Google has finally unveiled its Android smartphones for 2018 – the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. There are a host of new hardware additions compared to last year’s phones, including a notched display on the XL. If you’re planning on grabbing a Pixel 3 or a Pixel 3 XL, here’s everything you need to know, including Australian pricing, release date and specifications.
Google Pixel 3 Specifications
If Google followed Apple’s naming convention, this would probably be an ‘S’ year. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL constitute a minor upgrade compared to the Pixel 2 range. The main improvements are to the display (which are slightly bigger than last years models), speakers (an impressive 40% louder) and camera (which introduces a range of new software tools including Top Shot and Night Sight.)
As previously reported, Active Edge is also back, which triggers custom actions when you squeeze the phone.
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Other than screen size, there’s not much separating these two phone models which share the same CPU, memory and native resolution – much like the iPhone XS and XS Max. One notable difference is the display-eating notch that only appears on the XL. (Yes, the rumours were true sadly.)
Here’s a look at the chief specifications:
|Pixel 3||Pixel 3 XL|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Dimensions||145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm||158 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm|
|CPU||Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm SDM845 (4×2.8 GHz + 4×1.7 GHz)||Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm SDM845 (4×2.8 GHz + 4×1.7 GHz)|
|Storage||64/128 GB||64/128 GB|
|Display||5.4-inch P-OLED Display||6.3-inch P-OLED Display|
|Resolution||1440 x 2960 (~400 ppi)|
|Battery||2915 mAh||3430 mAh|
|Camera||Rear: 12.2 MP dual-pixel. Front: 8 MP (f/2.2)||Rear: 12.2 MP dual-pixel. Front: 8 MP (f/2.2)|
|Colours||Just Black, Clearly White, Not Pink||Just Black, Black & White, Not Pink|
Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Release Date
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are available to preorder from today in Australia via the Google Store. The phone will launch in-store on November 1.
Pixel 3 And Pixel 3 XL Pricing
The Pixel 3 starts at $1199 in Australia, while the XL begins at $1349. This is a significant markup on US pricing which starts at under $800.
If you’re keen to snap up this phone on a mobile plan, here are some solid bang-for-buck options. (Click on our interactive table to learn more.)