Google, along with its Pixel 3 has also launched the Pixel 3 XL in New York today. The phone is a bigger version of the former and has “that” notch on the top. As for the India launch, we can expect the device to be available from October 22 onwards. Google seems particularly excited about the Pixel launch in India and we’ll have to see the customer’s reaction to the same. The base variant of the Pixel 3 XL costs $899 and will be available for pre-order starting today. The Indian pricing of the Pixel 3 XL starts at Rs 83,000 for 64GB and Rs 92,000 for 128GB model.
Google Pixel 3 XL: specs and features
The Google Pixel 3 XL comes with a 6.3-inch QHD+ display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960p. The aspect ratio of the display is 18.5:9, thanks to the excruciatingly deep notch on the top. The presence of the notch doesn’t come as a surprise as we saw a plethora of renders and image leaks of the phone. For protection, the phone has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the top. The display comes with features like Always-on display, Now Playing, and HDR support. It is also IP68 water and dust resistant.
The Pixel 3 XL comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 and Pixel Visual Core. You’ll also get a 4GB of LPDDR4x RAM along with 64GB/128GB of ROM. About the camera setup, we have the same 12.2MP rear camera as the Google Pixel 3. The dual-pixel snapper on the back has an aperture of f/1.8 and features like Google Lens, OIS, EIS, Autofocus with dual pixel phase detection etc.
The main shooter is capable of taking 4K videos @30fps. The selfie snappers on the phone carry an 8MP + 8MP setup, placed on the notch. One of these is a wide-angle camera with an aperture of f/2.2 while the other is a normal one with an aperture of f/1.8. It has Autofocus with Phase Detection feature and can shoot videos at 1080p @30fps.
The Google Pixel 3 XL also runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie and Google Assistant. Battery-wise, the phone has an efficient 3430mAh capacity which will have you sorted for 7 hours on just 15 minutes of charge. The phone carries a support for 18W Fast Charging and Qi Wireless Charging, thanks to the glass back. The sensors include Active Edge, fingerprint reader (on the back), ambient light/ proximity sensor, Android Sensor Hub and Advanced x-axis haptics for sharper/defined response among the others. The phone still supports a single Nano SIM which can be a slightly difficult thing for India. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, NFC and Google Cast.
The Google Pixel 3 XL is also available in three colours – Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. The last one of these three is a completely new variant and it’d be interesting to see how it looks in reality. Are you ready for the Google Pixel 3 XL? Let us know in the comments section below. Stay tuned to Mr. Phone for more.