel lineup a complete refresh this year, with two new Pixel 3 smartphones and a new tablet. The device receives USB type-C and stylus. At the back, the tablet comes with a rear camera module.

The leaked image shows an operating system that can run Android apps and includes a dock for quick access applications at the bottom of the tablet's screen. It was a new, in official retail packaging Pixel 3 XL, and by all accounts it's as real as it gets. "We've heard rumours of a mini Pixel".

In addition, we're also getting some early pricing for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. This Edge Sense enables you to squeeze the sides of to access Google Assistant. It is assumed that Pixel 3 XL will have an iPhone like notch display. While it gave us our first look at the updated hardware, we also learned that the product was set to go on sale on October 9, most likely immediately following Google's announcement.

Google is gearing up for it most awaited event of the year which is going to take place on October 9. Google, however, will launch the smaller Pixel 3 without a notch so you can get that if you're not into notches.

As Unwire points out, the Pixel 3 XL isn't a complete game changer, but it does bring Google up to speed with numerous other third-party Android phone makers.

Both phones are expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 SoC and paired with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

The new flagship phone will also boast a single 12.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, shunning the recent trend of dual-lens systems. As Google noted at the time: "We've now made a decision to take the next step and provide our take on the best Google experience, by bringing hardware and software design together under one roof".

Lastly, the Pixel Slate appears to have a rather large power button on the top left corner of the device. This was spotted through an image leaked by YouTube vlogger Jon Prosser, that holds details of the upcoming Google launches.

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