Leaked Renders Give Us Our Best Look at the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

By Tom Pritchard on at

It's probably going to be about three of four months before Google unveils the Pixel 3 and its XL counterpart to the world. But the leakers of the world don't worry themselves with such timelines, and we've already started seeing plenty of information about the upcoming Android flagships. The latest is a selection of renders, showing off the design both phones in full.

The renders come in the form of videos from noted leaker @OnLeaks and MySmartPrice, corroborating much of what we've seen already. As expected the Pixel 3 is much like the Pixel 2 in terms of design, with a full bar over the top of the display and a 'chin' containing the second speaker. The Pixel 3 XL is similar, albeit with a notched display similar to those found in other smartphones.

Interestingly the renders show both phones rocking a single camera system on the back, though there seem to be two front cameras instead. While it's not entirely clear what this is for, the dual-camera system could enable some sort of front-facing portrait mode or, alternatively, could be part of Google's take on facial recognition. That's just me speculating, but you know they're not the craziest ideas in the world.

As we expected, both phones have ditched the headphone jack and switched the SIM try to the underside of the phone, but for the most part the overall design remains mostly the same. Hardly a surprise, given what phones have been like the past few years.

Whether we can trust these renders is another story, especially since the videos aren't showing off something official. They're based on factory CADs, according to OnLeaks, so they're not exactly fresh from the Google archives and might end up being inaccurate. We're just going to have to wait and see what Google has in store for us later this year. [MySmartPrice via The Next Web]