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New leaks suggest the Pixel 3 will ship with wireless charging functionality and a thick...

By Polycount · 9 replies
Aug 22, 2018
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  1. It's beginning to feel like we know virtually everything there is to know about Google's upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones - more information has leaked about the devices than virtually any other flagship smartphone of 2018.

    Previous Pixel 3 leaks have revealed the XL variant's design, hardware specifications, benchmarking information, and even a potential October 4 release date.

    Now, however, we're getting our first real glimpse of what appears to be the standard, non-XL Pixel 3, courtesy of Twitter user Khoroshev and website Rozetked - and it looks pretty good so far.

    For starters, Google clearly isn't keen on abandoning the bottom bezel of its smartphones anytime soon - the handy gripping area is still present in the Pixel 3, and the speaker placement seems to be identical to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

    However, though the bottom bezel is intact, the device does feature a notch (albeit a smaller one than what we've seen on Apple's iPhone X), much like its larger XL cousin. From a hardware perspective, leaks suggest the device will launch with a speedy Snapdragon 845 processor and a 1440x2960p display.

    As spotted by The Verge, Khoroshev posted a short video clip today showing off what appears to be wireless charging functionality in the Pixel 3.

    Like the Pixel 3 XL, the Pixel 3 will ship with a pair of wired USB-C earbuds, and it won't feature a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Rather, the device includes what seems to be a 3.5mm-to-USB-C adapter.

    Image courtesy Rozetked via The Verge

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  2. petert

    petert TS Evangelist Posts: 360   +159

    Thick bezels like it is 2012. Don't buy, unless you are crazy about Iphone poorly designed clones, overpriced and with shody batteries.
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. Spence1115

    Spence1115 TS Enthusiast Posts: 60   +50

  4. gusticles41

    gusticles41 TS Evangelist Posts: 442   +519

  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +1,556

    How can a "premium" device look this bad?
  6. Faplyboy

    Faplyboy TS Enthusiast Posts: 45   +12

    Did this phone came from 2015?
    the thick bezzels surely says so
    onestepforward likes this.
  7. Panda218

    Panda218 TS Evangelist Posts: 623   +341

    Clearly English is not his native language.
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,056   +1,319

    I don't understand the entire "yucky bezels" thing. Just like I don't understand colorful back covers (when you slap a protective case on it anyway). It's a style...don't like it, don't buy it. If enough don't, they'll get rid of it. I like just a little bezel all the way around, makes it easier to grip in landscape mode.
  9. GregonMaui

    GregonMaui TS Booster Posts: 165   +58

    Oh, the humanity! A notch? dongles?
    Reehahs and onestepforward like this.
  10. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,571   +2,051

    It's because people don't expect trillion dollar companies to not be ahead of the curve. Those bezels are not a design "choice", it's just someone at google being bad at his job. And the notch... we are moving towards smaller and smaller notches and eventually removing them completely, not to cover the top part of the screen with an even bigger and thicker one. Again someone at google is being paid a crap ton of money to not do his job properly.
    Are you telling me that Google can't something similar to what the Huawei Mate 20 Pro or OPPO F9 are doing? There are also rumors that the next IPhone will get a much smaller notch too.
    Reehahs likes this.

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