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Shortly after Apple announced and rolled out its latest iPhones just weeks ago, tech company Google has surfaced with the Pixel 3 and 3XL. Confirming months of online leaks, Google unveiled its latest advancements during their keynote live-stream last week. With small additions to the display and hardware – think edge-to-edge OLED display, wireless charging and colour-way – the company’s hero feature comes down to its camera.

Already known for quality photography in its earlier Pixel 2, the tech-heads have upped their own game. “For life on the go, we designed the world’s best camera and put it in the world’s most helpful phone,” said Google’s hardware chief Rick Osterloh. Unlike the iPhone XS and Samsung Note 9, the latest Google smartphone has opted for a single camera on the back – rather than the telephoto lens – introducing a wide angle lens on the front, designed for selfie-taking. The new lense captures “184% more in your selfies than the new iPhone Xs,” according to Google, making a group shot far easier for the short-armed individuals.

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Other features coming to the camera includes “Night Shift,” a machine learning tool that helps the Pixel 3 take incredible low light photos without using the flash, as well as a photo-booth mode, motion auto focus, depth of field customization and focus in portrait mode, free unlimited storage for photos, and more. There’s a new AR mode too for an interactive experience.

The Google Pixel 3 and 3XL are now available for preorder from $1,199 AUD and $1,349 AUD respectively. Delivery will begin in the coming weeks. For more info, visit here.