• Google Pixel 3 Rumours: All Your Questions Answered & More

    By Marc (Clove Contributor) , September 5, 2018 - Leave a comment

    It should be about a month until the new Google Pixel 3 is launched, and as always Clove Technology will be the number 1 UK website for those eager to get their hands on the latest release.

    As with most big smartphone release, there are more rumours than you can shake a stick at, most of which now appear to be true if leaked photos and videos are to be believed.

    And this new handset could be the challenge that Google need to take to manufacturers such as Samsung and Apple. Given some of the rumoured functionality, this could be the phone to do it.

    You might also have heard how a Google Pixel 3 prototype was left in the back of a taxi. Whilst this might be bad for Google, it’s great for smartphone lovers like us.

    Based on those photos and rumours, loads of new questions have been posed in online forums and social media, some of which are still unanswered.

    What we’ve done is put together a list of the top questions people are asking about the Pixel 3 and XL and have combined all our secret resources to give you an overview of what to expect.

    #1: When is Google Pixel 3 Coming Out?

    We’re pretty sure that October will see the Pixel 3 and XL models being released.

    This release date is based on a number of factors, the primary one being that the previous Pixel and Pixel 2 handsets came out in October of 2016 and 2017 – so why change a winning formula?

    Clove Technology isn’t the only blog thinking so, with many tech insiders stating that they believe that Google Pixel 3 is coming out on the around the 19th and 20th of October 2018.

    However, Bloomberg have an entirely different date, and recently reported October the 9th.

    To conclude, we’re all looking forward to an October launch date, whichever day it falls on!

    #2: How Much Will Google Pixel 3 Cost?

    Looking back historically at the Pixel and Pixel 2, both of which you can currently buy at a discount from Clove, we can come up with an estimate on how much the new Pixel 3 might cost.

    In 2017, the Pixel 2 launched with a price of £629 initially, with the XL model being more expensive with an RRP of £799.

    We don’t believe that those prices and costs will be much different for the new 2018 smartphones.

    However, it’s worth noting that some of the Google Pixel 3 rumours currently doing the rounds on social media and tech blogs say we could be looking at 3 phones being released.

    But what would be the third phone in the Google Pixel 3 collection?

    The rumours are that a mid-range priced model costing far less will also be launched into the developing market in India.

    Whether that’s true or not remains to be seen, but for we certainly anticipate a standard model and XL version in October of 2018.

    #3: Where Can You Buy Google Pixel 3?

    Currently you can’t buy the Google Pixel 3 anywhere around the world.

    However, for those readers familiar with the team at Clove Technology, you will know that we are always amongst the first to market when it comes to new smartphone releases.

    If you want to buy the Google Pixel 3 then head on over to our current product page which we’ve set-up in advance of getting our hands on the new models.

    To register your interest and receive an email when we’re ready to sell and ship, just drop us a message and we will do the rest.

    You can rest assured that you will be one of the first customers in the UK (and we also offer worldwide same day shipping) to get your hands on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL models.

    #4: Will Google Pixel 3 Have Dual Sim?

    We don’t believe that the Pixel 3 will be dual SIM, primarily due to the fact that the Pixel 2 didn’t have this functionality, instead using eSIM technology.

    It would make sense that Google will continue with this trend despite the demands that have been voiced on social media and user forums for dual SIM functionality.

    But it is an issue?

    Well, that depends on your point of view.

    The Pixel 2 was the first phone to the consumer market to use an eSIM which means you have to use software instead of a physical SIM card to change network provider.

    What we will say is that the Pixel 2 did have a tray that let you insert a nano SIM card in, but it wasn’t set-up to work simultaneously with the eSIM technology.

    If it was possible for the two to work in parallel, then the Pixel 2 could have been used as a dual SIM phone.

    Let’s just assume that the eSIM is here to stay, as Google probably won’t have enabled the Pixel 3 with dual SIM capability despite other manufacturers offering this functionality.

    But, perhaps they will surprise us?

    #5: Will Google Pixel 3 Have Wireless Charging?

    The original Pixel and Pixel 2 from last year didn’t come with wireless charging. However, leaded reports and rumours seem to point towards the fact that the Google Pixel 3 will have wireless charging capability.

    We’ve recently seen a video where a user had a Pixel 3 in his hands and was placing it on a wireless charger – you can see that video below:

    With Apple’s new iPhones supporting wireless charging you can almost safely assume that Google will follow suit.

    #6: Will Google Pixel 3 Support 5G?

    We don’t believe the Google Pixel will support 5G, and that’s mainly down to the fact that 5G has only recently started to be tested in the UK.

    It might be 2019 and 2020 until we see 5G being rolled out properly in the UK, so we doubt that this new handset will have that supporting functionality.

    Perhaps it’s a feature that we will see with any future Google Pixel 4 release, but only time will tell.

    #7: Will the Google Pixel 3 Have a Notch?

    The latest leaked images of the Google Pixel 3 show a rather prominent notch and chin.

    In terms of size, the new phone appears to be a similar size as the previous Pixel 2 model.

    It’s been said online that this could imply that Google is looking to take advantage of the notched design to give the handset a larger screen surface.

    But as with any of these Pixel 3 rumours, we won’t truly know until we get the latest models into stock in October time.

    #8: Will the Google Pixel 3 Have a Headphone Jack?

    In the most recently leaked photos of the Pixel 3, and we’re referring to those taken when the new phone was allegedly left in the back of a taxi, there was no headphone jack.

    However, despite the probable lack of a headphone jack, we should be getting the usual connections we would expect such as USB Type-C, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi.

    Want to Buy the Google Pixel 3?

    If you want to get your hands on the new phone as soon as it’s released into the market, head on over to our Google Pixel pages where you can see the newly released product page.

    As soon as the new device is released we will be emailing our subscribers with the latest discounts and prices – so do that now and don’t miss out on the launch.

    Marc (Clove Contributor)

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