With all these leaks, Google might as well make the Pixel 3 official as soon as possible. It’s appeared online in recent weeks and not too many major details are left hidden now. The still-growing number of photographs and videos have given us a look at its design, and even the specifications are out in the open for everyone to observe.
Google’s next flagship is the worst-kept secret in the mobile industry today. There’s no doubt about that. And the leaks keep rolling in.
The latest involves a video, which shows a Pixel 3 XL turned on and in use. Google can’t be pleased to see the 5-minute clip because, aside from exposing the entire exterior, the internal specs get revealed. Whoever got their hands on this live unit was able to run a benchmark test.
Watch the video here, which was spotted on a Telegram channel and recorded by XDA-Developers:
The benchmark test reveals that Google will put a 6.7-inch Quad HD+ (2960×1440) display on its top-of-the-line model. It’ll have a notch and front-facing stereo speakers, too. So don’t expect the Pixel 3 XL to be compact in any way despite the presence of an edge-to-edge screen.
Inside the beast, there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 paired with 4GB of memory. The amount of storage on this unit is 64GB; however, you should assume a 128GB capacity will join it.
Between both sides, the Pixel 3 should ship with three cameras. The benchmark test says they’re all 8.1MP, but we suspect that to be slightly off. Also, Google will probably have the extra lens up front to enable facial recognition for the first time on a Pixel phone. Since 2016, Google’s embraced the fingerprint scanner only while others dabbled in more advanced biometric authentication.
The software meanwhile, doesn’t offer any surprises to get excited over. Android 9.0 Pie is on-board, and Google’s squeeze-friendly Active Edge feature will return.
Google hasn’t issued a response to the endless series of leaks. There’s no official word on the launch date, but there’s some speculation that a hardware-focused event will go down on October 4. Both of the last two Pixel phones debuted on that date, and the Mountain View-based company seems to have an interest in scheduling the Pixel 3’s unveiling for then.