Google Pixel 3 Leaks Confirm A Notch And Type C Earphones

The expected launch of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is still some time away in October, but the leaks continuously coming. Just over a week after we got our latest hands-on at prototypes of Google’s third-generation flagships, but we’re now seeing images emerge of what seems to be an actual production model.

A Russian tech blogger (via Android Police) leaked pixel 3, the images show off the White variant of the larger of the two upcoming Google phones, only this time we can see the Big G’s logo on the rear, part of the retail packaging, an on-screen list of key specs, and, for the first time for a Pixel release, a bundled set of earphones.

The pictures show a device with a sizeable chin and a thick display notch.

In several images you can see that the notification bar is little wider that we expect to fit the notch’s length and the icons are fewer due to the reduced space.

It’s also possible to make out the dual-tone white finish on the rear. Based on previous speculation, it’s believed that the phone will have a glass back with a plastic material covering the bottom half.

One small detail that appears to have changed between prototype to production is the orange power button, instead, the button appears to be finished in the same shade of white as the rest of the phone. The contrasting-color button was reserved for the popular Black and White colorway for the Pixel 2 XL — a.k.a. the Panda phone — so there’s still a chance it might make a comeback elsewhere.

The biggest leak, however, is the inclusion of bundled earphones. Showing in the images, these are USB-C buds (no, the headphone jack isn’t coming back) that closely resemble Google’s premium wireless Pixel Buds. Here’s hoping they deliver on audio quality and aren’t just a cheap pair of disposable earphones that get immediately resigned to the bin.

Finally, we can make out a couple of Settings screens that detail the Pixel 3 XL’s chipset, display resolution, and, to no one’s surprise, confirm that the phone will run the latest version of Android, the newly monikered and released Android 9.0 Pie.

The images show that the phone will be powered by an octa-core Qualcomm processor (4 x 1.77GHz and 4 x 2.8GHz), which is almost certainly the Snapdragon 845 SoC, backed by 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 630 GPU. The display is also listed as having a 1,440 x 2,960 resolution with a 494 ppi rating.

Source Android Police


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