Today in New York City Google debuted 3 new amazing devices in its morning press conference; the new “Google Pixel 3” and the “Pixel 3 XL”, a gorgeous tablet with optional keyboard named the “Pixel Slate”, and lastly an interactive Google Home Display that goes by “The Google Home Hub”.
These new products from Google are key to the company as they represent their 20th anniversary in the business and their aptitude for Artificial Intelligence. Within the Pixel 3, The Pixel Slate, and the Home Hub, Google has inserted its most sophisticated Google Assistant that should ultimately get us closer to shouting commands at our technological products. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.
According to various first hands-on accounts, the new Google Pixel 3 is amazing! Yes both sizes still have that annoying notch up top, but they ultimately offer some of the best photographic tech among smartphones and a higher quality feel than previous models. Google and multiple hands-on reviews have already posted about the more premium feel the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL offer. The increase in price probably echoes this upgrade in quality from the previous generation.
The Pixel has constantly been noted as one of the best photographic smartphones, but with the introduction of an amazing low-light mode and an adjustable wide angle selfie mode, the Google Pixel is sure to set new standards among mobile devices.
— Google (@Google) October 9, 2018
According to Google, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will have the capability to adjust both the wide and tight look of selfie shots. This is a very big deal because no longer will you have to use those banned selfie-sticks or ask your friend with the freakishly long arms to snap a photo. On the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL there will be a slider the allows you to simply increase the wideness of the shot or decrease it for a tighter image.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will come in 3 different colors; “Just Black”, Clearly White”, and “Not Pink”. As mentioned before the phones do carry a higher price tag than last years version and will retail for $799 for the Pixel and $899 for the Pixel 3 XL. All phones are available for pre-order now with special shopping events popping up in NYC, Chicago, and San Francisco.
While the Pixel 3 was the highlight of the event, the Pixel Slate tablet and the Google Home Hub are also worth mentioning. However, as of the writing of this article, very few details and feedback exist about the two devices. Aside from initial quality and feel/touch compliments, it will be a while before the tech community starts using these two new Google products and begins sharing some useful feedback.
The Google Pixel Slate will be sold with a separate backlit keyboard and stylus pen. The tablet will start at $599 while the keyboard will retail for $199 and the Pixelbook Pen will set you back $99. No release info is available at the moment but should you be interested in the tablet you can join the waitlist here.
Additionally you can also pre-order the Google Home Display here. It will be available for $149 and it aims to simplify control for your connected home and become another wonderful extension for your Google Assistant network.
Speaking for myself personally, I strongly believe the Google Pixel 3 will be an outstanding device given its latest photographical tech and updated AI. If these devices are to represent Googles prowess in the tech industry they should be able to live up to and perhaps surpass our standards. Cheers Google and here’s to another great 20 years!