Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL With Improved Cameras and More Launched: Price in India, Specifications
Google Pixel 3 ₹ 71,000 and Pixel 3 XL ₹ 83,000 – the latest flagship smartphones from Google – were launched at the company’s ‘Made by Google’ hardware event in New York on Tuesday. The search giant alongside unveiled two other products – the Google Home Hub and the Pixel Slate. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with various upgrades over their respective predecessors in terms of cameras, design, processor, and more. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are not too different from each other, and the biggest differences are in terms of display, battery, and design. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL sport 5.5-inch and 6.3-inch displays respectively and come in three colour variants. The key highlights of the smartphones include Snapdragon 845 SoC, 4GB RAM, 12.2-megapixel rear camera, dual selfie cameras, and more. However, the most interesting thing that comes with the new Pixel handsets is the Pixel Stand for a fast wireless charging experience, that also enables the smartphones to be used at the same time. The new generation also gets a brand new colour variant, called Not Pink.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL price in India
Google Pixel 3 price in India starts at Rs. 71,000 for the 64GB variant, going up to Rs. 80,000 for the 128GB variant. The Google Pixel 3 XL ₹ 83,000 price in India starts at Rs. 83,000 for the 64GB variant, going up to Rs. 92,000 for the 128GB variant. The pre-orders for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL start from October 11 and they will then go on sale on November 1, via both online and offline stores. The Pixel Stand will also be available in India, and will be priced at Rs. 6,900. The company has listed Flipkart, Reliance Digital, Croma, Poorvika, Bajaj Electronics, and Vijay Sales as its retail partners. The company notes that the Pixel 2 XL ₹ 45,300 (64GB) will continue to be sold at Rs. 45,499.
As part of the pre-order offers, Google says consumers will be able to buy the Pixel 3 at no-cost EMIs starting from Rs. 3,944 per month. Current Google Pixel and Nexus phone owners will have special loyalty offers from Flipkart, as well as offline retail partners. Flipkart is also listing offers, including 50 percent buyback value if you upgrade to a new Pixel device within 12 months of purchase; Rs. 5,000 off on HDFC credit and debit cards, as well as netbanking; extra Rs. 4,000 off on exchange, and finally, no-cost EMIs up to 18 months.
In the US, the Google Pixel 3 price starts at $799 (roughly Rs. 59,200) for the 64GB variant, going up to $899 (roughly Rs. 66,600) for the 128GB variant. The Google Pixel 3 XL price starts at $899, going up to $999 (roughly Rs. 74,000) for the 128GB variant. In the US, the Pixel Stand is priced at $79 (roughly Rs. 5,900).
Notably, the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be available in Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink colour models.
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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL features
Google says that the cameras in Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are better than before, as they can capture “the best shot on the first try,” with the new ‘Top Shot’ feature. The company claims that Group Selfie feature in the smartphones captures 184 percent more area of the scene than that of iPhone XS. Google has introduced a Night Sight feature for clicking images in low-lighting conditions. A Photobooth feature will also take shots of smiling subjects.
The Pixel 3 smartphones come with exclusive in-camera Google Lens suggestions that work in real-time on URLs, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and QR codes. There is no requirement of mode switching nor an Internet connection. The new Pixel smartphones will also come with a new Google Assistant feature called Call Screen – the AI-powered feature will see the phone answer for you, ask who’s calling and why, and then transcribe the conversation and show it on screen. It will be available for the Pixel 3 smartphones at launch, and will become available for other Pixel smartphones by next month. Once again, everything happens on device, using AI. Notably, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are YouTube Signature devices. Another highlight feature is something called ‘Now Playing’, which is an always-on music identification feature. Google also announced that its Smart Compose feature will be coming to mobile first with the new Pixel smartphones.
Google has brought the Digital Wellbeing features of Android 9.0 Pie to the Pixel 3 lineup. You can now just flip your smartphone face down to turn on Do Not Disturb with the new ‘Shhh’ gesture. The Digital Wellbeing Dashboard shows you how much time you spend on different apps. You can set timers for how much time you want to spend on an app and more. There is a new Playground feature that lets users put stickers and captions on images. It comes with ‘Playmoji’ characters that react based on users’ facial expressions. The Pixel 3-Series handsets charge wirelessly with the Qi universal standard and fast with the Pixel Stand. The Pixel Stand can also turn the smartphones into a digital frame that displays your favourite albums from Google Photos while it charges.
Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are built with aluminium frame with hybrid coating, and apart from Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front to protect the display, the smartphones feature ‘soft-touch’ Gorilla Glass 5 on the back as well. Both come with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.