The Google Pixel 3 XL and its massive notch have just leaked out again
by Joshua Swingle / Sep 21, 2018, 10:31 AM
Recently, following months of leaks, the first official Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders popped up on the web. Unfortunately, the designs were concealed by rather bulky cases. But thanks to today's latest images of the Pixel 3 XL, yet another glimpse of the phone has been provided.
As reported multiple times before, the larger Pixel 3 XL looks very similar to last year's model from the rear thanks to the dual-tone construction. Unlike last year's Pixel 2 lineup, though, this year's model makes use of a large frosted glass section and a separate area that is now understood to be aluminum covered with a plastic-like coating. Regardless of the composition, the rear panel is still home to the Google “G” towards the bottom, and the fingerprint scanner the middle. Additionally, following in the footsteps of previous Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 XL sport justs one rear camera in the top-left corner.
When the phone is flipped over, the differences in comparison to previous generations become much more obvious due to the upper bezel situation. After all, while last year's Pixel 2 XL makes use of a much more traditional bezel, this new device is home to a pretty huge notch. Thankfully, this integrates a new dual-camera selfie setup and one of two front-facing stereo speakers – the other one is placed on the bottom bezel. Another design detail that has been confirmed by the tipster who published these images is the presence of a SIM tray on the bottom of the phone and the mint-colored accented power button. Unfortunately, following in the footsteps of the previous lineup, the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, owners will have to rely on the USB Type-C port and Bluetooth connectivity.
For quite some time now, it’s been reported that these Pixel 3 leaks are all part of an elaborate marketing campaign. After all, recent Pixel 3-related teasers and stories have all lined up with the timeline that Google allegedly has planned. Unfortunately, the truth behind the whole situation will not be known until October 9, which is when the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will officially arrive.
source: Ishan Agarwal
Posts: 125; Member since: Sep 08, 2017
Damn, that notch is insane! And I'm not someone that generally has a problem with notches. You can't unsee that thing. Hopefully they use software to be able to hide it.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 10:38 AM 9
Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013
If just google get ride of that big chin like iPhone X then the pixel 3xl looks a lot better.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 10:41 AM 3
Posts: 2442; Member since: Apr 08, 2016
How bout Google just announce the prices of these atrocities and be over and done with it? I don't even have a problem with the notch but come on Google, the overall design is just flat out lazy, without giving any damn about symmetry, feature set and aesthetics. By the way, I know the camera will probably be very good and maybe even be the best (doubt it tbh) but please Google, stop it with these one camera thing. Cameras now are now basically on the same page across the board that you'd basically only need to zoom in to tell the difference. However, what will be of actual use to users is features that can not otherwise be possible on a single smartphone camera because of physical constraints. Those can only be gotten by adding another camera to the phone. I don't know what's up with this conservatism. Single camera, 4gb ram, ugly design, huge notch, small battery, mediocre screen, barbones OS, no headphone jack, and probably charge $1,000 for it and they expect this to even remotely sell in reasonable amounts? Smh..
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 10:56 AM 4
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And that's it in a nutshell, couldn't have said it better myself. This phone is utterly craptastic, from the horrendous design on up. And don't even get me started on the exorbitant price that Google will undoubtedly charge for this thing, and the buggy software that will no doubt accompany it all.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 12:16 PM 2
Posts: 314; Member since: Apr 27, 2017
This looks bad but thank God it doesn't look as bad as xperia zx2p.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 11:01 AM 1
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Could this Pixel 3Xl be the budget Pixel that was reported on in the past? It looks so much like a cheap chinese phone.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 11:11 AM 2
Posts: 521; Member since: Jul 21, 2011
The notch is gay
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 11:22 AM 3
Posts: 349; Member since: Apr 03, 2018
Is it being "gay" meant as something negative? VERY unnecessary comment. Reported.
posted on Sep 21, 2018, 6:33 PM 0
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