Google Pixel 3 XL listed for sale on black market, priced at $2000 each

Google Pixel 3 XL listed for sale on black market, priced at $2000 each
Over the last few weeks, we have seen images allegedly showing the unannounced Google Pixel 3 XL. More recently, the phone has been spotted out in the wild riding a Toronto streetcar, and starring in a few videos. Apparently, a shipment of pre-release units are being sold in the Ukrainian black market by a Telegram user by the name of Luchkov, who says he is associated with Wylsacom Media. We listed the latter as a source of a Pixel 3 XL leak that we passed along to you earlier today.

The description of the device, translated by Google from the original Russian, says that the seller expects the Pixel 3 XL to be released at around the same time that the Pixel 2 XL was released last year. The second generation model was introduced on October 4th, 2017 and released on October 20th, 2017. A listing found for these wayward Pixel 3 XL units states that there are 3 units left, each one priced at $2,000 USD. The sellers, using multiple Telegram accounts, are also offering 128GB Pixel 2 XL units for $665 ($100 less without the box).

Google's legal and security teams have been meeting with contract manufacturer Foxconn over the last two days to discuss the recently published leaks. Keep in mind that if you're intrigued by the idea of purchasing a Google Pixel 3 XL weeks before the phone is introduced, anyone buying merchandise that they know was obtained illegally could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony in the U.S.


Some of the Pixel 3 XL leaks that we have seen are said to be units purchased from the aforementioned Ukrainian seller. The latter claims that Google cannot remotely deactivate the  units he is selling. Twitter user Owen (@ow) pointed out that some of the units are listed as "DVT" (Design Validation Testing) and others were listed as "EVT" (Engineering Validation Testing). He also claims that the software on the phones is dog-food level and is not ready for prime time.


source: @ow, 9to5Google

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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 64 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh
Pixel 2 XL
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3520 mAh

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12 Comments

1. jacure619

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2018

I'll take 2.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4317; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's ugly enough at 200 let alone 2000

3. rsiders

Posts: 2008; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

What idiot would buy these at $2000 when you could wait a few months and get it for $700-800? :D

4. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Nowadays, it is not so shocking to see such idiots.

5. Ikechukwu

Posts: 262; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

exactly

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1829; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Probably sombody with way more money than you and a a little bit of whatever attitude and ......... the price worries you..... how about the fact that they could be fakes or some sort of scam.

7. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

The back looks so much like the 2014 Lumia phones. When I see this $h*t, I really appreciate Samsung and Huawei.

8. CDexterWard

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

At that price and with that notch, the notch better provide the following: 1) A 600w subwoofer 2) A laser light show 3) A pop-up disco ball 4) A scotch dispenser 5) A holographic display of Deadpool giving the finger I'll compromise and take 2 of 5 Google. IMPRESS ME.

9. GoTstan

Posts: 386; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

There's a sucker born every minute........bring back nexus

10. Elvis358

Posts: 259; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

This does put a smile on my face !!!

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Google should take some measures against such people who are leaking all these phones. Better deactivate this phone remotely.

12. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

IMEIs will have to be changed, as I know Google knows the IMEI of each stolen phone. I'm sure the US carriers will block these phones.

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