Google has launched its latest smartphone Pixel 3 at a time when the company is facing a data exposure scandal.
The Pixel 3 handset has a new photography features including a much higher-quality digital zoom than the former handsets of the same company.
The launch comes a day after it revealed that Google has allegedly not disclosed a security bug in Google+ which affects information of hundreds of thousands of users. The company instead announced it is shutting off the service as not many people are using it.
The Pixel phones come with several of the firm’s cloud-based technologies including Google Photos. It is being said that Google decided to launch Pixel 3 just now to promote “the best of Google”.
Newly launched Pixel 3 comes with the latest version of Android and integrating Google’s services. But the major appeal of these handsets is the several photography-related features.
It has a single rear camera and two front cameras to fit more details in the frame which will be exciting for group selfies. Google said the second front camera captures 184 percent more of the scene as the iPhone XS.
Pixel 3 also has a feature called Top Shot, which uses AI to pick the best moments to take a picture.
Other uniques features include Night Sight, used in low-light settings without a flash, and Super Res Zoom, which improves zooming without losing image quality.
Pixel 3 comes in two models; one is pixel 3 and the other is pixel 3 XL. Both models come in three colors. Google has given each color a definite but interesting name; Just Black, Clearly White and Not Pink. The phones have glass backs with matte and glossy textures in two-tone backing.
Pixel 3 has 5.5-inch display while Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch display screen.
The Pixel 3 is priced at $799 and Pixel3 XL at $899. Both models will be released in the US next week and Europe at the start of November.