Google Pixel 3 shows off notchless design in first live images; specs confirmed too

Google Pixel 3 shows off notchless design in first live images; specs confirmed too
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders

Following a constant stream of leaks over the past few months that has revealed essentially every last detail about the larger Pixel 3 XL, today is finally the turn of the regular Pixel 3, which has become the subject of the latest live image and screenshot leak.

Coinciding with previous information, the hands-on photos reveal an updated dual-tone rear that now features a portion of glossy glass above the frosted glass area. Additionally, Google’s dedication to the single rear camera is once again visible, with this being coupled with a dual-tone LED flash. Elsewhere on the rear, Google’s “G” can be seen towards the bottom of the panel while towards the top of the frosted glass section is a circular fingerprint scanner. Separately, the frame of the smartphone boasts a glossy finish and is home to an elongated volume rocker and a power button.

Moving over to the front of the smartphone, the regular Pixel 3 adopts a tall 18:9 display that sits at 5.5-inches in size and boasts a resolution of 2160 x 1080p. Unlike the larger Pixel 3 XL, the regular model does not include a notch but it does retain quite the features seen on its larger sibling such as the dual 8-megapixel selfie camera setup and the stereo speakers. Also, in terms of specifications, the presence of a Snapdragon 845 alongside 4GB of RAM has previously been confirmed. However, one particular screenshot does reveal that the battery pack included inside offers a capacity of 2915mAh.

Currently, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are set to be announced by Google at its annual hardware event on October 9. Shortly after this, the smartphones are expected to launch as Verizon exclusives, but the person who provided today’s images did reveal that his device is being tested for compatibility on other networks, which could suggest that the exclusivity arrangement is only temporary.

source: Reddit via: 9To5Google

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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 64 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh



1. yonith

Posts: 228; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

I thought that pic of the back was two phones stacked on top of each other at first. Wow that’s ugly. I would rather have a more compact phone and forgo the dual front facing speakers. Would definitely take this over the XL though.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Meh. It’ll be between the mate 20 pro, iPhone x plus and the Nokia 10 tbh. Especially if the new Nokia comes with the crazy camera configuration and the in display FPS that’s being rumored. Anyway, let’s wait and see though.

11. Georgio

Posts: 274; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Oh my god you people are like a bunch of little girls who want pretty phones!! This phone looks normal!! Its all about software in a pixel phone. You are not android users ; you just want pretty phones. Go get an iphone

23. dannykatan

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 30, 2018

Why can't there be a Pixel with good design and good software? Not really bad looking, though.

33. Georgio

Posts: 274; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

This phone has a good design !!

24. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Hypocrite alert!! If Apple come up with something awful like this you trolls will cry for days saying how ugly and bad it is, but when your beloved Google do that you are flipping it again as a negative point of Apple?? You serious??

35. Georgio

Posts: 274; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

What the heck are u talking about? This phone has a very good design!! The iphone x has a good design too ; but I don't like the notch. But if we are talking about pixel 3 XL ; I don't like it.

30. rsiders

Posts: 1988; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

You do realize people want to like the thing they use every day and spend several hundred dollars on right? Don't give Google a pass for poor design decisions. Design matters. It shows that the creator had something specific in mind. Sony's design team took a nosedive as well. No one's getting off the hook here.

29. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

"Wow that’s ugly."- That's what my cousin said about pixel 2 xl when we were browsing the net and when we got it, he just went "wow, goodbye my old iphone 7." Actual products can give you different feeling once they're in your hands.

2. macawmatt

Posts: 140; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Google sure won't be winning any design competitions this year, at least not in the way you would want to win them. Ugh.

3. Awalker

Posts: 1986; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It looks almost like the Pixel 2XL. This will be my new phone.

25. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Good Luck

40. ssallen

Posts: 206; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Why? The Pixel 2 was very solid and there is no reason to believe this won't be as well. Crying Apple fanboy.

4. rsiders

Posts: 1988; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Finally the prettier one shows up for our viewing pleasure. Honestly feel like these are a step back from last year's designs though. I just don't get what Google was thinking here.

6. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

When the pixel 3 is called the “prettier” phone. Speaks volumes bout the pixel 3 XL tbh.

7. lamzaza

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Don't no what PA is looking I see image what im looking is 2:1 with 5.5" display

9. lamzaza

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Sorry read it to quick saw 16:9

8. rojiblanko

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

I use Brava Desktop CXL software for measurements at my office and based on this picture of the phone with a 5.5" screen I came up with the dimensions of the phone, It will be around 5.64" tall by 2.74" width with a 90.37% screen to body ratio......As a Pixel 2 XL owner I think this Pixel 3 will be my next phone because I f***ing hate the NOTCH of the Pixel 3XL!.....

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4302; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I'm not in the market for an uninspired plain Jane experience but at least the little pixel doesn't look like garbage like the xl does.

12. Cat97

Posts: 1969; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The ugliest $1000 phone ever made.

41. ssallen

Posts: 206; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Says you, a whimpering Apple fanboy. Also, no pricing has been released but if last year is any indication this will be well under $1000. Maybe you should take your ignorant Apple fanboyism back to 9to5Mac...


Posts: 191; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

Bahahahah im speech less

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Google has really dropped the ball ball with the 3rd generation Pixels, design wise. These phones are UGLY. Was hoping to maybe give the Pixel line a try, but that's a BIG NO right now. Let's hope they finally got the software right, as opposed to the buggy beta mess that has been likened to the first two generation Pixels.

42. ssallen

Posts: 206; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

This looks like a smaller Pixel2XL... how is that UGLIER?

15. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Trust me on this .. This phone right here this phone wont sell

21. Fred3

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Same thing y'all said about the OnePlus 6

27. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They got their own target market, App devs and Android devs will still get this phone regardless it's design.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I only buy smaller phones, so the smaller Pixel is a possibility for me. The iPhone 8 is perfect size IMO and wouldn't want anything bigger, but this isn't TOO much bigger. I like that they made the edges pebble rounded like iPhones, it's very comfortable in hand. I'll keep my eye on this one...

17. Nionx

Posts: 207; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

Looks like it's the smaller of the Pixel 3 for me if I decide to get one. No notch and I assume most the features of the taller version. What's not to like? I hope they have that Kinda Blue from last years model. Loved that color

18. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

This is so ugly! Chinese iphone knockoffs are more design wise in terms of design. Iphone notch still the best.

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