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