An enormous Pixel three XL leak hit the Internet right this moment, because of the Telegram channel Канал Лучкова. The channel posted pictures and video of a pre-release Pixel three XL unboxing, together with details about specs, how the notch works, and in-box equipment.

Every little thing strains up with what we have beforehand heard in regards to the Pixel three XL. For its flagship smartphone, Google goes with a notched design and an all-glass physique. On the entrance, it nonetheless seems to be like there are two front-facing cameras; on the again, there appears to be a two-tone all-glass design, a fingerprint reader, and a single digicam.

With the cellphone really turned on and dealing, we get to be taught a bit extra about it. First, the notch design of the Pixel three XL seems to be like a large number. These footage affirm that the notch is about twice as tall as different notch designs. It is so massive that it stretches out the standing bar, making it thicker than regular, similar to the Important cellphone. Second, the notch takes up a lot horizontal house that there is solely room for 3 notification icons within the standing bar. Because of the way in which Android 9 Pie works, you normally get two precise icons and a 3rd “overflow” icon indicating that you’ve extra icons to take a look at.

One of many footage provides us a spec readout, which features a 2960×1440 show, 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm SoC that appears like a match for the Snapdragon 845. For now, the OS is “Android 9,” though it could not be shocking to see that change to Android 9.1 in time for launch—Google normally cooks up a x.1 launch particularly for its telephones. Within the image, you possibly can see Android 9 Pie’s gesture navigation is turned on, which Google not too long ago instructed Android Central could be the default for Pixels going ahead.

Within the field, we see a pair of ear buds that share an identical design to Google’s Pixel Buds, however they’re wired (with USB-C) and lack the “G” emblem on the surface. There appears to be a plastic field in the course of the headphone wire, which may be for an in-line distant. We are able to additionally see a USB-C to three.5mm dongle (there is not any built-in headphone jack), a USB-C to USB-A adapter for transferring data from one other gadget, and the same old USB-C charging cable. In-box equipment can range from nation to nation, so in case you are that excited about pack-in Google headphones, make certain they arrive with the model transport in your territory.

Whereas the software program is certainly unfinished, that is the closest-to-final we have seen of the Pixel three XL. It is the primary one we have seen with the Google “G” emblem on the again as a substitute of the prototype emblem we have seen on each different Pixel three XL. There are nonetheless a couple of unanswered questions. What’s the last software program going to be like? What are the twin entrance cameras for? Face unlock? A entrance portrait mode? Stereo imaginative and prescient and augmented actuality? We’re additionally questioning if rumors of a wise show dock will come true.

For now, we’ll have to attend for a last launch (or extra leaks).


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