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Google Chromecast 2018 listed on Flipkart for Rs 3,499, launch seems imminent

Google Chromecast 2018 listed on Flipkart for Rs 3,499, launch seems imminent

You can swipe down from the top-left corner of the screen to enter the app switcher, from where it's easy to drag an app to the left or right edges and enter a split-screen view.

The third generation of Pixel phones, which was also unveiled Tuesday at an event in NY, features screens that span from one edge to another. The phones' new all glass and metal design is sleek and lightweight, the displays are lovely despite the big bezels that are still present on both models, and the camera continues to be a stand-out feature for Google this year. But here's the thing-not everything launched at the event will come to India.

The Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch 18:9 screen with a 1080 x 2160 resolution.

The Google Pixel 3 XL is priced at $899 for 64GB and $999 for 128GB while the Note 9 128GB is priced at $1099.

More news: Samsung Galaxy A9 goes official with four rear cameras

In case you want to gift a device or want to pick up one for yourself, remember that pre-orders for both the smartphones begin from October 11, with sales starting from November 1. Executives even lined up photos taken with Apple's new iPhone XS with ones shot on the Pixel 3 to bolster Google's claims that it's got the best phone camera on the market. The Note 9 has 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 512GB internal storage with microSD card support for almost unlimited storage. The smaller model is also getting a better battery, while the Pixel 3 XL has a slightly smaller one. These and many such questions have been doing the rounds for a while now, We got our hands on the Pixel 3 for a short while and here is what we made of it in our first impressions. "Processing the call details on-device means these experiences are fast, private to you, and use up less battery", Google says.

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. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and wireless charging is included for the first time in a Pixel phone. The keyboard attachment will be sold separately for an extra $199 and the PixelBook Pen is available for an extra $99. There are new Pixel phones, a smart display, and a new Chrome OS tablet. The device includes double front-facing speakers, supposed to output really good sound. As far as the camera goes, both devices have a 12.2MP single-lens rear camera with a f/1.8 aperture and 1.4μm. It comes with YouTube support, integrated with Google Assistant voice control, and supports Google's Voice Match feature, allowing multiple different users' voices to set reminders, pull up calendars and more.

Other new camera features include a Photobooth mode (AI that snaps photos when it detects facial expressions), selective color mode, a Playground mode for playful photos (with stickers and captions), and super smooth video (with Motion Auto Focus and front-facing video stabilization).

Another highlight of the tablet is the Split screen that is integrated for smooth multitasking and Google Assistant. Unlike those speakers, the Hub has a display to show you useful information.


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