We are just hours away from the official launch of the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Most phones suffer from leaks in the days and weeks prior but the Pixel 3 has to be the most leaked device in recent times, just a few days ago a local shop in Hong Kong managed to get their hands on the device and have provided a full hands on. This is following the many weeks of leaks and rumours leading to today.
The only surprise we may get is the Google Pixel Mini which has been recently rumoured to launch. As far as the standard two models go the following is a brief summary of what will be launched later on today:
- Pixel 3 XL: 6.3-inch, 2960 x 1440, 18.5:9 aspect, notch
- Pixel 3: 5.5-inch, 2160 x 1080, 18:9 aspect, no notch
- 12.2-megapixel rear camera w/ laser autofocus + dual pixel phase detection
- 8.1-megapixel front camera, f/1.8 aperture
- Active Edge
- Wireless charging support
- Snapdragon 845
- 6GB of RAM
With all the information available online, it is good to look back on how Google and its ambitious plan to enter the mobile market has evolved over the years. The first piece of hardware released by Google was the HTC G1 ten years ago this month, this wasn't followed up for over a year when the original Nexus One was released, and we have then seen yearly launches of Google-branded phones. The main selling point of Google-branded phones has always been the latest version of Android with no modifications, and regular updates.
The following infographic shows the full history of the phones released by Google