The Google Pixel 3 XL and its massive notch have just leaked out again

The Google Pixel 3 XL and its massive notch have just leaked out again
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.


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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 128 GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh

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28 Comments

1. JohnR

Posts: 144; 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.

2. Trex95

Posts: 2364; 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.

22. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

You need some bezel for VR headsets, like Daydream and Cardboard. Otherwise it would leave some light leak in on the sides.

25. KingSam

Posts: 1377; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Nope. The display is large enough to past the edge of the view holes. The sides could be blacked out with software.

26. KingSam

Posts: 1377; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

Nope. The display is large enough to past the edge of the view holes. The sides could be blacked out with software.

13. lyndon420

Posts: 6517; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

It's like a competition to see which OEM can create the ugliest phone.

3. redmd

Posts: 1910; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Perfect notch and prefect chin. Wow Google.

4. Bankz

Posts: 2491; 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..

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

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.

16. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

At least the camera will be amazing. I’m trying to be positive!

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21485; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, I prefer to be realistic.

28. Trex95

Posts: 2364; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Price going to be more expensive than note 9 and a bit cheaper than iPhone X’s max.

5. umaru-chan

Posts: 343; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

This looks bad but thank God it doesn't look as bad as xperia zx2p.

9. Pcworld1976

Posts: 117; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

I prefer 1000 times the design of xzp2

20. TechNeck

Posts: 643; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Why do you hate on Sony so much? Every single comment I've seen from you recently always shame Sony even though the articles have nothing to do with them.

6. notmyresident

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 12, 2017

Could this Pixel 3Xl be the budget Pixel that was reported on in the past? It looks so much like a cheap chinese phone.

8. Pcworld1976

Posts: 117; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

The one who designed the pixel should give you a vacation or a design course

7. Pcworld1976

Posts: 117; Member since: Sep 18, 2018

Google please your noo

10. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

The notch is gay

21. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Is it being "gay" meant as something negative? VERY unnecessary comment. Reported.

23. coco1

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 21, 2018

Quit being a homo you over sensitive puss

24. joshuaswingle

Posts: 489; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Another report coming your way. PS: oversensitive is one word, not two.

11. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

The notch is ghey

12. warrenellis93

Posts: 540; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

The notch is no good

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6517; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You were right the first time. The notch is gay.

17. pmg1997

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

GOOD LORD! This phone looks HORRIBLE! An ugly a$$ notch and a huge chin! Nope, not for me!!!

19. srgonu

Posts: 511; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Looks like no wireless charging this time too.

27. talon95

Posts: 985; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Wow, that's ugly Google. Let me come design for you and I'll fix that hot mess up.

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