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Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3

Autumn normally brings big news in the way of tech, and this year we’ll be introduced to the new Pixel range from Google – so named the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Here’s the latest news following the October 9th launch.

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Release date

Google announced the Pixel 3 and 3 XL on October 9th, and while it’s almost certain to be released for November 1st it’s available for pre-order now.


In the UK, the Pixel 3 is priced at £739 for the 64GB version and £839 for the 128GB version.


The Pixel 3 keeps its two-tone rear, though unlike the Pixel 2 the outer shell is almost entirely made of soft-touch glass – this makes it capable of wireless charging and also improves its LTE connection capabilities.

The handset itself feels and looks smoother, its edges rounded compared to last year’s model, and it comes in three colours – ‘Just Black’, ‘Clearly White’, and ‘Not Pink’. The OLED screen measures at 5.5 inches, half an inch bigger than the Pixel 2.


In terms of features, the Pixel 3 comes without a headphone jack or a microSD slot, but does include a fingerprint sensor on the rear, and dual front-facing speakers – a feature becoming rarer with each generation of smart phones. We can also confirm the Active Edge technology, letting you bring up the Google Assistant by squeezing the phone’s sides.

The new Pixels also come with two 8MP selfie cameras, as well as the Pixel Visual Core – a chip that, alongside the 12.2MP rear camera and a feature called Top Shot, massively improves the phone’s photographic capabilities. The rear camera also has a Night Sight mode for taking pictures during darker hours, as well as image stabilisation and the ability to record 4k videos.

Technical specifications

The Pixel 3 has a pixel density of 443 ppi, lower than the 3 XL and other latest-generation smart phones. It comes with an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, clocking at 2.8GHz, as well as 4GB of RAM and a 2,915mAh battery.

If you can’t wait for the release day, you can start shopping around for available mobile deals now. By comparing tariffs on MoneySuperMarket, you’ll be able to see a number of options depending on the provider and manufacturer you want, and you can sort through deals by their tariff features and costs. Once you’ve found the right package, simply click through to the provider to finalise your choice.

Pixel 3 specs

Manufacturer Google
Operating System
Release Date
Sim Card Type
Accelerometer No
Proximity No
Compass No
Barometer No
Gyroscope No
Size & Weight
Form Factor
Thickness 0 mm
Size 0mm x 0mm x 0mm
Weight 0 g
Battery Type
Capacity mah
Standby hours
Talktime hours
Display Size inches
Screen Type
Resolution x inches
Pixels Per Inch ppi
Touch Screen Type
Processing power
CPU 0 mhz
Processor Cores Cores
Memory 0 MB
Internal Storage 32, 64, 128
External Storage No
Camera & Video
Primary Camera MP
Flash No
LED Flash
GEO Tagging No
Auto Focus No
Fixed Focus No
Touch Focus
Face Detection No
Smile Detection
Image Stabilisation No
Video Quality
2nd Camera MP
Wi-Fi No
Wi-Fi Hotspot No
Wi-Fi Direct No
Bluetooth No
Loudspeaker No