Black Google Pixel 3 XL takes a Lyft ride, gets photographed

Black Google Pixel 3 XL takes a Lyft ride, gets photographed
The Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 seem to be two of Google's worst kept secrets of 2018. We've already seen the two phones in plenty of leaked images (and even videos), so we're genuinely curious to find out if Google will have any surprises left to reveal about them on October 9, when the handsets should be officially announced. Until that day comes, though, we can now take yet another look at the Pixel 3 XL - a pre-production unit, to be precise.

Reportedly, the Google Pixel 3 XL pictured in this article was found by a Lyft driver on the back seat of his car, not long after dropping off some passengers. The smartphone appears to have a transparent protective cover on, but it certainly resembles the Pixel 3 XL units seen in previously leaked materials - big notch, rear fingerprint scanner, and a single main camera.

It's said that the Pixel 3 XL sports a display of 6.2 inches or more, while the smaller Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch screen. The two smartphones are expected to share most of their other features: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors, 4 GB of RAM, excellent cameras, Android 9 Pie out of the box, and so on.

We're assuming that both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will go on sale shortly after their announcement (in October). Just like the Pixel 2 series, the upcoming handsets will be compatible with all major US carriers, and they might be sold at similar prices - starting at $649 for the 5.5-inch model, and $749 for the larger one.

From what you've seen thus far, do you think you'll want to buy any of Google's new Pixel smartphones?

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



2. Furkan

Posts: 552; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

NOT looking that bad IN REAL LIFE I thought it looks so ugly in RENDERS

4. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

It looks ugly in live pics too.

7. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It looked exactly the same. People just wanted to jump aboard other people complaining about something, because that's how we all get along right?!

3. OneLove123

Posts: 972; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I'll take that big screen.

5. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

So why this thing wasn't released yet ?!

9. matistight

Posts: 982; Member since: May 13, 2009

"Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are Android smartphones designed, developed and marketed by Google. They were announced during a Google event on October 4, 2017, as the successors to the Pixel and Pixel XL. They were released on October 19, 2017, and serve as the second set of smartphones in the Google Pixel hardware line. Its successor, the Pixel 3, will be presented on Thursday, October 4, 2018 in San Francisco or Monday, October 9, 2018 in NYC." Use Google, it's your friend

19. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

U missed the point of my comment

6. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

This story is about as fake as me having a small pecker. Lol

11. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

What makes you think it's fake?

12. Foxgabanna

Posts: 587; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

The Pixel itself isnt fake. I just can't imagine employees being so careless with company property. Besides Apple was doing this with leaving it in a bar and what not and it was strategically placed to build hype. Do you really think someone who found a pixel 3 is going to come running to phonearena? I'd sell it.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"Do you really think someone who found a pixel 3 is going to come running to phonearena" No, they come to Android Police, check the source.

21. Fred3

Posts: 496; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It's all fake go look at that girls unboxing video. The words on this earbuds was spelled Google the wrong way

13. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The phone is real, but the whole story about someone left his pre-production unit in Lyft is fake. All those leaks, reviews, unboxing, and others things about Pixel 3 is just Google's publicity stunt. All tech media now writing about Note 9, IFA and soon iPhone, people will forgot about Pixel's existence if Google didn't do this.

10. Cat97

Posts: 1864; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Ok, so it really exists, even if it's hard to conceive Google would have designed something like that.

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

What's so hard about it? Google Pixels is always ugly since the first Pixel. Front-facing speaker with huge chin - check Ugly dual-tone rear panel - check Huge top bezel - half check (they forcefully give a notch to it) Overall, the front design is just like the older pixel but with a notch.

16. Jrod99

Posts: 715; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Wonder what kind of hardware in the notch?

17. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

This is so ugly. Even chinese iphone knockoffs are way better in terms of design. Google is like Samsung and other android trying to be like apple. No way they can get a trillion valuation if they would come up with this kind of design.

18. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

It's a NO.

20. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Google is a software GIANT. I bet they’ll pull off awesome stuff.

22. rouyal

Posts: 1573; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I gotta say it's set up. The chances of a common person, the Lyft driver, knowing about a Pixel 3 is slim to none. To anyone, this phone would look like any other to them.

23. ha11t

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 27, 2017

I am hoping that all this leaks is made by google to surprise us with a different phone design at pixel launch event.

24. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Oh look I found this unreleased pre production unit in the back of my car....

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