Pixel 3 deal comes with a free Google gift but here’s why you're best avoiding this offer

Pixel 3 deal comes with a free Google gift but here’s why you're best avoiding this offer

Pixel 3 was unwrapped by Google last year – the hardware continued the smartphone series’ trend of combining an incredible camera with great software.

Google is currently selling the Pixel 3 on its online store with a free Chromecast in an effort to make the device even more appealing to Android fans.

The Chromecast is worth £30 and allows users to stream from a variety of different apps on their television.

Google’s offer will run until August 14 and is available for both models of the firm’s flagship.

• Google Pixel 3, 64GB, with a free Chromecast – £739 (was £769) GET THE DEAL HERE

• Google Pixel 3, 128GB, with a free Chromecast – £839 (was £869) GET THE DEAL HERE

• Google Pixel 3 XL, 64GB, with a free Chromecast – £869 (was £899) GET THE DEAL HERE

• Google Pixel 3 XL, 128GB, with a free Chromecast – £969 (was £999) GET THE DEAL HERE

While Google’s offers are designed to make the Pixel 3 even more appealing, there is a huge reason why fans should skip them.

That is because the Pixel 3 is expected to be succeeded in the coming months by Google’s next flagship, the Pixel 4.

Google has already unveiled the Pixel 4 – the firm posted a picture of the device on Twitter back in June.

Although only the phone’s rear was shown, the image still revealed a number of details about the product.

First and foremost, Google’s next handset will be the first Pixel phone to come with more than a single camera on its rear.

Pixel 4 was showcased with a square module on its back panel that appeared to house at least two sensors.

It is expected the flagship will accompany a primary shooter with either a telephoto or ultra wide-angle lens.

The rear of the phone was also exhibited omitting a traditional fingerprint scanner, suggesting Google could place a reader underneath its display.

However, it seems the tech powerhouse may also following in Apple’s footsteps by pushing facial recognition as a primary method of unlocking the Pixel 4.

The firm recently discussed the advanced technologies that will be housed inside the Pixel 4’s top bezel.

Google said the Pixel 4 will come equipped with its new technology dubbed Soli that is essentially a small motion-sensing radar.

The Mountain View company insisted this, along with other hardware such as a dot projector, IR camera and flood illuminator should allow the Pixel 4 to deliver laudable face unlocking.

Google said: “Unlocking your phone should be easy, fast, and secure. Your device should be able to recognise you—and only you—without any fuss. Face unlock may be a familiar feature for smartphones, but we’re engineering it differently.

“Other phones require you to lift the device all the way up, pose in a certain way, wait for it to unlock, and then swipe to get to the homescreen. Pixel 4 does all of that in a much more streamlined way.

“As you reach for Pixel 4, Soli proactively turns on the face unlock sensors, recognising that you may want to unlock your phone. If the face unlock sensors and algorithms recognise you, the phone will open as you pick it up, all in one motion.

“Better yet, face unlock works in almost any orientation—even if you’re holding it upside down—and you can use it for secure payments and app authentication too.”

Soli was also said to allow for a number of motion gestures that could allow users to “skip songs, snooze alarms, and silence phone calls” for instance.

In addition to an improved camera and advanced technology housed in its upper bezel, the Pixel 4 is also expected to come with a more powerful processor and a new design.

All previous Pixel devices have been unveiled in October – it is presumed the Pixel 4 will follow this tradition.

This means the hardware could debut in only a couple months, meaning anyone wanting to upgrade their smartphone should probably hold out on buying a Pixel 3 right now, if they are determined to have the latest and greatest at least.

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