Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could soon lag behind their Android rivals for this vital reason

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were announced by the American tech company at its hardware showcase on October 9.

Google Pixel 3 flaunts a 5.5-inch 1080p display with a density of 443 pixels-per-inch.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 3 XL has a 6.3-inch 1440p panel with a density of 523 pixels-per-inch.

And the larger Android flagship also features a notch at the top while its smaller brother does not.

However, the regular Pixel 3 does have larger bezels overall.

Two front-facing cameras are present on the pair – a standard lens is joined by a wide-angle sensor that can fit more people into selfies.

Both phones represent a melding of a front and rear glass panel with an aluminium frame.

Android 9 Pie is also pre-installed on the product.

Internally the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are powered by a Snapdragon 845 and 4GB of RAM.

The Snapdragon 845 chipset has powered a score of Android flagships this year and made its debut in the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+.

Since then the lauded chip has featured in the OnePlus 6, Galaxy Note 9, LG G7 ThinQ, and many more.

Huawei is one of the few manufacturers that opts for its own processors instead of Qualcomm’s offering.

But a successor to the Snapdragon 845 is expected to be debuted towards the end of the year and it is presumed such equipment will power numerous Android flagships in 2019.

WinFuture recently insisted the next chip from Qualcomm could be called the Snapdragon 855 or 8150 and tout an octa-core design.

And back in August Qualcomm confirmed its next mobile platform would be “built on the 7nanometre process node”.

Such a decision means the manufacturer will surely attempt to rival Apple’s A12 Bionic processor and Huawei’s forthcoming Kirin 980 chipset.

Apple debuted the A12 Bionic when it showed off the iPhone Xs, Xs Max and XR on September 12.

The company emphasised the importance of the 7nanometre process in delivering superior performance.

And Huawei has also made similar claims with the Kirin 980 that is set to power its Mate 20 Pro flagship that will debut on October 16 in London.

Google’s decision to release the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with a Snapdragon 845 now means that it may soon be outperformed by its Android rivals that are released early next year and feature Qualcomm’s latest and greatest.

Samsung is presumed to be planning the release of its Galaxy S10 flagship for the start of next year that could once again be the first to show off a new Snapdragon platform.

Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are currently available to pre-order, but Google’s new phones do not come cheap.

Pixel 3 starts at £739 for the 64GB storage option but goes up to £839 for 128GB.

Meanwhile, Pixel 3 XL retails for £869 for the 64GB variant and £969 for the 128GB model.

Both flagships will release on November 1.