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Images and videos of the upcoming Pixel 3 devices paint a completely uninteresting picture

Both Pixels side by side. (Source: MySmartPrice)
Both Pixels side by side. (Source: MySmartPrice)
High-res factory-based CAD renders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. The latter sports an egregious notch, and both feature dual selfie cameras, a single rear camera, and a traditional fingerprint sensor at the back. It all just feels like an unmotivated refresh by Google, really.
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High-res renders and a 360-degree video of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. Going by the images, the Pixel 3 will not feature a notch. However, the larger Pixel 3 XL will opt for one. Both devices appear to sport dual selfie cameras, which is weird considering the fact that the rears of both house just the one sensor. There is a chance, however slim, that the second sensor shown is an ambient light sensor, though.

The Pixel 3 will sport a 5.4-inch 18:9 display, which puts it firmly into compact device territory—good news for lovers of smaller-sized devices. The Pixel 3 XL will opt for a 6.2-inch display, with the notch at the top likely taking the aspect ratio to something in the region of 19:9.

Both devices feature traditional fingerprint sensors at their backs, and also ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Going by what we've seen of the Pixel 3 devices, there isn’t much to be excited about. The design hasn’t seen a major overhaul, and there aren’t any new features. While we’re certain the camera performance will get even better, the Pixel 2 phones are already amazingly shooters, so that’s about par. This feels completely like a half-baked refresh by Google, and with the Galaxy S10 and devices like the LG V40 set to break boundaries, the Pixel 3 doesn’t look particularly impressive.

Of course, to the demographic looking for the smoothest possible flavor of Android—and consistent security patches—the Pixel 3 devices remain a no-brainer.

 

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Ricci Rox
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Ricci Rox, 2018-06-28 (Update: 2018-06-28)