The Google Pixel 3 is said to come with a slew of new features including an all-new Android P operating system and 18:9 display. Read on to learn more about this upcoming device.Read more
Although Google hasn’t yet announced its plan of releasing the Pixel 3, there already have been concept renders and rumors about the device circulating on the internet, providing juicy tidbits to keep Android aficionados in the Philippines interested. Here’s what to expect from Google’s alleged upcoming flagship – the Pixel 3.
The first two Pixel smartphones – the Google Pixel and Pixel 2 had October release dates, the former was launched in 2016, the latter in 2017. Based on this launch schedule of the previous Pixel mobile phones, it’s safe to say that the Pixel 3 will likely arrive in October this year.
In the past two years, Google released two editions of the Pixel – one is the core version called the Pixel, and the other is the upsized Pixel XL. Now, rumors suggest that Google will have three versions for the Pixel 3 – two of these will be premium models and the third will be an upgraded version of one of their current devices. It does seem like Google is following the footsteps of Apple in the previous years when it released the premium iPhone 7 series (iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) together with the iPhone SE which is a miniaturized iPhone 6s.
Google’s last two Pixel mobile phones debut with the latest versions of the Android operating system – the Android O. Although there’s only a small number of devices that run this latest operating system at the moment, since Google is in charge with their own software, it’s possible that it will integrate a brand-new operating system into the Pixel 3 which is the Android P. According to some reports from the rumor mill, the Android P will focus more on its Google Assistant feature.
Most Android manufacturers these days prefer to equip their devices with Qualcomm processors. In order to go head to head with flagship phones from top brands like Apple and Samsung, Google is said to integrate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip into the Pixel 3. The device will also come with a 6 GB of RAM to back up this impressive processor, giving the Pixel 3 a lot of horsepower to keep up with the competition.
The 18:9 aspect ratio has become an increasingly popular trend among flagship devices including Pixel smartphones. The Pixel 2 XL, for instance, has an 18:9 aspect ratio which the Pixel 3 is expected to follow suit. Aside from that, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL could probably get an OLED panel, with the display having an “always-on” feature to present notifications even the device is in standby.
Much like its latest smartphones, Google may retain the single-camera setup on the Pixel 3. But there’s a good chance that it could come with a dual camera setup. Another feature we can expect from Pixel 3’s camera is the optical image stabilization which enhances image and video quality.