New Google Pixel 3 XL case renders show off two-tone glass construction
Starting over on the rear, one of the case renders confirms that the dual-tone rear panel, which has been present on every Pixel smartphone since the original series, will once again be making a return. However, in a move that will seemingly permit wireless charging support, the aluminum portion has been swapped out for a new frosted glass section that sits on top of the regular glass panel. Additionally, it appears the rear camera sensor is surrounded by a new accented silver strip. While on the topic of the camera, these new case renders also reconfirm the presence of a dual-tone LED flash which sits to the right of the camera sensor. Moreover, the rear fingerprint scanner will also be making a return.
Taking a peek at the front design, the rather large bottom chin is rather difficult to miss, just like the notch that sits above the display. Nevertheless, it’s worth pointing out that both bezels include front-facing speakers, thus permitting a stereo speaker setup, and the notch is also home to two front-facing cameras which will presumably improve bokeh images. On one final design note, the right side of the frame features a volume rocker and a power button.
Currently, Google’s Pixel 3 XL is expected to become official on October 4 alongside the smaller Pixel 3, with sales presumably commencing roughly two weeks later. Internally, both smartphones are expected to be identical but, on the external side of things, the smaller Pixel 3 is set to include a more traditional 18:9 display rather than a notched equivalent like the larger offering.