Hong Kong store is selling a Google Pixel 3 XL three days before the device becomes official

Hong Kong store is selling a Google Pixel 3 XL three days before the device becomes official
Has there ever been a phone that leaked as much as the Google Pixel 3 XL? And things got a little worse for Google after a shop in Hong Kong that sells mobile devices, Wah Phone Digital, obtained a unit three days before Google is scheduled to introduce the new Pixel 3 line. The shop is selling the phone for the equivalent of $2,027 USD.

The phone checks out as legit with the IMEI coming back as belonging to a Pixel 3 XL. Not much info can be gleaned from the box outside of the model's 6.3-inch screen size, the "Just Black" color option belonging to this particular handset and the phone's "G013C" model number. Inside the box is a pair of USB-C earphones, USB-C-to-3.5mm and USB-C-to-USB-A dongles, a USB-C-to-USB-C cable, and an 18W USB-C power adapter (although this box contained an Australian plug).

According to a CPU-Z run through conducted by Engadget, the Pixel 3 XL carries a 3732mAh battery, a 6% hike from the 3520mAh battery that powers the Pixel 2 XL. CPU-Z also confirms that the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is under the hood. Other testing shows that the screen carries a resolution of 1440 x 2960 (an aspect ratio of 18.5:9) and the Pixel 3 XL's own camera app reveals that once again a 12.2MP camera graces the back of the phone. While an 8MP camera returns in front for selfies and video chats, this time there is a second sensor in front for wide-angle selfies. The Active Edge feature is back, allowing users to summon Google Assistant with a squeeze, and Android 9.0 Pie is pre-installed.

Will Google pull a rabbit out of its hat on Tuesday? Some are calling for the unveiling of a large-screened Google Pixel Ultra with an un-notched edge-to-edge display, and Google is reportedly benchmark testing a mini Pixel code named "Bonito." The Made By Google event takes place on October 9th starting at 11am ET (8am PT, 15:00 GMT). It is being livestreamed over the Made By Google YouTube channel and Instagram account.

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 64GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



1. mickylz

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

Ummm.... don't think I'd be paying that money for a phone looking so grimey. They could have at least given it a clean. Passed around the office for a while I think.

6. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

At the end of the day it still ships with a USBC quick charger, a 3.5mm dongle. Things that are missing from every new IPhone. Besides we are guaranteed that it will still support Daydream VR, and the notch can be enabled or disabled from the settings. Just like the gestures can be enabled or disabled in the same way.

7. mrochester

Posts: 1043; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It’s missing iOS though.

10. chris2k5

Posts: 291; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

At the beginning of the day the Pixel 3 XL will have a crappy OLED screen with blueshift AGAIN.

3. mickylz

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 28, 2014

....(facebook Wahphone) for pics.

4. rj_78

Posts: 74; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Google should’ve launched in September itself.

8. brasstax

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I think Google was launched several years back mate.

5. jodeci888

Posts: 81; Member since: May 14, 2009

I bet they got them from some Russians.

12. gamehead unregistered

This phone leaked so many times

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