Some official-looking press renders of both devices have leaked, showing off what we already knew: the Pixel 3 XL will feature a monstrous notch, while the Pixel 3 will sport a more subdued design, more in line with last year’s Pixel 2 XL.
There isn’t much to be gleaned from the images—we pretty much know all there is to know at this point. The big thing to watch out for this year will be how Google improves its camera technology. The company’s Pixel line has earned a sterling reputation when it comes to camera quality, so expectations will be high when October arrives.
As we’ve seen from Android 9 Pie, Google is moving more toward a navigation-based interface, rather than the traditional home, back, and multi-tasking buttons. Also, the image indicates the Google search bar below the dock will feature an Assistant button, providing users with quick access to the technology.
We’ll learn more about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on October 9.