It’s not even been six months since the launch of the Google Pixel 2 and people are already talking about the Google Pixel 3. There are people talking about Pixel 3 rumors everywhere! And thanks to many leaks we have had so far, there’s a lot that we already know about the soon to be launched phone.
Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL proved that Google could not only make good software but excellent hardware too. The cameras packed on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL probably are one of the finest shooters even today.
With that said, it looks like Google has already begun the development of the successor, the Google Pixel 3. The Google Pixel 3 will be the first phone to run Android P, which is now only available as a developer preview.
Google Pixel 3 Rumored Features and Specification
Let’s start with the rumored specs of the device. The phone is said to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, the best performing SoC in the market now. And it makes sense too. It’s predecessor, the Pixel 2 used the Snapdragon 835 SoC which was the top-of-the-line SoC at the time.
This year around, Google might, however, bump the RAM capacity from 4GB to 6GB while keeping the internal storage the same as before, i.e. either 64GB or 128GB.
Unsurprisingly, the phone will also retain its IP67 weather resistant rating. And let’s hope, we will get wireless charging this time around. The lack of wireless charging on the Pixel 2 definitely was a big disappointment.
Google’s Pixel 3 will also feature an upgraded camera but a dual camera setup is unlikely. There’s a rumor that Google will be improvising on the software this year rather than upgrading the hardware technology.
One of the other Pixel 3 rumors suggest that the 3 will also be the first phone will ship with Android P out of the box.
When it comes to pricing, the new Pixel 3 can be expected to launch for $650 whereas the XL variant can be expected to launch for $750.
Google Pixel 3 Mini?
There is some mention of Google Pixel 3 Mini, I highly doubt if that’s going to happen. Google killed the low-budget pure Android smartphone dream with the Nexus 5 and I doubt we will see something like that ever again.
What we want to see
The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL, even today, are solid phones. But that’s not to say they are without any flaws.
This is what we want to see on the Google Pixel 3:
1) Wireless Charging
If there’s one thing that we want to desperately see this year, it has to be the wireless charging feature. It’s there now on most of the flagship phones and not having it on the Pixel 3 will be a big disappointment.
2) Better Display
Sure, Google made a good decision deciding OLED was the future of displays for smartphones. However, deciding to partner with LG for the display was not that good of a decision.
The LG sourced display panels weren’t all that great and that’s something no one would like to see on the Pixel 3. Samsung makes the best display panels and sourcing from them will probably be the best option.
3) Return of the Micro-SD Card
Google Pixel 3 is unlikely to pick a Micro-SD card but this is something we would love to see. Hey, Google is all about freedom after all, isn’t it so?
4) Dual Cameras
People already know that Google makes one of the best cameras on any smartphone. How can they make it better? Slap in another one!
Adding a telephoto or a wide-angle lens will be a great addition to the phone. An extra lens will definitely help produce amazing shots using the Pixel 3.
There is a lot to look for with the upcoming Pixel device. Hopefully, Google will knock it out of the park with its upcoming flagship.