Google Unveils Smartphones, Other Devices at ‘Made by Google’ Event

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Google Unveils Smartphones, Other Devices at 'Made by Google' Event
Google unveils new range of devices

Days after announcing the shutdown of its struggling social network, Google+, Google unveils its new line of Pixel devices at its ‘Made by Google’ media event yesterday. The new devices include a set of Google Pixel phones, Chromecast, Pixel Slate and other devices.

The global tech giant which celebrated its 20th year recently, used its “Made by Google”  event to exhibit its range of hardware and cutting-edge gadgets.

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

Currently Google’s flagship smartphone devices, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL are not only exceptional Android devices, they also rival the best of Apple and Samsung. Both devices come with larger screen-to-body ratio than their predecessors (Pixel 2 and 2 XL). The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch OLED display while Pixel 3 XL comes equipped with a 6.3-inch OLED display.

Both devices also come with 4gb RAM, water resistance and wireless charging feature. The camera (arguably the second most important feature of smartphones after storage space) does not disappoint as users of both devices would have access to 2 front-facing camera of 12-megapixel camera lenses. They also have the same main camera of 12.2-megapixel with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) which captures better wide-angle selfies, hands-free selfies, better night shots, and better motion pictures.

The new Google flagship smartphones, Pixel 3 XL (left) and Pixel 3 (right)
The new Google flagship smartphones, Pixel 3 XL (left) and Pixel 3 (right)

The only major difference between both smartphones is that the Pixel 3 XL is bigger and has a notch in its display (just like the new wave of iPhones) while the smaller Pixel 3 is notch-less with top and bottom bezels. Cost is also another difference as the Pixel 3 starts at $799 while Pixel 3 XL goes for about $899. Shipment of the new phones will start  on October 18.

Google Chromecast

Although this device didn’t get any stage time, its is one of the vital products Nigerians can relate with.

The 2018 Google Chromecast
The 2018 Google Chromecast

In the wake of series of complains about cable/satellite tvs, a Chromecast is definitely an option. It is basically a device that enables you access video content from Netflix, YouTube, and other streaming services. You could plug the Google Chromecast into your TV’s HDMI port. It is powered by a USB cable and uses a smartphone or computer as a remote control

Not only can the 2018 Chromecast handle 4K resolutions with HDR color technology, it also supports for faster 5GHz Wi-Fi networks.

Other Announced Devices
Other Google announced products
Other products unveiled by Google

The event was not restricted to the devices above as other devices were also unveiled during the event. They include: a Pixel-branded, Chrome OS-powered tablet with a detachable keyboard, called Pixel Slate; Google Home Hub which is a new smart display like Amazon Echo; and the Pixel Stand which is a wireless charging stand that allows you juice up your phone and any Qi-compatible device.


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