Now that many of the major smartphone launches in the Android world this year, save the Galaxy Note 9, are out of the way, we can focus more on the upcoming Pixel smartphones. There have been a lot of solid rumours and leaks that have been making the rounds on the internet regarding the design and camera hardware of the Pixel smartphones.
The latest Android P beta has obviously been released on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL devices. A major change that has caught everyone’s eye is the support for a display cutout in the software settings of the device.
More so, it seems that since the time Apple iPhone X and its famous notch was released, many of the global smartphone makers, especially the Chinese, have moved ahead to replicate the notch design on their phones as well. Quite clearly this has forced Google’s hand to make the Android P notch-friendly.
To start with the Pixel 3 design rumours, let’s have a look at the supposedly new HTC expertise in the new Pixel smartphones. Google has been teaming up with multiple OEMs to make its Nexus and Pixel devices but this year it will make all its devices in-house.
As many reports have already pointed out, The Pixel 3 XL will most probably have a notch at the top so as to make the screen bigger with respect to the body of the smartphone. The Google Pixel 3 which is the smaller of the two devices will apparently have a look which is quite similar to the Pixel 2 and this means that it will not include the notch or edge-to-edge look.
The fingerprint scanner on the Pixel devices worked very well to begin with but it seems like Google will be making use of the face recognition technology in its devices.
In terms of the internal hardware, there looks to be no information which happens to be currently available which will confirm the amount of RAM or the storage tiers of the Pixel 3 smartphones, however, there seems to be no doubt that they will have a notable upgrade on the previous year’s Pixel smartphones.
The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL had 4 GB of RAM along with 64 GB or 128 GB of storage, but it would seem that the Pixel 3 could give us somewhere around 6 GB of RAM, as is seen on most flagships of the year.
The front of the device will be hosting two front-facing cameras while the back of the Pixel 3 will still have a single camera system. That hardly seems to be a complaint since the Pixel 2 is considered as the best camera phone in the market right now. The Pixel smartphones will launch somewhere in October.