Google Pixel 3 XL video preview reveals giant 6.7" display, 3430mAh battery

The Telegram channel of a Russian tech blogger is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to tidbits about the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL flagship. After doing an impromptu unboxing, the guy posted a look-around session with the device, showcasing the design and perusing the Android 9 Pie software. The video was only available as a download if you register with Telegram at the source link, but is already on YouTube, and you can have a look at the most pertinent tell-alls in the slideshow below.

A more subtle two-tone design can be seen on this white version, a notch, and a resolution/pixel density combo of 1440x2960 and 494ppi that our humble calculations return to mean a giant 6.7"+ display. If we have to be precise, our calculator returns a 6.663" panel which even with a notch at the top still means a huge phone, more so with that unsightly wide chin at the bottom. 

The guy does warn that this is a pre-release version, though, so let's hope that the design is still being refined. Further down the specs list are a Snapdragon 845 chipset, 4GB RAM/64GB storage, and a 3430 mAh battery. The camera duties are taken by a 12MP sensor again, it seems, with an 8MP selfie shooter at the front. 

We can also clearly see a demo of the always-on display wallpaper support that was just unearthed in Android Pie, and which Google may very well keep a Pixel 3 exclusive. Do you like what you see so far with the eventual Google Pixel 3 XL baring it all?

source: LuchkovCh (Telegram)

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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




Posts: 945; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Worst looking phone of 2018

14. asirfaysal

Posts: 98; Member since: Jul 19, 2016

Ugly af

30. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

I believe Xperia flagship phones in 2018 already won the title. They are fat, ugly and heavy. Yet despite having huge space the battery capacity is tiny compared to other flagship phones. The finger print scanner is at worst position place. Their designers are mediocre moron who can't build good looking phones.

32. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Notched phones are worse. Meitu T9 is ugliest.

39. umaru-chan

Posts: 372; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Shut up moron. Get a life. You spend too much time on internet defending pathetic Xperia phone. It may be a news to you but the company gets worse because of moronic fanboys like you. Blind fanboys will defend any things from their beloved company. No matter how garbage the products are. Instead of insulting reviewers you moron should ask for better products from your company.

42. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Same way morons spend time attacking. All notched phones are ugly. If iphone X did not have notch , everybody would say notch is ugly. At least ppl buy Sony because they want, not to show off on instagram or at nightclubs. - Oh, I have iphone .. Then I am cool.


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Whatever, dude. You have a serious stiffy for anything Sony. Just about everyone who handles the XZ2 commend it for how good it looks in person and its hand feel.

15. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

No no, I found it hard to believe too, but it seems that Sony is still making devices.

38. therealestmc

Posts: 679; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

I wonder who are the suckers buying the Sony devices. Those things are ugly as sin.

43. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I worder why ppl think Apple stuff is fancy.

19. maherk

Posts: 7010; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

of all time*

20. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

IKR, ugliest notch as well..

23. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

All the Android flagships in 2018 are just garbage compared to iPhone X. The gap will increase with this year's iPhones even further. Good luck Android fanboys!

27. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Dude, the people using Android don't like iOS so almost every Android phone is better to us. I'll be getting the smaller Pixel because I don't like the way the XL looks and it's running Android.

36. baldilocks

Posts: 1545; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

I use an iPhone X as my work phone and sorry, it is a boring slab of a phone. My OnePlus 6 performs much better and I can actually use it as a smartphone instead of just an app launcher. So, try again.

54. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 132; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

Said nobody

57. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

You can't afford a Samsung phone piyath, you are too poor.

35. thenotoriousrob

Posts: 22; Member since: Oct 11, 2017

They really should "leak" an early prototype to get feedback. These comments alone would be enough to scrap the entire design and start over.

41. miketer

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Sadly, yes, it's ugly. i was planning to upgrade from my 1st gen Pixel, but I'll wait. Don't want any forked Androids through other brands. Coming back to the point, yes it's ugly. With HTC team under them, I wonder what went wrong with Pichai & Co.

56. Maryh5719

Posts: 3; Member since: May 31, 2018

How do u know.that. u haven't even seen the phone yet in person.probably don't have a pixel either. I do and love it. Waiting for piel 3 to upgrade.

2. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I'm interested.

3. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Wow i thought the Note 9 had a small Battery when will companies Learn bigger battery better.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

How the hell does a note 9 have a small battery.

31. Avieshek unregistered

Samsung A-series and C-series did have a 6000mAh and 5000mAh batteries. The Note 9 even has a bigger 6.4 screen. A S10+ 'without a stylus' can easily fit a bigger battery in the same size.

13. jellmoo

Posts: 2660; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

When did 4000 mAh become "small"? How many widely available devices have larger batteries than that?

4. surethom

Posts: 1730; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

If the XL. Has this small battery what will the standard pic 3 have. Not looking promising.

10. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

2700 or 2800


Posts: 432; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

Call me crazy but it's growing on me. As time passes I realized that all the phones look the same with no flair. This ugly duckling might be ugly but it stands out for being so ugly. I'm going trade xl2 in for it!

6. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

All that screen and a tiny 3430 mAh battery. And it's a ugly ass phone.

25. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Did Google ask HTC to manufacture this phone? cause it's just looks like another "waste of space" smartphone.

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