Leaked Pixel 3 XL case reconfirms the presence of a single rear camera

Leaked Pixel 3 XL case reconfirms the presence of a single rear camera
The design of Google’s Pixel 3 XL is becoming more certain by the day, with alleged hands-on images previously revealing a design largely reminiscent of last year’s Pixel 2 XL, albeit with an all-glass build. Now, however, thanks to a newly-leaked case, the lack of a dual-camera setup has also been confirmed once again.

Continuing to avoid recent camera trends, Google’s Pixel 3 XL will once again stick to a single rear lens that is backed by impressive image processing software which ultimately removes the need for any extra sensors. Interestingly, though, if recent information is correct, the controversial notch that is present up front will be home to a new dual-camera selfie setup that will presumably be capable of producing bokeh images.

Moving away from the camera department, the case in question also confirms the return of a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, as seen on the original Pixel and Pixel 2 lineups, while the frame of the smartphone will include a volume rocker and a power key. Furthermore, a cutout for the USB Type-C port can be spotted down below while, up top, is a rather large cutout for the microphone. On an additional note, it’s worth noting that wireless charging is expected to be included alongside an improved Active Edge squeeze feature.

Currently, Google isn’t expected to reveal the Pixel 3 lineup until October, suggesting the company could still make various changes to the smartphone series before launch. However, considering the increasing number of leaks surrounding the devices, it appears Google may have already chosen its final design.

source: Ice Universe

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  • Display 6.3" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery 3430 mAh



1. SamsungNewbie

Posts: 143; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's a shame they couldn't keep away from the notch. I'm sure it will be an adequate phone but they could use some design tips. #InfinityDisplay

4. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

They could, just did not want to..

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Or something like on the Honor View 10.

12. torr310

Posts: 1728; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

it's understandable. The Pixel series have never been on the top notch of the hardware... the software is where they shines. And they are already so expensive with that kind of hardware.


Posts: 954; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

That's what I don't get how is the hardware so expensive?

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It isn't.

19. mahima

Posts: 745; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

They follow the notch trend... Why not dual camera instead of the NOTCH

2. miketer

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

Notch (sic)

3. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Notch + Chin = Dumbest phone trend of 2018

5. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

You forgot rounded corners screen

9. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

No? What's wrong with that? If you're okay with completely throwing away the natural shapes of screens by having a notch dip into the display and black out a part, then how on earth are you not okay with the outermost corners being rounded?

8. fyah_king unregistered

Well, the chin is for the speaker housing.

22. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Front facing speakers are not that important to me. If I want to listen to something on my phone, I'll just use headphones. Plus I'm sure it's a lot less annoying to the people around me using headphones vs blaring the sound on some tech video I'm watching. To me, the only company that has gotten the bottom bezel of the phone correct during this bezel-less trend is Apple...and the only way they can achieve this is by curving the screen behind itself. It's expensive to do, but it looks much better than a notch + chin. http://bgr.com/2017/11/09/iphone-x-review-part-idk-best-design-feature/

25. cmdacos

Posts: 4391; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And then they ruin a great design with a unibrow shaped eclipse on top.

7. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I can live with the Notch, but why does it have to have this stupid chin? Why is apple the only company which can make a phone without a chin?

15. rebretz

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 26, 2011

Apple doesn't do front facing stereo speakers. I understand why Google is going chin for that, the other companies not so much.

26. pradhanmn

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

iphone x has stereo speakers

23. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

Those companies didn't want to spend additional money on flexible OLED display panels that have to curve the screen behind itself. That's what Apple had to do in order to achieve no chin...which in turn increased the price of the phone. http://bgr.com/2017/11/09/iphone-x-review-part-idk-best-design-feature/

10. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

I really don't like that notch, it just doesn't look good. The chin definitelly doesn't help either. Having a notch in your design is a design compromise in order to get a tiny fraction higher screen-to-body ratio, which just isn't worth it. In my mind there is two ways to do it, without compromising design and the natural shape of displays. The first one is Samsung's infinity display design, which has as high screen-to-body ratio, but does it without a notch. The other way is to do it like Vivo Apex did, which reaches even higher screen-to-body ratios, and it does so without a notch.

11. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

What are you gonna do with that giant status bar? Status bar the size of Sony's bezel.lol

13. newbey123

Posts: 704; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

As long as the bottom part houses a front firing speaker then the bezel is fine by me. Google always has one of the best cameras around, so single camera is not a con for me. More camera lenses don't equal better pictures

14. ahmadkun

Posts: 692; Member since: May 02, 2016

Google: .. Introducing " AI Notch " .. ( Applause ) , ladies and gentlemen, with our notch you don't have to be worry at all .. Cuz it's smart enough to learn your behavior throw the time, that means it will understand how you use the phone then it will be invisible to your eyes .. isn't it great? ( Applause )

16. aashis.sapkota

Posts: 85; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

That case looks ugly though :-D

17. gamehead unregistered

Hideous design. Bad enough it has a notch, but a massive chin?

20. surethom

Posts: 1748; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Absolutely don't care about a notch but single camera no Google no. Where are all the Pixel 3 leaks?? Don't care about the oversized XL version.

24. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Yeah, guess I'll be sitting out this round of pixel XL phone.. Can't believe they fell for that notch trend!

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