The Pixel 3 XL here is expected to launch with quite a number of features that may raise your eyebrows. Not only does the new Google Pixel 3 XL feature an IR illuminator for face unlock, but it also features real-time 3D construction of buildings thanks to everything they picked up from Project Tango. In addition to that, similar to HTC’s U12 Plus, the Pixel 3 XL would lack any mechanical buttons. Instead, the phone is said to rely on touch buttons that are set to replace the usual mechanical buttons on the Pixel 3 XL. Furthermore, the device is said to feature a stereo dual speaker setup for folks who really care about the audio quality on their devices.
Given the details we’ve obtained so far regarding the features coming to the Pixel 3 XL, it’s interesting to see how much leaks and renders dictate the final product. So far, we’ve seen a number of images that dictate what the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may look like. The Pixel 3 XL would feature a notch on top. In contrast, the smaller Pixel 3 would not feature a notch. However, the Pixel 3 would feature a forehead and a chin for those who care about those front-facing speakers.
Regarding the camera capabilities, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are going to stick to their guts and feature a single camera setup this year again. Just like last year, Google would be relying on the camera’s AI capabilities to enhance the images taken with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Given that the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL set the standards for smartphone photography, it’s only likely that Google may want to stick with their prowess with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
In addition to the usual camera improvements, this year’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL would focus a ton more on the AR capabilities of the phones, similar to what Apple has been doing with their iPhones for the past few years now.
What’s left to be seen is how Google intends to compete with Apple’s current lineup of devices rather than Samsung right now. Apple has simply challenged Google at their own game as the new iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR come with machine-learning camera enhancements, something that Google has been conquering the smartphone game with for a while now.
Since most of these leaks are suspected to become official announcements within the next week or two, keep your eyes peeled as the leaks mill doesn’t stop rolling.
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