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Pixel 3 XL leak reveals specs, dual front-facing cameras, and a huge notch

By Polycount · 5 replies
Aug 8, 2018
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  1. Google has had a pretty tough time keeping their upcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones under wraps. Numerous leaks have surfaced over the past several months, which have revealed benchmarks, a possible release date, and feature information.

    However, what is arguably the largest Pixel 3 XL info dump to date has just been leaked, via a Telegram channel named "Канал Лучкова," as spotted by Ars Technica.

    The outlet has acquired numerous images from the channel which seem to reveal quite a bit of information about the device - the pictures show the front and back of the device, giving us a glimpse of what the Pixel 3 XL's final design could be.

    Interestingly, the back of the device only has a single camera - the rear dual-camera hardware you'd expect to see in a modern smartphone has been moved to the front of the device instead.

    The leaked images also reveal that the Pixel 3 XL will have an iPhone X-like notch, and it's much bigger than you might expect.

    From a hardware and software perspective, the Pixel 3 XL appears to be running Android 9, with a 1440x2960p screen resolution, roughly 4GB of memory, and a Qualcomm processor - likely a Snapdragon 845, as Ars points out.

    The Pixel 3 XL also seems to come bundled with a pair of wired USB-C earphones. This is a slightly unusual decision on Google's part, given that the company has already pushed its customers towards wireless headphones by ditching the 3.5mm headphone jack with the Pixel 2.

    If you're eagerly anticipating the day you can get your hands on a Pixel 3 XL, you may be waiting a while. Google hasn't announced an official release date for the 3 or the 3 XL yet, but a leak did pop up in August that suggests the former could launch on October 4.

    Image courtesy Канал Лучкова, Ars Technica

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 3,049   +1,338

    are they even trying? Small leaks like this just get people excited about a new phone.

    However - it might hurt sales of the Pixel 2 if people think a new one is coming soon.
     
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  3. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,608   +925

    I'd say about 99% of "leaks" are on purpose, just like you mentioned, to wet the appetite of
    consumers.
     
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  4. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Evangelist Posts: 322   +177

    This edge to edge craze is stupid. Give me a slightly thicker phone for a bigger battery. Give me a forehead and chin for sweet stereo speakers.
     
  5. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,583   +1,036

    It really looks disgusting. The ugliest "bezeless" phone by far. That huge notch covers the text.
     
  6. pawel04

    pawel04 TS Booster Posts: 73   +89

    Nope. Why notches, seriously...
     

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