Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are all set to debut on October 9. But just days ahead of the formal launch, it has now been said that the new Pixel models will be available for pre-orders right after the October 9 event. Google has reportedly been sending promotional emails to announce the pre-order detail. The latest development comes just after a teaser video released by the Google Japan channel suggested the presence of the Active Edge feature on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The new Pixel 3 models also recently surfaced in official-looking renders that highlighted their Black and White colour options. Additionally, the Pixel 3 lately spotted on China’s JD.com with a price tag of CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 52,800).
The promotional email, as reported by Android Central, highlights that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pre-orders will “start immediately after the event”. It also reportedly features a few questions for Google Assistant that are teasing the forthcoming launch. “What’s this announcement about?” one of the questions reads. Furthermore, the email is said to show a large numeric three transitioning from Black and White to Mint colours. These could be the three colour options of the Pixel 3 models. The colour transitioning could also be a hint at the White colour option that has a Mint-coloured power button.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. The Pixel 3 XL is expected to come in a 6.2-inch QHD+ (1440×2880 pixels) display option, while a 5.5-inch display is expected to be sported on the Pixel 3. Under the hood, both new Pixel models are expected to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, along with Adreno 630 GPU and 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are likely to come with a dual selfie camera. Further, the handsets could have a fingerprint sensor at the back.