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Huge Pixel 3 XL Leak Blows the Lid off Google’s New Flagship

by Brandon Russell | October 6, 2018October 6, 2018 10:00 am PST

Just days before Google is set to announce the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the latter device has completely leaked. Thanks to a new report from Engadget, who got their hands on the Pixel 3 XL, we know (almost) everything there is to know.

Note: Engadget acquired the device from a retail shop in Hong Kong (similar to this leak), so there’s a chance it could be bogus. But considering the frequency of leaks over the last few weeks, it’s very possible it’s real.

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According to Engadget’s sleuthing, the Pixel 3 XL will feature a Snapdragon 845 chip, 4GB of RAM, 6.3-inch OLED display (2960×1440), a 3,732mAh battery, Android 9.0, and a 12.2-megapixel camera—yes, Google is again relying on a single shooter, unlike the majority of the market.

Google did, however, include two front-facing cameras, allowing users to get both wide and normal selfies.

Similar to last year, the Pixel 3 XL will feature Active Edge, which allows users to perform certain actions by squeezing the device. It’s unclear, however, if Google is introducing any new functionality to the feature beyond being able to summon Google Assistant and mute calls.

Engadget says that inside the box Pixel 3 XL owners will get a plethora of accessories: USB-C earphones, USB-C-to-3.5mm dongle, USB-C-to-USB-C cable, USB-C-to-USB-A dongle, and an 18W USB-C power adapter. That’s a lot of goodies in a single box.

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As far as we can tell from the device shown off by Engadget, the Pixel 3 XL will feature Google’s patented two-tone design and a very deep notch, with what appears to be front-facing stereo speakers. While we’re expecting the device to support wireless charging, Engadget’s report doesn’t confirm whether the technology is present.

At this point, it seems as though everything about the Pixel 3 XL has leaked, save for its launch date and price. There could certainly be some surprises at its event on October 9, so stay tuned, because TechnoBuffalo will be reporting live from the announcement.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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