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Pixel 3 XL with wireless charging and all-glass build – Is this all-glass industry era?

    Unfortunately, those old memories of powerful and nostalgic feeling of flagship mobile phone with strong presence of impressive designs such as metallic panel, polycarbonate shell, anodized-aluminum unibody iconic design are slipping through the subway channels. Google Pixel 3 XL embraces all-glass design!

    The third-generations of Google Pixel phones, Pixel 3 and Pixels 3 XL Android Smartphones skipped the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL aluminum design for all-glass design. The complete front and back design are accepted by major phone maker due to the supportive measure of integrating Qi Wireless charging.

    Glass design is always considered fragile, probably, that was the reason Apple decided to skip the design for a very long period of time. But 2017 marks a new change of story from Apple with their insight on iPhone series, beginning from the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X, with all glass design. The answer to that, “Apple has always been slow and loafer to new innovations”

    Of course, Glass design smartphones are gorgeous, shiny and flawless but what about the costs, when it falls down? Building plastic back on Smartphone totally depends on the material used, what about using a high-end premium, strong and impeccable engineering polycarbonate shell. It will not only look attractive but low-priced.

    Google Pixel 3 XL Specs

    *. Display: 6.3-inch FHD+ OLED display with 2960 x 1440p
    *. Processor: Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz and 1.6GHz, 64Bit octa-core)
    *. RAM: 4GB
    *. Storage: 64GB, 128GB internal storage
    *. Cameras:
    – Back camera: 12.2-megapixels back camera
    – Front camera: dual 8 megapixels, 8 megapixels(wide)
    *. IPX8 Water protection
    *. Dimension: 6.20 x 3.00 x 0.30
    *. Battery: 2,915mAh via USB-C and wireless charging

    The Pixel 3 XL arrives with a ergonomics 6.3-inch OLED display with 2960 x 1440p and definitely, the screen is significantly improved over previous year’s screen. And it is a direct competition with the Pixel 2 XL with 5.5’inches. The design is still the same with the Pixel 3.

    The power house is identical, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (2.5GHz and 1.6GHz, 64Bit octa-core), 4GB RAM, 64GB, 128GB internal storage, and runs on the latest Android 9 Pie operating system. And it is rated IPX8 for water resistance, support wireless charging.

    But the 3,430mAh battery capacity is unfortunately smaller than the Pixel 2 XL with 3,520mAh, this is quite devastating. However, Google are so good at camera, that the back 12.2-megapixel camera on Pixel 3 XL is impressive, with the help of last and present generations of Pixel phones, Google got the legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz to switch from iPhone to Pixel.

    The Revolutionized Camera

    The cameras on the phone is conspicuous, featuring a two 8-megapixels, one regular camera sensor and the other, a wide-angle selfie snapper and supports portrait mode. The Pixel 3 XL is specially made to access a wide-angle lens for a feature Google is calling Group Selfie Cam.

    While the back camera holds a 12-megapixel camera lens, which arrives with virtually all AI-enhancements such as Top Shot, which picks out the best image: Photobooth, which detects smiles, funny faces and takes images. Others includes Super Res Zoom, Night Sight feature for taking superb clear shots.

    “They come at the intersection of AI, software and hardware working together,” he said. “This approach is what makes Google’s hardware experience so unique and it unlocks all kinds of helpful benefits.”

    It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM, Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers. Google’s third-generation of Pixel phone, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, are the company costliest Smartphones right now. And it is now available for preorder, in US, UK.

    The price of Pixel 3 XL with 64GB storage cost $899 / £869 and the Pixel 3 XL 128GB storage goes for $999. Buyers will get six months of free YouTube Music service. The Pixels will officially launch on October 18th while UK can preorder now with phones arriving Nov. 1. More markets will be added Nov. 1.