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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL discussion thread - Release date leaked, October 4th

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Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL discussion thread - Release date leaked, October 4th

According to the “This Is Tech Today” YouTube channel, October 4th is the official date of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

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Horrible design on the 3XL, massive notch and a chin. I am more interested in Pixel 3 but won't be upgrading anyway from my 2XL.
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Yeah that looks a bit ugly and if the 4GB of memory rumor is true, very disappointing overall.
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Hanging on to my Pixel 2 XL for one more year...camera is my main driver to switch phones and it's holding up fine.
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I thought the "chin" was required due to a patent that Apple holds on the screen design? Or, am I confusing it with something else?
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Nothing exciting at all. iPhone XX and XXX is going to blow them away and they just hit 200 per share.
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Keeping my 2XL as well... I still have my 6P as my backup device.
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Why would they have a notch that deep as well as a super big chin? C'mon Google
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Google can be leaders in the industry and sell the 3XL for $2000 in Canada off contract.
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Genuinely curious - why do people get so offended by notches?
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wearysky wrote:
Aug 9th, 2018 9:48 am
Genuinely curious - why do people get so offended by notches?
People like uniformity and notches break that up simply to recover a bit of space for front facing cameras/sensors. To me it looks silly and makes app design/use more cumbersome but I could live with it if the screen to body ratio is elsewhere improved or the overall design is good. In the case of the Pixel XL 3 it seems a bit odd to have both a notch and such a large chin, frankly its a bit of an ugly duckling. Sure its just a phone but my car is just a car and I don't want to drive something I don't like either.

Those and other reasons I'm probably forgetting.
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What is the best time to buy a new Pixel through Rogers? I seem to remember last year that they had some sale on the newly released Pixel 2 models around Thanksgiving / Christmas? Is that common?

I will need a new phone this fall and am likely to get the Pixel 3, but I don't necessarily need it on release day. I wouldn't want to wait much into 2019, though.
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durrane wrote:
Aug 10th, 2018 10:51 am
What is the best time to buy a new Pixel through Rogers? I seem to remember last year that they had some sale on the newly released Pixel 2 models around Thanksgiving / Christmas? Is that common?

I will need a new phone this fall and am likely to get the Pixel 3, but I don't necessarily need it on release day. I wouldn't want to wait much into 2019, though.
Impossible to say. I don't think the Pixel 2/2 XL had the best sales (lots of initial hardware complaints, people annoyed with blue shift, etc) so that's why Black Friday/Christmas sales. If the Pixel 3 gets a strong reception and strong initial sales, it might not see any Black Friday/Christmas sales (or if it does, they may be minimal). But yeah, if you can hold out? Always makes sense to wait for a deal.
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If thats the final rendering of the P3 XL, then im gonna keep using my OG Pixel XL.

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