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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: release date, price, news, technical sheet and concepts

The release date of Google Pixel 2 has been officially announced. The Google smartphone is expected for the last quarter of 2017, probably during the month of October. The next Google Pixel 3 smartphone is already in the queue.

Google Pixel 3

There will be only two versions of the Google Pixel 3:  a “normal” version and an XL version, similar to what Apple does with its iPhone or Samsung with its Galaxy S range. The Google Pixel 2 XL should be well larger than its predecessor, which had a diagonal of 5.5 inches.

After the iPhone 7, the jack could disappear from Google Pixel 3. The Pixel 3 should be fully waterproof. We can expect an IP68 certification.

However, the characteristics of the other two are interesting. The Pixel 3 XL would ship a 5.99-inch OLED slab with a 1440p definition by LG. A Snapdragon 845 chip should power everything, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

The Pixel 3 is more compact, but not necessarily less efficient! Equipped with a 4.97-inch screen, it also works with a SoC Snapdragon 845, 4 GB of RAM, but also 64 GB of storage. The design should not differ much from the first Google Pixel name. We can therefore expect thick edges at the ends. The data sheet does not indicate the presence of a 3.5 mm jack, but this remains to be confirmed.

Google Pixel 2 Technical Sheet:

Screen:  4.9-inch AMOLED with Full HD resolution (5.9 inches for Pixel 2 XL)

Processor:  Snapdragon 835 RAM:  4 GB of RAM Storage: between 32 and 128 GB

Battery:  non removable 2770 mAh

Camera:  dual 12-megapixel sensor

Features: borderless screen, biometric sensor, USB-C port

We are waiting to learn more about these two distinct models, especially if they are planned for the end of the year. On the issue of pricing, the trend of ever higher prices is confirmed in all manufacturers. If Samsung exceeds $ 1000 with the basic version of its Galaxy Note 9 and Apple requires more than one SMIC for the iPhone X, Google should position between 700 and 900 $ for models with 32 and 64 GB.

If this price range is confirmed, it will allow the “rising” brands to continue their rise. On this subject Apple has recently lost its position as the second smartphone manufacturer in the world. The title is now Huawei.

No announcement has been made about the price of Google Pixel 3. As it is high-end smartphones, one can expect a high price. As a reminder, the Google Pixels were sold at the exit between 649 and 769 dollars.


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