Ignore even more phone calls with Google's 'call screen' feature

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The 128GB Pixel 3 XL, meanwhile, will sell for €1,059 ($1,215) in France.

The new phones will be available to pre-order from Thursday 11th October and will go on sale in the United Kingdom on Thursday 1st November.

The display on Pixel 3 stands at 5.5-inch and while compared to its larger sibling, it looks slightly toned down, which is understandable. The speakers are located on the front of the device, allowing a stereo experience with a custom designed audio profile to make sure the audio quality is always top notch.

Furthermore, Google has included the Google Camera app on the Pixel Slate, so the product can be used for photography too. However, both the phones are rated now at IP68 versus the IP67 of the Pixel 2. The rear is still divided into matte and glass portions, although the matte part of the phone is much smoother than before.

What's surprising is how few new truly exciting features the Pixel 3 XL actually has.

Google Home Hub can display YouTube videos and step-by-step recipes. 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.

You can purchase the Pixel 3 from the Google Store here. Our goal in testing this new capability within the Google Assistant is to provide another great resource (especially if you have a limited online presence) to help you reach a broader set of consumers, by making it easier for them to connect to your business. I'll thank you very much, Google, for reconsidering including either a dongle or the proper jack itself for the final release - unless of course you're suggesting that USB-C audio is, indeed, the only true way forward from here.

A new mode called Night Sight illuminates low-light shots nearly as if you'd used a flash, motion auto-focus delivers what looks like super-responsive object tracking. The primary thing to note is that Google has chose to stick with the single rear shooter of 12.2MP similar to the previous Pixel 2. Both are available first in English.

In any case, the only thing I care about is that Google doesn't make a repeat of past year where it burdened what was otherwise a cracking phone with a bad display. This year we have two new Assistant features coming to Pixel. Because of that, the focus of the Pixel 3 reveal was on the new features primarily, specifically those related to the camera. Imagine you're at dinner with family or in a meeting at work and a call from an unknown caller comes in. Users can then decide whether to pick up, respond by tapping a quick reply, or mark the call as spam and dismiss.

The Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL are due to be unveiled at an event in NY today, alongside a host of other hardware that will add to Google's smart home offering. This feature will initially be available later this year in New York, Atlanta, Phoenix and the San Francisco Bay Area to help people book restaurant reservations and will roll out to other United States cities in the future. They are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and wireless charging is included for the first time in a Pixel phone. Colors are Clearly White, Just Black, and Not Pink.

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