Google Pixel 3/3 XL to launch with "Top Shot" selfie mode and "Flip to Shhh"

Google Pixel 3/3 XL to launch with
With less than four days to go before the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are announced, it seems UK carrier EE is already preparing promotional brochures for the phones. And despite the ridiculous number of leaks, they contain a few bits of previously unknown information.

For quite some time now, Google’s next smartphones have been expected to introduce a new Super Selfie mode – the official Made by Google Twitter account even teased the feature earlier on today – but if these documents are accurate, it seems the feature will arrive under the name of “Top Shot.” Seemingly, it will be used to capture the best possible shots in each situation by searching for “smiles, not blinks” with the help of AI. Moreover, it’s claimed that it will help “take group selfies that get everyone in the photo (without a selfie stick).” This backs up recent leaks that claimed the second front-facing camera boasts a super wide-angle lens.

Moving away from the photography department, Active Edge is referenced in the image and will once again be used to activate the Google Assistant. The Google Lens feature also looks set to be marketed heavily. One last thing mentioned is the option of flipping the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL over in order to turn off all notifications. This, according to XDA Developers, is the brand's latest Do Not Disturb feature and will be marketed as “Flip to Shhh.”

On a separate note, the brochure also provides a glimpse at the new Chromecast and the upcoming Google Home Hub. While pricing is unconfirmed for the latter, the documents do state that it will begin shipping on October 22, although this date may be exclusive to the UK or EE.

Related phones

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 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh
Pixel 3
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh



1. Whitedot

Posts: 878; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

£58 per month they can suck my toe.

2. epdm2be

Posts: 827; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

"...flipping the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL over in order to turn off all notifications..." Euhm... do not all phones have this already? Oh wait... this is 2011, isn't it?

3. kennybenny

Posts: 226; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

Anyone notice they give away 6 free months of Apple Music as a offer ON A GOOGLE PHONE!!!!! lol! ;)

7. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Yeah. That's weird.

8. mrochester

Posts: 1040; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Why is it weird? Apple Music is available on Android.

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And yet, you miss the fact that UK carrier make this brochures, and it's up to them to give whatever free subscription they want. It's NOT LIMITED TO PIXELS, they give this promo for all new costumers. Verizon also give free 6-months of Apple Music for costumers with unlimited data plan.

4. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Lol yeah Google better have something else up its sleeve


Posts: 946; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Gotta love EE with the outrageous prices they charge. Company is a joke.

6. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 264; Member since: May 15, 2013

Wow I never thought I would see the day when you can just flip your phone to mute notific... Wait...

10. alanrock

Posts: 329; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

flip to hide notch...

12. perry1234

Posts: 654; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Haha, for the Pixel 3XL , yeah ! This comment deserves more upvotes.

11. Sparkxster

Posts: 1247; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Flip to shhhh.... Instant way to shhhh my phone.... Nice!!!

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'm actually liking the white non XL Pixel. Normally I don't care for white phones, but it really works with this generation.

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