Google’s Controversial Duplex AI Caller Coming To Pixel Phones

Hollis Johnson

Hollis Johnson

The company made the oddball commitment at the launch of two smartphones, a tablet computer, and a smart hub with a screen in New York City, and was one of the few details of the event that had not leaked online beforehand.

While the announcements are now complete and many journalists are getting their hands on the units revealed, Google has also posted several product videos about the newly announced devices on its YouTube page.

The Pixel 3 smartphones come with exclusive in-camera Google Lens suggestions that work in real-time on URLs, emails, phone numbers, addresses, and QR codes.

Coming to the price of the two flagship devices, the Google Pixel 3 has a starting price of $799 while the larger Google Pixel 3 XL has been priced at $899.

One key difference from last year's Pixel 2 is that the phones have glass backings and are enabled for wireless charging.

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Google also rolled out a new device called Home Hub that couples a small display screen with an internet-connected speaker. Both phones have upgraded cameras with AI-powered features.

As for the specifications, here we look at your modern Android hardware 2018: a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB and 128 GB of memory and 2.915 mAh or 3,400 mAh. Well, for the first time Google has thrown in wireless charging support and the tech giant has introduced its own charging stand - the Pixel Stand.

Like any Google Home speaker, you can interact with the Home Hub using a variety of voice commands.

The introduction of a $79 Pixel Stand has excited the observers.

The iPhone also features Google's search engine, but Google may be paying Apple as much as $9 billion annually for that privilege, based on the estimates of Goldman Sachs analyst Rod Hall. Lots of devices that've abandoned the headphone jack were released over the past couple of years with no reasonable wired alternative. The Pixel Slate comes with support for active stylus enabling users to use inking features. The more compact Pixel 3 sports a 5.5-inch again as compared to a 5-inch display on its predecessor. The device comes in four colors including white, dark gray, a light teal and a salmon-ish hue.

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