Google didn’t announce the Pixel 3 over the weekend, but the upcoming high-end phone did surface online in a new leak. It’s the larger model of the flagship duo making an appearance yet again. While there probably won’t be an announcement for another two months, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are leaking at a nonstop rate.
Now you get to see the Pixel 3 XL in two photos. Courtesy of insider Ben Geskin, Google’s top-of-the-line model was revealed for the world to examine prior to its global debut. The photos don’t show much we didn’t already know, but they serve as a reminder of where the Mountain View-based company would like to go with its Pixel phones. As it keeps a familiar look, Google will adopt several features from its competitors.
The Pixel 3 XL will, of course, cause quite a stir assuming the leaked photos and videos turn out to be accurate.
In 2018, we’ll get to see a Pixel phone that boasts a notch at the top of its display. Here, though, the notch seems to dip rather far into the OLED panel. But the fortunate part is that Google should be including cameras and sensors to enable facial recognition on the Pixel 3 XL.
Check out the Pixel 3 XL in these leaked photos:
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— Ben Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) August 12, 2018
There don’t seem to be any surprises up front. It does resemble last year’s Pixel 2 XL. Once you ignore the notch, you’ll realize there are still front-facing stereo speakers and a noticeable bottom bezel. Around the back, Google appears to have switched to a single-tone style. Be on the lookout for wireless charging capabilities, too.
Based on a leaked benchmark test, the Pixel 3 XL should ship with beastly specifications. It’s expected to have a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) display Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, 4GB of memory, and a single-camera setup. As other companies roll out dual-camera setups, Google still believes its software can pull off industry-leading shots.
Even though there have been so many leaks, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are lining up for a launch in early October. Google has plenty of time to adjust the software and pack it with unique features. We know the new Pixel phones will have Android 9.0 Pie, but Google needs to throw in stuff we can’t get on any other Android device.