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From there you can either answer the phone or mark the call as spam.

Google, which has never won raves for the look and feel of its phones, also deserves credit for figuring out how to offer a glass design in a matte finish.

If there was one thing that came out of Google's hardware launch today, it was that the internet goliath is willing to pay a lot of money to others in order to push into the market. Its own aspect ratio is 18.5:9.

With all of that being said, the new keyboard actually looks pretty slick.

At its Made by Google event in NY a few hours ago, the Palo Alto giant unveiled its latest flagship smartphones, featuring the best of the company's AI and imaging technologies. The phones will be available for sale from November 1, 2018.

Nearly all the technical details of the phones had been leaked before the event, but Google did unveil some clever new software features.

The company's Android software has gone from being an also-ran to the brains of most of the world's smartphones and Google topped Amazon.com Inc in smart speaker sales in recent quarters. 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. Top Shot Top Shot also utilizes this hardware mechanism to make sure you always capture the right moment.

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What is new in the Pixel 3 is wireless charging. "AI really changes things quite a bit". We will be testing the camera of Pixel 3 in detail and compare it with competition as well. Google says the front-facing speakers, combined with the lovely display, is supposed to provide the best entertainment experience, and so the company is giving away 3 months of free YouTube TV with the Pixel Slate. Avoiding the temptation to load the back of the phone up with cameras, the Pixel 3 sticks to one camera on the rear that promises to be more potent than the last.

There are a bunch of new camera features such as Top Shot - an AI system that takes multiple pictures and selects the one where everyone is at their best (eyes open, smiling etc.). It's not totally new to phones, but Google is very good with its bokeh effects and the chance to tweak the results will be appreciated.

Google's demo also didn't include any out-loud sample of how calls between your phone's Google Assistant voice and a robo-caller's automated voice might sound. There's the regular 8-megapixel selfie camera that's now joined by a second wide-angle front camera.

For example, we reviewed Loop a year ago: a standalone portable screen that connected up various digital services and let you communicate with others.

The front camera has been spruced up to cover a wider angle when making video calls.

IDC analyst Ramon Llamas said the Pixel 3 doesn't break new ground on hardware, but "software is a different story". The most exciting productivity-focused app Google announced at its event was Adobe Acrobat, allowing users to create PDF files. To get the basic specifications of the phones out of the way, the display sizes of the OLED screens on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are 5.5 inches and 6.3 inches respectively.

For those wanting a compact powerful device, the Pixel 3 certainly will be that. Though we would be able to make a full comment on it only in our final review.

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