The Google Pixel 3 in Ireland – What we know

The Google Pixel is the most high-end Android device available. With Google’s own heavily-optimised software and the best cameras in the smartphone business, it’s no wonder why their devices are coveted. The best part about the Google Pixel line of devices is the software, as that’s why their cameras are so good and the user experience is so crisp. As such, people are wondering when we’ll get to see the Google Pixel 3 released, and what to expect from it as well. Thanks to XDA-Developers, @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, we know what the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL will look like. We can also make a number of assumptions about the hardware on board.

The Google Pixel 3 XL has a huge notch

Source: XDA-Developers

First and foremost, that notch is huge. In fact, prior to the release of the latest version of Android, users noticed that a mysterious “double display cut-out” option was added to the developer settings. I think it’s pretty clear why that was added now, as the Google Pixel 3 XL’s notch is about twice the height of a regular one. It does feature dual front-facing cameras though, along with dual front-facing speakers. According to dimensions and renders released by @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, the Google Pixel 3 XL has a 6.2-inch display. It’s a slight step-up from last year’s model, but the bezels have been slimmed down so it should end up being around the same size. The display has an aspect ratio of 18:9, making it less wide to hold in the hand and a bit taller.

The regular Google Pixel 3 looks alright though

The Google Pixel 3.
Source: MySmartPrice and @OnLeaks

The regular Google Pixel 3 looks alright though with the bezels looking a whole lot smaller than last year’s model. The dual front-facing cameras appear to be present here as well, and we can expect to see the exact same camera hardware too. With a 5.4-inch display, it’s likely that the same goes here in terms of the overall size of the device. The exact same aspect ratio is present here too, meaning that it’s not quite as wide as last year’s model but will be a little bit taller.

Google Pixel 3 specifications and possible release date

While obviously nothing is confirmed yet, it’s not too hard to guess at what hardware will be present. We also know that Google will likely keep the same philosophy that has carried them so far. As such, we can assume that the Google Pixel 3 and the Google Pixel 3 XL will have the same specifications with minor downgrades in the screen resolution and battery size in the smaller variant.

Aside from that, we can only expect the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip, the company’s greatest SoC to date. Alongside that, 4GB of RAM is to be expected going off of previous releases. While manufacturers such as OnePlus and Xiaomi have been including 6GB and even 8GB of RAM in some of their smartphones, the Google Pixels have maxed out at 4GB. I really hope we see an increase though, as 4GB is cutting it fine in a lot of scenarios. It’ll certainly be able to run Fortnite though, if that’s what you’re into.

We can expect to see an AMOLED panel too, though from which manufacturer we don’t know. LG made the panels for the Google Pixel 2 XL and those proved problematic for numerous reasons.

As for when we can expect to see the Google Pixel 3, both the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel 2 released on October 4th in their respective years. It’s entirely possible that we’ll see an October 4th launch again, but there’s nothing stopping the company from changing that up. Still, there’s really no reason to assume why it won’t be sometime in October this year.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for any more information on the latest Google Pixel phones, and we’ll let you know if we come across anything! Of course getting one of these devices into Ireland can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be with AddressPal and Parcel Motel.

An Irish technology fanatic with a BSc in Computer Science. Lover of smartphones, cybersecurity, and Counter-Strike. You can contact me at adam.conway@irishtech.ie.
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