Today, Google conducted a presentation of a pair of new smartphones in the Pixel line, a tablet on Chrome OS, and a photo frame with an integrated wireless charging station. Representatives of the company did not get tired to extol new products, paying special attention to the capabilities of smartphones in the field of photography.
Among the presented devices is a Pixel Slate tablet. He received a 12.3-inch display with a resolution of 3000 × 2000 pixels, depending on the configuration, the novelty is equipped with Intel Celeron or Core M3, i5 processors, as well as i7 (eighth generation), the amount of RAM is 4 or 16 GB, built-in 256 GB An important aspect is that the device is running Chrome OS, which significantly narrows its audience, at least in Belarus.
Another $ 200 will cost a plug-in keyboard cover, fastened to the tablet with magnetic locks. An additional accessory was the Pixel Pen stylus, which is sold separately for $ 100. The basic version of the tablet will cost $ 600, in the top configuration – $ 1600.
Google also announced Pixel Stand Wireless Charging for $ 80. It connects to the network using USB Type-C and works with any smartphones that support Qi standard. When you install the smartphone on the station at night, the mobile phone goes into the “do not disturb” mode and turns into a photo frame that can display various information.
However, the greatest interest is still caused by smartphones – Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Both devices received identical Snapdragon 845 processors and 4 GB of RAM, as well as front stereo speakers. Built-in memory – 64 or 128 GB, there was no space for microSD. The younger model is equipped with a 5.5-inch screen, the oldest – a 6.3-inch. In the first case, this is an OLED matrix with a resolution of 2160 × 1080 pixels, in the second case it is also an OLED display, but already with an indicator of 2960 × 1440 pixels.
The company did not succumb to the current fashion for multi-camera photomodules, so cell phones got single 12.2-megapixel cameras. But the front – double. The AI is responsible for processing images, which can automatically select the best photos from the series.
Both smartphones support wireless charging.
In the US, smartphones are priced at $ 799 and $ 899 for the younger and older models, respectively.