What is Google Pixel 3 XL?
Google Pixel 3 XL is the larger of the two flagship phones from Google in 2018. As you may already know the primary difference with the larger 3 XL model is that the display larger, has a notable display cutout (otherwise known as a notch), and the phone itself is bigger. Functionally and specs-wise, the two phones are going to be almost exactly the same.
Google Pixel 3 XL – Features
The Google Pixel 3 XL is a moderate upgrade over its predecessor, the Pixel 2 XL. It of course brings Android 9 Pie, which itself has many upgrades, but that software is also coming to all other Google Pixel owners.
The new Android 9 Pie OS brings design changes, the new gesture-based navigation system (which may be the default on the Pixel 3 for the first time), a handy screenshot editor tool, AI-powered brightness and battery features, a completely overhauled multitasking screen, and Digital Wellbeing.
On the hardware side of things, we expect to see the return of the Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor and the squeezable Active Edge to activate the Google Assistant. This year, though, the Pixels will finally add wireless charging to the mix — as well as a dock called the Pixel Stand to support that.
Google Pixel 3 XL – Release Date
Google Pixel 3 XL is expected to launch on October 9th at the Made by Google 2018 event. Pre-orders will likely go live soon after, and the device will likely begin shipping before the end of October.
Google Pixel 3 XL – Specs
The Google Pixel 3 XL, like its smaller sibling, packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, an Adreno 630 GPU, 4GB RAM, and a 3,430 mAh battery. The display is likely to have a resolution of 2960×1440, although benchmark tests as of yet aren’t totally clear on what the exact size of the display will be given the large notch.
It’s not clear which storage tiers the phone will launch with, but we know for sure that there are models with both 64GB (the majority) and 128GB of storage space (one sole unit). The phone has stereo speakers, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE, Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, eSIM, GPS, GLONASS, proximity and ambient light sensor, and other sensors.
As far as the cameras go, there’s nothing all too surprising when it comes to hardware. We expect that the back shooter will be a 12.2MP shooter, while the two front shooters will both be 8.1-megapixels — one being wide angle.
Google Pixel 3 XL – Where to buy
Google Pixel 3 XL will be available from the Google Store, and likely many retailers that we know sell its older siblings. The Pixel 2 and 2 XL were available at the Google Store, via Project Fi’s website, at Verizon stores, at Best Buy, and at various other online outlets. You should expect the same with the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL.
Google Pixel 3 XL – Price
We don’t know the official pricing for the Google Pixel 3 XL, but we expect it may be similar to that of the Pixel 2 XL, which started at $849 USD.