Leaked Images Claim to Show Off Google's Pixel 3 XL

By Tom Pritchard on at

We all knew Google would be making a third Pixel phone at some point, and over the past several weeks there's been a small trickle of information leaking out about what that phone might involve. Today we got a pretty in depth look at the thing, thanks to some photos that have leaked showing off what is clearly meant to be a Pixel-type phone.

The pictures come from XDA Developers member meraz9000, purporting to show off a prototype version of the Pixel 3 XL. Those pictures reveal such details as an all-glass back (as is the fashion these days), a display notch, a single lens camera system that sticks out from the back ever so slightly, and interestingly a speaker grill at the bottom of the display (on the phone's 'chin').

As you might expect Google has doubled down on not having a headphone jack, as well as keeping the fingerprint sensor in the same place and the stylised glass bar on the back of the phone. The SIM card tray is still there as well, though it's been moved to the bottom of the phone for one reason or another.

Overall not that different from the Pixel 2 XL, which shouldn't be a surprise, though Google has jumped in with the other bezel-hating companies to build a bigger display. As a result there's a notch, though leaked screen protectors (of all things) suggest that the regular sized Pixel 3 will not notch the display, and will instead have a bar running along the top much like the Samsung Galaxy S9.

It's worth pointing out that these pictures are supposed to be of a prototype, so it's more than possible that some specifics might change between now and launch. As for launch, Google's expected to unveil the Pixel 3 range in October - so it's going to be a while before we find out just what's what. Expect plenty more leaks in the meantime, though. [XDA via TechRadar]