Pixel 3 XL leaks reveal new looks for the camera and Google Assistant user interfaces
by Alan Friedman / Sep 22, 2018, 5:15 PM
We've seen several leaks of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, including the images we showed you yesterday from reliable tipster Evan Blass. Now, a couple of new leaked images have been tweeted by a teenager in India named Ishan Agarwal, who says that he received them from an unnamed source. Yesterday, we showed you some of the photos Agarwal obtained of the Pixel 3 XL, which included the notched front screen and the dual-toned back. Today, Agarwal is sharing a couple of screenshots that supposedly show off new user interfaces for the camera and Google Assistant. And if you're wondering why the notch doesn't appear, it's because the notch does not show up in screenshots.
The new Google Assistant UI has the virtual helper's logo and the "Hi, how can I help?" bubble moved up a little higher. In addition, the Google Lens and QWERTY shortcuts are reversed with the former now on the left and the latter on the right of the microphone icon.
The new camera UI makes it easier to access certain settings on the camera, including portrait mode, video mode and panorama mode, by using the settings listed right above the shutter button. Currently, Pixel users have to tap on the hamburger menu on the top left corner of the screen to access these features. The rear camera weighs in at 12.2MP with an aperture of f/1.8. There are two front-facing 8MP cameras; one has Auto Focus and an f/1.8 aperture. The other sports an ultra wide-angle lens with an f/2.2 aperture.
We expect to see the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL unveiled on October 9th during the #madebygoogle event. The festivities will take place in New York City.
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So wait how do we know these came from the Pixel 3 XL and not the regular? I know you say the notch doesn’t show up in screenshots, but since the 3 and 3XL will largely be the same except for screen size how are we supposed to know this is from the XL? Is it because of the screen resolution or something I’m missing?
posted on Sep 22, 2018, 5:44 PM 1
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I think you got a point. At first glance I was sure it was the XL, because of the huge gap between the information displayed in the top bar. However, the second picture shows the icons really close to the top of the screen and the top bar has no gap what so ever.
posted on Sep 22, 2018, 6:40 PM 1
Posts: 402; Member since: Feb 20, 2015
So I'm still convinced this a fake (in hope)...where are the camera reviews from these LEAKS, why the new dock with a notchless device...why make such an ugly phone.... Google why.....please prove me right...these are fakes
posted on Sep 22, 2018, 9:01 PM 1
Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012
Nope. Real deal. It was "leaked" early and often to allow people time to get over the notch. Imagine if this phone was kept secret until October 9th. The phone would get killed immediately after it's unveiling. Now, once it's unveiled, people will be focused on software and what features the phone has.
posted on Sep 22, 2018, 10:48 PM 2
Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 28, 2014
I agree. After the Pixel Ultra conspiracy which was started by "front page tech" and made all social media go wild the expectations from potential buyers was ignited. If Google didn't leak these pictures, the potential buyers of the Pixel 3/3XL would be driven to look else where because of the let down and false expectations, using these leaks it's absorbing that and making the potential buyers focus on just software.
posted on Sep 23, 2018, 2:01 AM 0
Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016
Yeah, with all notch-less phone cameo in google's recent image publication/ads, and how they interact with fpt, there's a chance that it's all just google's intentional leaks to mock notch. Maybe they'll show up with this phone and peel that notch sticker. Btw, looks like that camera UI isn't for a notched screen.
posted on Sep 23, 2018, 8:56 AM 0
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