Pixel 3 launch event tipped for October 9 in NY

Gerardo Harmon
August 30, 2018

While there is still no certainty about the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL launch date, nearly everything about the Pixel 3 XL is known.

The new Android 9 Pie will be ship with the Pixel 3 XL this fall, but the latest mobile operating system is already rolling out to Google's current-generation Pixel phones.

Instead, the outlet says the Pixel 3 and the 3 XL will berevealed to the public at a special event in New York City on October 9, according to sources familiar with the matter. Well, that's just five days of delay from the previously expected launch date.

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Summing all leaks up, the Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a large, 6.7-inch OLED screen with a big notch that seems to annoy many people.

As far as optics go, the Google Pixel 3 XL, various leaks in the past have suggested that it will retain the 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.8 aperture.

But the latest from Bloomberg puts it on October 9 in NY, which gives Google about a month for iPhone 9 mania to die down before it takes the spotlight.

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The Google Pixel 3 XL appears to have been fully revealed in an unboxing video published on YouTube. There could also be a dual front-facing selfie camera, making for ideal bokeh background blur in shots.

The regular Pixel 3 hasn't experienced the same level of premature showcasing. This shouldn't be surprising since the Pixel 3 XL supports wireless charging. It offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage in the base variant. Details of the India launch of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL aren't known yet. The search giant declined to comment, but that timescale would fit with previous events.

The first-gen Pixel Visual chips, on the other hand, helped to enhance the quality of HDR images on the Pixel 2 devices by sharing the image processing functionalities with the main processor which is the Snapdragon 835.

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