2018 Made By Google Event: Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, Pixel USB-C earbuds, Home Hub
American multinational tech company Google just unveiled a bunch of new tech gadgets at its 2018 Made By Google event. Among it was the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
The Pixel 3 starts at $799 while the Pixel 3 XL starts at $899. Both devices will be available on October 18 at the US and November 1 in 12 more countries including the UK and India.
The Pixel 3 measures in at 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.3 inches and weighs 5.2 ounces. It features a 5.5-inch screen and is packed with a 2915 mAh battery.
The Pixel 3 XL measures in at 6.2 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches and weigh 6.5 ounces. It sports a 6.3-inch display and is powered by a 3430 mAh battery.
Both devices feature SD 845 chip, 2 front-firing stereo speakers, Android 9.0 Pie, 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage, and wireless charging up to 10 watts. For the camera specs, they both feature a 12.2 MP camera at the back and an 8MP + 8MP at the front.
Furthermore, both features Top Shot that automatically captures multiple images and recommends the best shot using machine learning, and Super Res Zoom which frames a zoom shot without having to use a telephoto lens. There’s also Night Sight set to come next month which is designed to snap nighttime photos without using the flash.
As for the other features, both phones come with a built-in Google Lens on its camera. Lastly, a very handy new call screen feature which allows the device to screen calls for you and transcribe the calls in real time.
Another new device from Google is the Pixel Slate. It is the company’s version of Microsoft’s Surface 2-in1 detachable devices. Here is a list of its price tags:
- Intel® Celeron® processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD – $599
- Intel® Celeron® processor, 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD – $699
- Intel® Core™ m3 processor, 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD – $799
- Intel® Core™ i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD – $999
- Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD – $1599
The tablet sports a 12.3-inch display with a 3000 x 2000 screen resolution. It measures in 202.04mm x 290.85 mm x 7.0mm and weighs 1.6lbs.
It runs Chrome OS and is packed with Intel’s latest Celeron or Core m3, i5 or i7 processors. The company claims that it’s capable of up to 10 hours of battery life. Its magnetic keyboard doesn’t come with the tablet so you will have to spend an extra $199 to get it.
Regarding its memory, it features 4GB/8GB/16GB. Meanwhile, SD storage is 32GB/64GB/128GB/256GB.
As for the camera specs, it features an 8 MP camera at the back and another 8MP at the front. The one in the front has a wider field of view, intended for video calls and taking group photos.
It comes with Pixelbook Pen support which costs an extra $99. Furthermore, it features Pixel Imprint™ fingerprint sensor w/ dedicated microcontroller, dual-front facing speakers and two microphones for improved noise cancellation.
Pixel USB-C earbuds
The Google Pixel USB-C earbuds are a wired pair of earbuds for Google’s smartphones which promise to provide “smooth sound” with 24-bit audio. It costs $30 and is now available at Google Store.
It comes with amazing features, like trigger the Google Assistant and real-time translation using Google Translate. Lastly, it works on any device running on Android 9 Pie or higher.
Google Home Hub
The Google Home Hub is the latest smart home product from Google’s Home devices. It costs $149 and will be available in the US, UK, and Australia on October 22.
It runs on Android Things and features a 7-inch display with large bezels, two microphones and a proximity sensor on the top part of the frame. Its screen is bright, sharp and touch-sensitive, allowing it to perform many contextual Google Assistant features available on Android Things.
So, which of the devices are you excited the most? Tell us in the comment section below.