Google officially reveals Pixel 3 during live event

The team opened the show addressing recent leaks and officially revealing the device.


There have been tons of leaks leading up to this moment, including the full leak of the XL version of the phone, but Google charged forward with today's Google Pixel live event. Today, the company officially introduced the Google Pixel 3. The device starts at $799 and comes in three colors: Just Black, Clearly White, and Not Pink

A major focus of the reveal of the Pixel 3 is the phone's photography capabilities. Annie Leibovitz his partnering with Google to show off the power of the Pixel 3's camera. It's the first time she's ever partnered with any camera officially. Conde Nast, the American mass media company, is also using the Google Pixel 3 for official shoots.

The Top Shot function of the Pixel uses machine learning to capture additional shots outside of when the user hits the shutter button so special moments aren't missed. The Super Res Zoom overcomes the typically horrible zoom of phone cameras so that enhanced zoomed in images are possible.

Night Sight enhances low light photos without using flash and uses machine learning. The feature is coming to other Pixel phones in the future as well. The AR stickers previously revealed are enhanced with the Google Pixel 3. During the stream, lifelike figures from the Marvel Cinematic Universe were shown along with a Childish Gambino AR figure.

Google Lens has been integrated into the Google Pixel 3, allowing users to instantly identify objects by pointing their camera at it. When it comes to storing photos, Pixel 3 features free unlimited storage with Google Photos.

The Call Screen feature allows users to answer phone calls with an automated AI. The AI will relay what the call is for and you can choose how you want to respond. It launches today in the US and comes to previous Pixel devices next month. The team also introduced the Pixel Stand wireless charger. Can charge through cases and enhances interaction with the charging device via Google Assistent. The Pixel Stand will cost $79.

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