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Pixel 3 XL On Sale In Hong Kong Ahead Of Launch

10 October 2018, 06:02 | Cameron Gross

Someone bought Google's new Pixel 3 XL smartphone in Hong Kong 3 days before its official unveiling

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"This approach is what makes Google's hardware experience so unique and it unlocks all kinds of helpful benefits", Osterloh said.

The first Pixel phones were well received at launch, with praise directed at their attractive design and innovative features.

In terms of design and build, both phones are modest upgrades over their predecessor, with major changes reserved for the internals. Since it was the start for the search giant into the smartphone segment, the phones were impressive especially with the cameras and Google's stock Android. The display may an aspect ratio of 3:2, and have multi-touch and stylus support.

Google's smartphones are targeted at the premium end of the market and have proved pretty popular among Australian consumers despite their high price tag. Google is making the whole show available online through its YouTube channel so everyone at home can follow along.

Join us October 9, at 11am ET, when Google will take the wraps off its 2018 hardware lineup. Google has specified how many Pixel units the company has shipped so far. It will be available in two screen sizes - the smaller 5.5 inch Pixel 3 and the larger 6.3 inch Pixel 3 XL.

Evan Blass tweeted a press image collection of both phones, from front, side and rear and in all the expected colours. The site claims that Google considered calling this feature Super Selfies.

Cameras enthusiasts are also expecting the Pixel to finally adopt a dual-camera setup. The big reveal event for the device is on Tuesday, October 9th, but for weeks now we've gotten early looks at the design, specs, and features.

Google may have just killed its failed social media platform Google+, but on Tuesday, the company looked to the future by announcing a slate of new products. Last year, Google invested billions of dollars in LG Display to speed up production at its factories. Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor will power the phone.

We're also still not sure about a few things regarding the tablet. According to leaks, Google has been working on a new 2-in-1 tablet to take on the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab series.

Google also introduced a wireless charger for the phone called Pixel Stand, which is to sell for $79. The versatile tablet runs Chrome OS. However, interested customers can buy the device unlocked directly from Google or through Project Fi.

This is going to be another smart speaker from Google which is set to launch in the upcoming event. Another noticeable feature the device has is Active Edge. That's a question that we'll have to wait a bit longer to answer, but what we can do right now is show you some of our first camera samples with Google's newest Android flagships!

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