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They will be sold in 11 other countries including the United States, Australia and Singapore, as well as Taiwan. When it picks up that everyone is looking at the phone and smiling, it snaps the picture.

In our hands-on preview of the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, we covered numerous new features Google announced on stage during its big press event. It's the first time Google has embraced the format, which Apple adopted past year with its ballyhooed iPhone X. The company on Tuesday introduced the Google Home Hub, a smart speaker with a display.

The camera, for instance, promises better low-light and close-up shots by using software to combine multiple shots taken in succession.

A glass panel in the rear confirms that the wireless charging facility will be available on these phones. Instead, Google uses software to mimic that effect. The latest photos of your kids are added to the album automatically.

64GB Google Pixel 3 $65 My Plan Flex 24-month leasing plan - handset repayments included; min. total cost $1,560 over 24 months. Callers are warned that they are talking to a robot and that a transcript would be made. It's not totally new to phones, but Google is very good with its bokeh effects and the chance to tweak the results will be appreciated. There's also a new "Home View" UI that gives a quick overview of your smart home hardware. The new Pixel is expected to have a similar "notch" design to the iPhone XS and a new sand colour. "It's mostly about convenience here".

As usual, the Pixel phones focus heavily on Google's search engine, maps, digital assistant and YouTube video service.

The fronts of the phones now have two separate cameras: an 8MP 28mm f/1.8 (35mm equiv.) standard one and an 8MP 19mm f/2.2 (35mm equiv.) wide-angle one. Google's custom wireless charging stand for the phones is another $80.

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Once you decide to display your old ID or not, you won't be able to adjust this after completing the online ID change process. The blog states that, "During the preview program, you will be able to change your online ID as many times as you want".

Regardless of which of the myriad options you opt for, the Pixel Slate is consistently priced higher than the Surface Pro 6, not a wise decision when you're the new entrant into a market that is dominated by a giant like Microsoft. Oh, and there's a fingerprint scanner on the side in the power button that utilizes Google's new Titan security chip.

Right off the bat, most of the hardware rumors are true. If you're wondering why Google didn't spend any time talking about the Chromecast on-stage during its announcement, it's probably because, well, there's not much to talk about.

However while the Portal is designed primarily for making video calls over Facebook Messenger, Google's device does not feature a camera at all.

Plus, it will respond to voice commands, just like the Google Home smart speaker.

Again, Google is attacking its rivals on price.

Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are already available for pre-order from Google's online store, and orders will begin shipping next Thursday, October 18th. The device can be charged by one USB-C with the cord included in the box at the same time as it outputs audio from its other USB-C.

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