Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL first official press photos leak out

Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL first official press photos leak out

The Pixel 3 series easily wins the title of the most leaked device of 2018, and these here, first allegedly official press pictures of the two new Google phones don't do much to add mystery to the upcoming launch.

In fact, the only reason these are worth sharing is because after all the video leaks recently, a conspiracy theory has appeared that Google might be teasing fake Pixel 3 phones via all those leaks and the actual Pixel 3 XL might not have a giant notch like it has.

Well, these new photos shoot down those conspiracy theories and depict the very same Pixel 3 phones that we have seen time and time again: no notch on the smaller phone, and a big one on the XL version. On the back, Google sticks with a single camera that can do it all from day shots to night pictures and portrait shots. What's interesting is the color, as we see a black version, and a minimalist, wallpaper with a big "3" on it.

And, of course, you can clearly see both phones wearing an official Google fabric case, a material that Google has warmly adopted in the past year or so.


This is all we learn from these latest photos, but we already know the rest. Check out our detailed Pixel 3 series rumor review to learn all there is to know about the upcoming Google phones.


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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 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
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

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50 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 662; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Can they improve on last years camera, lets hope so.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

If Google releases the pixel 3 XL with this leaked design, that will be the biggest gaffe in the mobile industry, second only to the HTC one m9 and the Galaxy S5.

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Iphone X, LG G5, Sony XA1, Nexus 5x, Motorola X4

27. umaru-chan

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

3 xl looking terrible but 3 is shaping up to be a very good phone. Atleast 3xl is not as ugly looking as xz2p.

37. Georgio

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Google always had more industrial kind of look ; quite manly . Apple makes phones for little girls ; pretty and shiny. Everywhere I look I see those teenage girls with a pink or red iphone. Google also made a notchles phone for people who don't like a phone with a notch. So you don't have to cry like a sissy girl

41. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You act like apple was the first to make a shiny phone, or the only one to do so. And pink and red colours and shiny finishes are only for girls?! What kind of stupid logic is that??? And apple also made a notchless phone for people who don't want a notch....get your facts checked genius! You seem to be the sissy girl crying here.

46. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Apple made 3 new iPhones this year, and all have notches. Plus Apple only supports the notch to the point that all new or modified apps must support the notch or your app is rejected. All iOS developers are FORCED to support the X notch. Android pie OS gives users the option to use the notch or not. Plus all developers can just continue to code the way they always have. Android users are the ones given the option to either use the notch or not. Along with Android pie that has those options built into the OS. Just like Android pie also gives users the option to use gestures or use the original navigation buttons. Apple users once again don't get an option. Google is the one that empowers the user, where as Apple forces it's users to do or go in the direction they want. You are the one that needs to get your facts straight. All you did is prove to everyone here that you don't know your head from your @$$.

7. surethom

Posts: 1669; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The could have by adding a second zoom lens.

25. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, the original Pixel was praised for its camera quality, it was cited for the best mobile phone camera at the time of its release, and they managed to significantly improve upon it with the Pixel 2, I'm sure they'll repeat history this year as the phone's camera seems to be a primary focus for them, But I will have to agree with surethom, if they add a 2x lens, that would be awesome! Also, a second lens on the back would benefit their AR functionality and portrait effects, No matter how amazing their portraits are with the single lens, it's still flawed and needs an additional lens for perspective.

47. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

A second lense for AR is definitely not needed, especially when it would only add some unnecessary processing, and at the end you would get the same AR results. The only thing a second lense would add is better zoom, and/or perspective. But it wouldn't help out in AR.

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6032; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Well, the original Pixel was praised for its camera quality, it was cited for the best mobile phone camera at the time of its release, and they managed to significantly improve upon it with the Pixel 2, I'm sure they'll repeat history this year as the phone's camera seems to be a primary focus for them, But I will have to agree with surethom, if they add a 2x lens, that would be awesome! Also, a second lens on the back would benefit their AR functionality and portrait effects, No matter how amazing their portraits are with the single lens, it's still flawed and needs an additional lens for perspective.

31. applesnapple93

Posts: 302; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

phones were made by LG. Pixel 2 XL was a rebranded LG v30. Pixel 3 XL is a rebranded LG G7 ThinQ. I cant be the only one that realizes this?

35. Georgio

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

No !! Google bought HTC hardware team ; Pixel 3 is made in house by google

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Notch Resistance incoming.

24. Cat97

Posts: 1866; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

What Pixel 3 has is not a notch, it is a 70-year old sagging breast.

3. SyCo87

Posts: 300; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Well I guess we have only two companies innovating(design-wise) this year, Opportunity and Vivo.

13. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

As far as this year is concerned, nothing is gonna come close to the Huawei mate 20 pro to be honest. My candid opinion.

4. yonith

Posts: 227; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

The bezels on the 3 are unacceptable! I was going to switch to this from the iPhone 7 but since I want a smaller phone I’m just gonna go with the XS.

6. skips

Posts: 479; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

where are all the tinfoil people thinking all these notch boasting phones are fake

8. lostdaynight

Posts: 31; Member since: May 16, 2011

Why is the "regular" Pixel stuck in HTC U11 land for every single generation? Apple, Samsung, LG...you name it. They all have big screen-to-body ratios for devices THROUGHOUT their range, from the cheap ones to the flagships. Why does Google refuse to keep up?

42. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Oh nice! I would wanna buy that iPhone 8 plus with 80% screen:body. Must be a fantastic phone :)

9. Rigmaster

Posts: 234; Member since: Jan 22, 2018

Notch to meet you too, Pixel-crew. Could someone at least make the notches decorative? Some bling around them or something. Anything.

15. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Or make them scrollable or maybe even turn them to an actual second screen.. oh well! Smh

11. Quicksword_Phantom

Posts: 180; Member since: Jun 15, 2015

Pixel 3 XL is DOA.

30. Cat97

Posts: 1866; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Not if it will be sold at an affordable $1099 !

12. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3101; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Most horrible looking phone of 2018. Whoever designed the pixel 3 XL should be fired.

17. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Of the modern era. There, fixed it for you.

33. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

Absolutely agree with you both. This thing looks horrendous.

48. Venom

Posts: 3436; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Not nearly as horrendous as that ugly 9 camera setup on that new Nokia phone.

49. meanestgenius

Posts: 21798; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, it's definitely worse than that awesome five camera setup on the Nokia 9.

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