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Google's New Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Smartphones Likely to Debut at Upcoming October 9 Event

Google today sent out invitations to members of the media for a "Made by Google" event that's set to be held in New York City on Tuesday, October 9.

At the event, Google is likely to unveil its Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, which will be competing with the trio of new iPhones that Apple is set to unveil next week.

Details about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have already leaked thanks to multiple hardware units and images that have surfaced from Russian bloggers and a device that was left in a Lyft.

Image via Mobile-review.com

The 6.2-inch Pixel 3 XL will feature a deep iPhone X-style notch that's been the subject of jokes on the internet since early images leaked, while it looks like the smaller 5.5-inch Pixel 3 will be notchless.


Wireless charging will be available on both devices through glass rear shells, and the two smartphones will feature single-lens rear cameras and dual front-facing cameras. A fingerprint sensor is located at the back of each device, and given the inclusion of USB-C headphones and a USB-C to audio jack device, it looks like the Pixel 3 will not feature a headphone jack.

Image via Mobile-review.com

In past years, Google has unveiled multiple other products at fall events, so there are likely other devices Google is set to debut aside from the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Apple is unveiling its own new 2018 smartphone lineup a month ahead of Google on Wednesday, September 12. Rumors suggest we can expect to see a 5.8-inch OLED iPhone Xs, a 6.5-inch OLED iPhone Xs Max, and lower-priced 6.1-inch iPhone with an LCD display.



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14 months ago
Why are people so against the notch - it's extra pixels you wouldn't have had otherwise. Think glass half full instead half empty.
Rating: 15 Votes
14 months ago

Risky having event month after apples

Why is it risky? This will be the third year in a row for them to have an event at this time. It's a whole month later. Nothing risky going on.
Rating: 13 Votes
14 months ago
This phone has all the bad parts of the notch design and none of the good. What’s with the chin?!
Rating: 13 Votes
14 months ago
And they won't matter as usual, particularly after everyone wants the new iPhones.
Rating: 12 Votes
14 months ago
The notch detracts from the huge beard on that phone.
Rating: 12 Votes
14 months ago
And people give Apple crap, lol. Looking forward to Samsung's notch next.
Rating: 10 Votes
14 months ago
Looks pretty bad to me. I’m not sure how long the Pixel line will last, but I’m assuming Google will keep throwing money at it or make some major changes to Android at some point. That being said, it’s the only Android I’d ever consider if Apple failed to provide me with the value it does today.
Rating: 9 Votes
14 months ago
Although it may be a fine piece of hardware, I don't think anyone would argue that it's the ultimate data mining tool designed by the ultimate data mining company —and you're the data.
Every single thing you do on that phone is sent back to google to sell to the highest bidder.
Rating: 9 Votes
14 months ago
I see your notch, and raise you a chin. I thought the last one was ugly, Google made it uglier.
Rating: 8 Votes
14 months ago
Everyone’s a little bit notchy these days.
Rating: 8 Votes

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