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The standard Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch display - up from 5-inches on its predecessor - while the Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch display, an increase of 0.3-inches from before. They're not uncommon, with many modern handsets sporting one. It's not the most attractive phone I've ever seen.

Some people love 'em; some people hate 'em.

The company also showed off several AI applications that will appear first on Pixel 3, before presumably rolling out to other Android devices. Alongside the new smartphones, the Pixel Slate, Pixel Stand and the Google Home Hub were also launched. The 64GB variant of the Google Pixel 3 XL will cost Rs 83,000 while the 128GB variant will cost Rs 92,000. The company spent plenty of time during its press conference in New York City on Tuesday detailing the many exciting new software features packed into its new phones, but Google obviously didn't have time to cover everything during its 90 minute presentation. The Pixel 3 XL will officially be the most expensive Android phone sold in the country.

Background: This was Google's answer to a question from a user called Chris Bohannon, who asked if the new navigation bar can be disabled, and replaced with regular buttons, as users can do on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Because of that, the focus of the Pixel 3 reveal was on the new features primarily, specifically those related to the camera.

The new Pixel-branded phones will anchor a product event Tuesday in NY.

All the new devices launched by Google will be available for pre-order on the Google Store. Google continued to use one camera on the back of the phone (12.2 megapixel camera with two pixels), but set two cameras in front of it (8 megapixel wide-angle and regular FoV).

Last year's Pixel 2 arrived with bugs that prompted user complaints about unwanted noises during calls, a crashing camera app and an unexpected screen tint.

Aside from its phones, Google also unveiled other hardware, including its own first tablet computer, the Pixel Slate.

The Google Home Hub is the firm's smart display with Assistant built-in. The Pixel 3 will start at $799 and the Pixel 3 XL will start at $899.

It'll cost $150, and you can preorder it now directly from Google, with availability on October 15th. The speakers are located on the front of the device, allowing a stereo experience with a custom designed audio profile to make sure the audio quality is always top notch.

In terms of ergonomics, both the devices feel more compact, in fact, nearly the same as the 2017 editions.