Google Pixel 3 derided for notch by netizens

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Google is expected to unveil a new version of its Pixel smartphone on Tuesday, as the internet giant looks to keep pace with Apple and Samsung. So I was more than a bit perturbed when the Google Pixel C, introduced two years ago, was said to be Google's final Android tablet.

The Google Pixel 2 started at a price of around Rs 61,000 and the Pixel 3 is expected to be slightly higher than its predecessor.

This could suggest Google may focus heavily on the camera of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL today.

Google Pixel 3 series is expected to go official at an event on October 9.

The leaked photo showed the charging stand is primarily made up of one circular puck for the base, oval shape for the back of the stand. That's about double what the Pixel 3 XL will cost if a recent leak is correct.

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL are touted to be one of the worst kept secrets of the smartphone industry, with new leaks and rumours surfacing almost every week for the last few months.

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Both phones will be available in white, black, "mint", and a peachy-pink "Sand" colours. Dubbed Google Home Hub, the new AI-powered smart speaker will boast a display akin to the Amazon Echo Show. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will support wireless charging for the first time. With the Slate, Google appears to be unveiling a new Chromecast, wireless charger, and of course, its third generation Pixel phones.

The Engadget editor also mentions the single 12.2MP rear camera and dual 8MP front-facing camera on the Pixel device. It is no longer been listed on the website of the Google Store and the update to Android 9 Pie has also been denied for the tablet.

To recall, the Pixel 2 was launched in India at Rs. 61,000 for the 64GB model, while its 128GB model is priced at Rs. 70,000.

What are your thoughts regarding the Pixel Slate? It will reportedly be called Pixel Slate and can double as a lightweight and easily portable laptop. As the advert mentions a feature called Top Shot mode, which will notify users of closed eyes and other flaws while capturing selfies.

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