DisplayMate says the Pixel 3 XL display gets an 'A+ Rating'

Helen Aguilar
October 13, 2018

The company said the Pixel 3 will even be able to charge wirelessly through a case. Read on for our full coverage of Made by Google 2018. Measuring 7mm thin and weighing 1.6 lbs, Pixel Slate comes with a a display that covers almost the entire front of the device. It's been significantly leaked over the past few weeks but here's some of what Google had to say at the Made by Google event. Among them, we can find a shooting mode called Top Shot, which analyzes photos and picks the best ones within a batch. We'll have to test this feature when it's released in a month. You won't get a Top Shot recommendation for every picture you snap; sometimes the picture you took is just fine on its own. A subject could sneeze, blink or frown but a burst of photos ensures a good shot.

The cameras also house Google Lens, which uses AI to identify objects, landmarks and words seen through the camera.

Going against the dual-camera trend that has been all the rage this year, Google opted for a single rear camera on the back of both phones but they do feature two front-facing ones instead. Playground is basically AR stickers which you can create from either camera.

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The focus is on expanding the Google software and cloud ecosystem while simultaneously shaping the smartphone industry by incorporating new technologies like Artificial Intelligence. This feature allows your phone to answer for you and is transcribed for you on your screen. But it also has a screen.

Playground is launching in Pixel 3 and is being incorporated into Pixel 1 and 2. Not only that, but it's launching a wireless charging stand that, when docked, subtly adjusts the Pixel's UI to be more visually-useful, such as displaying album artwork for currently-playing songs, flicking through your Google Photos library or acting as an alarm clock.

With its suite of desirable features, including a cutting-edge camera, an AI integrated voice assistant and wireless charging, there are many Kiwis who would love to get their hands on the tech.

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Google claims that Pixel Slate offers up to 12 hours of battery life with typical mixed usage.

Google also introduced a new device called Home Hub that pairs a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker. Much like the Home Hub. This is very flashy use of AI, but I really struggle to see anyone using it in the real world.

The Pixel 3 is priced at $799 and Pixel3 XL at $899.

First, Google Lens will be active the moment you open the camera all on either of the new Pixels. Pixel Slate packs an extra layer of protection with Titan security chip. It boasts of Molecular Display with 293 PPI. The resolution is 3000 x 2000 with a 3:2 aspect ration. Google says they also tuned the EQ algorithm give you the best sound you can hear. The front camera is supposedly great for video conferencing. But surely there must be more differences than screen size, right?

So does this mean that the Pixel smartphones are doomed to be a complete failure for Google? It's a full-size backlit keyboard that types quietly and comes with a full-size trackpad.

Seems like it's just a matter of our market not being important (profitable?) enough for Google to make us a priority.

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