Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Set for Today: How to Watch Live Event

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Launch Set for Today: How to Watch Live Event

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is set to launch today. The new Pixel 3 models are expected to run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. The Pixel 3 XL is rumored to come with a display notch, the Pixel 3 could come with a traditional design that won’t include a notch. Both new Google smartphones are found to have multiple color options, including Black, White, and a suspicious ‘Sand’ variant that could be close to the Pink color.

Where to watch Google Pixel 3 event

The Google Pixel 3 launch event is taking place in New York City. The event will begin at 11 am EST (8:30 pm IST). It will be live streamed on YouTube through the Made by Google channel, and you can catch it here:

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL price

Pre-orders for the new Pixel models expected to start right after the launch event. Official details will, of course, be revealed at the Google Pixel 3 launch event later today.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL specifications, features

The Google Pixel 3 will feature a 5.5-inch full-HD+ display, while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a 6.3-inch (1440×2880 pixels) QHD+ display. Both are expected to run Android 9.0 Pie and have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a dual selfie camera setup that will include two 8-megapixel sensors. On the back, the Pixel 3 XL is rumored to come with a 12.2-megapixel sensor. There could be features such as a dedicated Portrait mode and some selfie-focused improvements.


Unofficial preliminary specifications


Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE


Announced Exp. announcement 2018, October
Status Rumored


Dimensions 158 x 76.6 x 7.9 mm (6.22 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Build Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back
SIM Nano-SIM card & eSIM
– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)


Type P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 99.1 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~400 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– 100% DCI-P3 coverage


OS Android 9.0 (P)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630


Card slot No
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM


Single 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF & laser AF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps


Single 8 MP, f/2.2, 25mm (wide), 1/3.2″, 1.4µm
8 MP, depth sensor
Features Auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps


Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)


Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor


Non-removable Li-Ion 3430 mAh battery

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