Liveblog: Google’s Pixel 3 launch event at 11am ET Tuesday, October 9

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Rumours now point to a 5.5 inch screen for the Pixel 3 and 6.7 inch screen on the XL.

With the upgraded specs and added water-resistant capabilities, these were the most successful smartphones in 2017 on par with the Apple's iPhones and the camera along with Google's machine learning and AI capabilities is still believed to be the best camera on a smartphone till date. The Google Pixel 2 ran on the older Snapdragon 835 chip, but Qualcomm says its latest version is 25 per cent faster - which means the Pixel 3 could be noticeably more powerful. Yes, that's right, rather than seeing more information regarding the third generation Pixel phone - and let's face it, is there anything else we really need to know thanks to all the leaks - we're seeing Google's newest Chrome OS tablet/laptop. This time, according to Winfuture.de, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL will be manufactured by Foxconn Subsidiary FIH mobile, which also makes the Nokia phones for HMD Mobile. Sadly no headphone jack for those who prefer it but they do supply a free adaptor for USB Type-C to 3.5 mm jack and as well as a headphone with a Type-C connector.

The back plastic panel is replaced with matte glass that in turn is created to support wireless charging. Out of the box it came running Android 9.0 Pie, with Active Edge enabling gestures like squeezing the sides of the phone to perform actions. You just have to turn this feature on and the phone will be the one deciding when to take the photo automagically based on several parameters, like smiles, people looking at the camera, amusing faces, winking, and whatever the AI thinks is good photo material.

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The back of the Pixel 3 phones are expected to be entirely glass, with the bottom half once again coated in a matte paint to give it that two-tone look. The smaller Pixel 3 smartphone is packed with a 5.5-inch FHD+ OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio. One of the modes is the Top Shot - which when activated recommends the best photo after the photo is being taken by capturing multiple shots of the same photo. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, starts at ₹83,000 ($1,120) for the 64GB variant, and goes up to a mind-blowing ₹92,000 ($1,242) for the 128GB storage variant.

So, which of the devices are you excited the most? They also feature 10W Qi wireless charging.

The new flagship smartphones are packed with bigger displays, better cameras, and better processors. Additionally, this model had 4GB of RAM, though Engadget predicts that there will be a variant with 6GB of RAM. The phone supports single SIM, the body is water - and possibly dust - proof with IPX8 rating. Having said that, we would like to know your thoughts on this. Imagine you're at dinner with family or in a meeting at work and a call from an unknown caller comes in.

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