Google’s new Pixel Stand charger is quietly brilliant

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL roundup: All the leaks and rumours in one place Slideshow

While most of the details of the Pixel 3 were leaked well ahead of time, here is a look at everything the company announced. At least the Pixel 3 still offers a generous 5.5-inch display size, so users aren't necessarily sacrificing too much in going down a size if the notch on the Pixel 3 XL is too much of an eye-sore to overcome. The Home Hub is basically a Google Home speaker with a display in the front.

Google uses the phones to highlight what it considers to be best features of its Android operating system, while challenging Apple and Samsung with a device tailored for affluent consumers.

Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Google Pixel 3 comes with 4GB RAM.

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Obviously, the Pixel 3 XL has a larger 3430 mAh battery while the Pixel 3 opts for a 2915 mAh battery and both support wireless charging.

Google's managing director for APAC Hardware Partnerships Martin Geh revealing the smartphones' prices as well as the wireless charging Pixel Stand. For example, you can turn down a smart thermostat in one room, and turn your music up on a Google Home device in another, all on the Home Hub screen. The Google Pixel Stand will be available in India for ₹6,900 and will be up for pre-orders along with the smartphones.

Instead of working with one telco to launch its latest Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones, the tech giant will be making the phones available via Singtel and StarHub from Nov 1.

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Although the surfaced keyboard shows off circular keys (which matches a short video from Chrome Unboxed from last month) that has a physical connector, and which features a dedicated Google Assistant key, but was rumoured to come with square keys, which can be connected to the tablet via Bluetooth.

The Pixel line-up is known for its AI-enabled camera performance and Pixel 3 and 3 XL take it a bit further. Google has sold an estimated 7 million Pixels over the past two years, nearly imperceptible next to the 3.6 billion phones shipped during that time, according to the research firm International Data Corp. The display offers a way to see your schedule at a glance and while also give the user control of their connected home.

Pixel Slate starts at $599 and you would need to spend $199 to purchase the keyboard. You can pick the device up in four colors.

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