Google Pixel 3 and 3XL: News, Leaks, Release Date, Specs, and more…

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The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL(at least that’s what it is being called), the much-awaited successor to last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, have been receiving a lot of attention recently. It seems as if there is nothing left for Google to showcase at their launch event as the internet is flooded with everything being leaked about the phone, be it the humongous notch, the dual front cameras or the minimal bezels.

source: 9to5google

Overview

A lot of photos have been surfacing which showcase the design of the phone. As is evident from the photos, the phone seems, kind of, a makeover over the last gen Pixel devices. The notch, obviously, is the first thing the eye notes about this phone, which makes it peculiar. The notch is like no other seen ever before. It seems as if someone had cut a small portion out of the top of the display. But the notch doesn’t come with its woes only. Enlightening over the last statement, the notch serves a purpose.

Sample photos from the Pixel 3 XL have been posted on Instagram user Khoroshev’s account, and the photo quality might just comment on the DxO mark of the new flagship. It’s rumored to have two front-facing cameras and a 12MP sensor rear camera. It still will have ML and AI to get stunning portraits in a single back camera.

Someone stole a bunch of Pixel 3 XL units well ahead of Google’s official launch and sold them on the black market. That explains why we’ve seen plenty of detailed hands-on reviews of the phones nearly two months before Google’s is expected to release them.

Leaks

It houses the dual front cameras, or at least that’s what it appears to be. Two cameras facing towards you, when you are viewing the screen. The dual camera setup should help in immensely improving selfies, as is evident from the milestones that Google has set in image quality using its single front camera when the entire industry was foreshadowed with phones featuring dual back cameras to help with portrait shots.

Pixel 3 Fastboot mode
Pixel 3 shot leaked. The notch is bigger than expected.
Clearly White spotted.

Moving over to the back of the device, the coloring scheme remains to be in tandem with last year’s design. Featuring a darker tone up top, covered in glass, and bottomed by a metallic body. The unique mixture of glass and metal gives the pixel phones a distinguished look from the rest of the crowd. Nevertheless, we should hope for the best as the back camera probably should be exceeding our expectations this year too.

Specs

It seems as if there is nothing left for Google to showcase at their launch event as the internet is flooded with everything about their upcoming flagship. Lol.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced Not announced yet
Status Rumored
BODY Dimensions 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 mm (5.73 x 2.69 x 0.31 in)
Weight
Build Front glass, aluminum body, partial glass back
SIM Nano-SIM card & eSIM
– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.4 inches, 75.3 cm2 (~75.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~447 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
– Always-on display
– 95% DCI-P3 coverage
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (P)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Single 12.2 MP, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/2.6″, 1.4µm, OIS, dual pixel PDAF & laser AF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/240fps, 720p@480fps
SELFIE CAMERA Single 8 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, 1/3.2″, 1.4µm
8 MP, depth sensor
Video 1080p@30fps
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector (PowerDelivery 2.0)
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging
– MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document editor
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion battery
MISC Colors Kinda Blue, Just Black, Clearly White

Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.
Source: GSMArena

In-Depth

But it will raise many eyebrows when I state the point that the back of the phone houses a single camera as was the case with last generation pixel devices. It seems really odd of a decision to be made on Google’s end where they decided to adorn the front of the phone with a dual camera setup but completely forget the back.

Leaked Unboxing. Source: Fossbytes

A leak of a screenshot featuring the spec sheet of the device has also surfaced. The Pixel should come in with the latest and greatest Snapdragon 845 SOC coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. Though the ram size still remains 4 GigaBytes.

Leaked Unboxing. Source: Fossbytes

Talking software, the Pixel devices should come with Android P out of the box. As always, the implementation should come with absolutely no bloat, but a bucketload of optimizations here and there to improve the end user experience. Google’s software implementation has always outshined among the current era of custom skins and custom UIs.

And finally, Khoroshev posted this video of the wireless charging at work on Twitter:

Though given the number of leaks we’ve seen over the past few months, we’ll probably know the rest of the details soon. Jokes apart, we still are pretty excited about Google’s October event. For more information stay tuned to Tech Includes. Peace Out.

 

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