What’s New In The Google 2018 Launch Event?


At an event in NewYork on October 9th google launched Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL, Google Slate, Google Home Hub. Same as renders, pixel 3 doesn’t have a notch, whereas Pixel 3XL has a notch and curved edges. Also, Google Announced Successor to pixel book that launched last year and Google home hub an upgraded version of Google home with a screen.

google launched Pixel3, Pixel 3XL, Google Slate, Google Home Hub.

google launched Pixel3, Pixel 3XL, Google Slate, Google Home Hub.

Google Home Hub

Google Home Hub is an upgraded version of Google home. In google home, the google assistant answers your questions. In Google home hub google assistant answers your questions by showing and speaking relevant content. Google Home app gets completely redesigned so you can control all your home appliances form a simple dashboard. Just swipe down from the top on google home hub to get the simple dashboard.

Google home hub has new home dashboard with simplified interface
Google home hub has new dashboard with simplified interface 

when the Home Hub is Not in use you can use it as the picture frame, images from google photos will be displayed with the help of AI.


Google home hub comes with a 7 inches LCD touchscreen with a full-fledged speaker on the back. The home hub has 5.0 Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz/5Ghz) Wifi connectivity. Home hub comes in Four colors, Sand, Aqua, Chalk, Charcoal.

The home hub needs a constant power supply so it comes with a 15 Watt charger.

Google Pixel Slate

Google Pixel Slate is an upgraded version to pixel book with a 12.7-inch molecular display and fingerprint sensor on the power button. Google pixel slate is a tablet comes with an option to attach a keyboard.  Users need to buy the and pen separately.

Same as pixel book you can also install apps from play store. Fully functional Chrome browser is available rather than the android app for pixel slate to provide speed and security. It has a front and rear camera, both of 8MP.

Google Pixel slate has 6M pixels
Google Pixel slate has 6M pixels 

Pixel slates two front-firing speakers improve the sound quality. Pixel Slate available in Midnight color only.

The new keyboard for Google pixel slate comes with rounded and less noisy buttons and has a dedicated Google assistant button. This keyboard doesn’t require to charge separately and also glows in the dark.

New pixel slate with new attachable back light keyboard
New pixel slate with new attachable back light keyboard

Google pixel pen has an Aluminum rear body. Body and button at the front are made with Polycarbonate. Pixel pen has Polyester elastomer & glass-filled polycarbonate tip which gives a smooth slide on your screen and avoids scratches.

Google Pixel Pen

Google Pixel Pen

Google slate available in four variants 

Intel® Celeron® Processor4 GB /8 GB32GB/ 64GB$ 599
8th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 Processor8 GB64GB $ 799
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 Processor8GB128GB$ 999
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor16GB256GB$ 1599

Google slate will be available to the users later this year. Google provides free subscription of premium youtube tv for 6 months with the purchase of Google Pixel Slate.

Google Pixel 3

Finally, Google Pixel 3 launched on October 9th after so many leaks ahead of the launch. Same as the leaks the google pixel 3 device came without a notch and pixel 3 XL does come with a notch.

google is trying to hide the notch very hard in the launch.
Google tried very hard to hide the notch in the launch.

Display Features

Google pixel 3 features 5.5″ FHD+ flexible OLED display with 443 ppi at an aspect ratio of 18:9 with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. this display has the ability to show 16.77 million colors with a super contrast ratio of 100,000:1.

Google pixel 3 XL features 6.3″ FHD+ flexible OLED display with 523 ppi at an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 with Croning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.

Download google Pixel 3 Wallpapers and Live wall papers here

Pixel 3Pixel 3 XL
Fullscreen 5.5” displayFullscreen 6.3” display
FHD+ flexible OLED at 443ppiQHD+ OLED at 523ppi
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
Always-on displayAlways-on display
Now PlayingNow Playing
100,000:1 super contrast ratio100,000:1 super contrast ratio
Full 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colorsFull 24-bits depth or 16.77 million colors
True black levelTrue black level
HDR Support (UHDA certification)HDR Support (UHDA certification)


Both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL comes with a 12.2MP dual-pixel with an f1.8 rear camera. Autofocus and dual pixel phase detection present in the pixel phones helps to capture an unstable subject with great focus and quality. Videos can be recorded with great stabilization using both Optical and electronic image stabilization. Rear camera can record videos in 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps; 720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps; 4K @ 30fps

Rear Camera
12.2MP dual-pixel
Autofocus + dual pixel phase detection
Optical + electronic image stabilization
Spectral + flicker sensor
f/1.8 aperture
Field of view: DFoV: 76°


Pixel 3 phones come with Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 processor at a clock speed of 2.5GHz + 1.6GHz, 64Bit Octa-Core with Adreno 630 GPU.  The Titan Security chip, called Titan M, is integrated into the Pixel 3’s secure boot process and is used to secure the lock screen, strengthen disk encryption, and protect the integrity of the operating system. Pixel Visual Core™ helps to shoot excellent photos just with a single camera.

Pixel 3 phones come with a 4GB LPDDR4x RAM with 64/128GB with non-expandable storage.


Small pixel comes with 2915  mAh battery and the big one comes with 3430 mAh battery. both support 18W fast charging, Qi wireless charging. Android pie can give better battery enhancement to pixel phones.

Artificial Intelligence

Google has integrated AI in every part of the phone. Now google assistant can answer your calls, enhance your images, you can also shop for products just by scanning photo and translates without an internet connection.

google lens integrated directly to pixel devices.

Topshot in pixel 3 can shoot a series of photos and suggests the perfect picture. Night sight can also take pictures in the night with improved lighting.

Google can shoot pictures at night.

Pricing and Availability

India prices of the Pixel 3:

₹71,000 (Pixel 3 64GB)
₹80,000 (Pixel 3 128GB), 
₹83,000 (Pixel 3 XL 64GB)
₹ 92,000 (Pixel 3 XL 128GB)

On the purchase of pixel devices google offers free YouTube music for six months.

You can pre-order Pixel Phones from 11 th October on Flipkart