We’ve been waiting for this for the longest time. The first batch of alleged live photos of a Google Pixel 3 XL prototype is already circulating online, four months before the phone’s expected launch.
And if you’re hoping for a screen without a notch, let us burst your bubble as early as now. Because right there at the top is a cutout housing an earpiece, a camera, and a sensor. Granted that it’s narrow, it’s still one controversial design choice. Not that we’re not expecting it. Previous leaks — plus rumors that Google is rushing notch support on Android P — point to the big G adopting it for its own Pixel smartphones.
Further down below, at the bottom of the Google Pixel 3 XL, is a bezel that’s not exactly thin by today’s standards. There’s a large slit as well, indicating that it has front-facing stereo speakers.
The picture of the device’s back shows that the well-loved two-tone design of Pixels past is here to stay. It seems that there will still be one camera — not a biggie considering that the company’s handsets have always been praised for their ability to take great pictures. The difference now is the placement of the laser-focus module and LED flash. Plus, the whole rear panel, not just the upper part, is now made of glass.
Over to the bottom of the Google Pixel 3 XL is a USB Type-C port. A SIM card slot is positioned next to it, something we’ve seen on the Vivo X21 UD.
Assuming that what you see here is indeed an engineering unit of the Google Pixel 2 XL‘s successor, let us ask you: Are you liking what you see thus far, or are you hoping for a more refined final version of the smartphone?
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