There was one more Pixel three XL leak, this time courtesy of the Russian web site Rozetked. We get to see much more footage, affirmation of the wi-fi charging, and a severe conundrum about what the again is manufactured from.

The images look quite a bit like what we noticed within the earlier leak, with a working Pixel three XL and a entrance notch so massive it may most likely be seen from house. The 2 front-facing cameras are nonetheless there.

After operating the Russian-language article via Google Translate, we get a little bit of background about how all these leaks are occurring. “Google made a giant mistake” the translated article reads, “and two months earlier than the discharge of the smartphone, it missed a batch of completed units.” Allegedly, there are an entire “batch” of Google telephones floating round on the market. A follow-up report from 9to5Google claims a Ukrainian black-market vendor is promoting these ill-gotten Pixel three XLs for $2,000 a pop. This may clarify why all of the Pixel three XL leaks have been Russian-language to date (this leak, the earlier leak, and one other leak at present from  and why we’ve not seen any common Pixel three photographs. The leaks aren’t from a manufacturing unit—which might most likely additionally produce the common Pixel three—and so they solely exist as a result of Google misplaced a field of three XLs.

Probably the most attention-grabbing a part of the leak pertains to the questions raised concerning the again materials. The leaker, who goes by the Twitter title “Максим Хорошев,” described the physique as “Glass on prime, plastic under, I suppose.” I assumed the again was a single sheet of glass with a two-tone look offered by the brand new “etching” method out there to Gorilla Glass 6 telephones. Once I requested Хорошев about this on Twitter, he responded “I really feel it like plastic. three XL very gentle. I see the seam.”

Glass telephones are noticeably heavier than non-glass telephones, so whereas the remedy to a fabric can typically throw you off, calling it “gentle” is an indication the again won’t be glass. There must be a seam between the glass prime and a plastic again, and whereas that hasn’t actually confirmed up in footage but, the leaker claims a seam is there.

Regardless of the again is manufactured from, we all know it is not metallic, because the Pixel three XL accommodates wi-fi charging. Хорошев posted a video confirming this, the place he was in a position to put the three XL on a standard Qi charger and the cellphone began charging up. There’s even a brand new charging animation. Rozetked has additionally posted some digicam samples from its 3XL unit, though the digicam software program is so early it identifies as “QCAM-AA” as a substitute of “Pixel three XL.” The images look high-quality, however when it is this early, I can not think about the digicam software program is consultant of the ultimate product.

For now, we wait. The perfect guess for a Pixel three and three XL launch date are October four, identical to the earlier two telephones.

Itemizing picture by Rozetked


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