Pixel Stand hands-on: doing what Home Hub does with your Pixel 3

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The Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL are due to be unveiled at an event in NY today, alongside a host of other hardware that will add to Google's smart home offering.

Google has revealed two new Pixel smartphones at a special event in NY, finally confirming the slew of leaks that have appeared in recent weeks.

Google on Wednesday (Oct 10) announced it will bring both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones to Singapore for the first time from Nov 1.

The standard Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display - up from 5-inches on its predecessor - while the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch display, an increase of 0.3-inches from before.

The entry-level Pixel 3 is $150 more expensive than last year's model, starting at $799, while the Pixel 3 XS starts at $899. The only noticeable change at a glance is the sizable notch on the display. Correct! Pixel Stand can also turn these Pixel 3 devices into digital frames which means you can display your favorite photos on your phone.

"Instead, the Pixel 3 and XL shoot for premium specs but without the accompanying price tag".

Aside from its phones, Google also unveiled other hardware, including its own first tablet computer, the Pixel Slate. When your phone rings, you'll be able to summon Google Assistant with the tap of a button and have Duplex ask callers their name and objective.

Enter the Pixel Stand, which does exactly that.

The Google Pixel 3 is priced at ₹ 71,000 for the 64GB internal storage variant while 128GB variant is priced at ₹ 80,000. They also include an "accessory connector for Pixel Slate Keyboard". Because of that, the focus of the Pixel 3 reveal was on the new features primarily, specifically those related to the camera.

Google's demo also didn't include any out-loud sample of how calls between your phone's Google Assistant voice and a robo-caller's automated voice might sound.

Google Pixel 3L specifications There is not much difference in the specifications between the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3L. As far as the camera goes, both devices have a 12.2MP single-lens rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm. There is no headphone jack again on either of these two devices. If not, you can pick up the call or send a message like "I'll call you later". It starts at $599, with a complementary keyboard for $199 and a pen for $99.

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