The year has witnessed the launch of quite a number of Android phones. So, now the time has arrived when the focus is now being fixed on Google and the upcoming Pixel 3 phones that are due to launch later this year.
So, the latest update regarding this states of the fresh and leaked images of a Pixel 3 XL prototype have emerged online showing the device from all angles. Google is expected to launch three variants of the Pixel 3 this year, and in fact, the codenames for the three have been doing the rounds as well.
A user on XDA forums have leaked the front and back of the Pixel 3 XL smartphone first, and then later in the day, have posted more photos with the smartphone in the view from all angles. These photos show the Pixel 3 XL sporting a notch display housing two front camera sensors. In addition, there’s a slight chin at the bottom for the front-facing stereo speakers as well. At the back, users would also see a single rear camera with another sensor placed between the flash and the lens. The fingerprint scanner is also seen at the back. The back panel is glossy, rather than the matte one witnessed seen on previous generation phones, suggesting a glass back. The top portion of the back panel is a little glossier than the rest of it, and the distinctive line separating the top and bottom has also been removed. If the Pixel 3 XL does have a glass back, then it might also have wireless charging support.
Interestingly, the leaked photos suggest that the SIM tray would be located at the bottom edge of the smartphone, right next to the USB Type-C port. There’s no sign of the 3.5mm audio jack indicating that Google would not bring it back. Furthermore, the volume rockers and the power button are housed at the same spot as was on the previous generation. The codename ‘crosshatch’ is also spotted on the display, lending weight to its legitimacy.
Instead of the Google logo, there’s another peculiar logo on the back of the Pixel 3 XL. This could be the official new logo that the tech giant might be used until the final product is ready. A similar logo was seen last year as well. While this looks like a legitimate prototype, it in no way means that the Pixel 3 XL would exactly resemble this look commercially.
Google’s next flagship is expected to arrive with features such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual rear cameras, and 6GB or 8GB of RAM. These and other details would get clearer closer to the launch that might happen in the second half of 2018.