As the release of Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones nears, it’s unsurprising that rumours pertaining to the devices have begun to rear their heads. The latest rumour of the lot now suggests that one of the sensor for the devices’ dual front-facing camera will be wide-angle sensor. That will allow users to take what Google is describing as “Super Selfies”.
It should be pointed out that wide-angle camera sensors are not new to the market. For example, the LG G6 had a wide-angle camera sensor built into its front-facing camera to allow for users to take better selfies. Even the Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact that launched in back at IFA 2017 houses a wide-angle selfie that could be activated at the behest of the user.
Besides the wide-angle camera sensor, both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are also expected to ship out with a single rear camera array (especially the Pixel 3XL). Specs-wise, both phones are looking at a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC and at least 6GB RAM minimum. The phone is expected to launch sometime within this quarter.
While Google hasn’t said if it was going to be bringing the phones into the Malaysian market, it’s highly unlikely that it will do so, especially since it never even brought in the previous two iterations of the Pixels smartphones.