Pixel 3 XL live images confirm display notch, design changes, and more

Pixel 3 XL live images confirm display notch, design changes, and more
After recent information revealed that the larger Google Pixel 3 XL would boast a tall display complete with a small notch up top, a new set of live images allegedly shows off the smartphone in full, confirming recent rumors.

Starting up front, the Pixel 3 XL clearly sports a large display complete with extremely thin side bezels. Additionally, this is accompanied by a relatively small notch up top that appears to boast two front-facing selfie cameras. However, the nature of the second lens is currently unknown. Also present inside the notch is an in-ear speaker that, along with a second one present in the display’s bottom chin, offer a stereo speaker setup, just like the one seen on last year’s Pixel 2 lineup

Moving on to the rear, the internet giant looks set to include nearly the exact same design as last year’s lineup. This means an aluminum body that ends just above the rear fingerprint sensor and a small glass section that continues towards the top of the smartphone. However, if these images are accurate, it seems as though Google has pulled the glass down slightly on either side, with it eventually wrapping around the entire smartphone’s rear, creating the illusion that the metal portion is placed on top. As an added note, the back panel also reveals a single rear camera, suggesting Google will once again forgo the recent two-sensor trend. Nevertheless, if the Pixel 2 XL’s camera is anything to go by, the Pixel 3 XL will surely impress in that department.

Although the images in question are certainly indicative of what the final device will look like, the typical Google “G” logo has clearly been replaced on the rear to symbolize that it’s still a prototype, suggesting that changes to the final design could still be made before the reveal in early October.


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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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61 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This has to be the ugliest notch out there

5. Subie

Posts: 2223; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Yup, it makes me wonder what Google really got from their 1.1 billion dollars worth of the HTC acquisition. I hope it wasn't their bottom of the barrel design and engineering talent...

11. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 899; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Yup and with LG making the screen I cant see it doing well either.

22. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Three Apple zealots above talking about Google and Pixels, which none of the above use any Android products, period. As far as ugly is concerned, you are throwing rocks from your iPhone X glass house. But putting looks aside. At least Android has the MOST useful approach to actually having a notch. Unlike the iPhone X where users can only take what Apple gives them. Even the iOS developers are FORCED to support the iPhone X notch. That is not the case for Android notch available smartphones. Users can choose to use the full screen including the space on either side of the notch, or change a setting to only use screen below the notched. Plus Android apps don't have to change. Androids approach to notches is superior to Apples approach to their notches.

27. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Serious question: Did Apple have done anything to you or to your family? Like they killed a family member or something? It’s like you’re having a special agenda against Apple like a crusade. You keep repeating the same thing over and over again non stop it’s getting ridiculous like that Korean asshole. I advise you to get some medical attention.

34. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Clearly you have a problem with the truth.

37. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

What truth are you talking about it lol.

40. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3083; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Clearly you are mental and you need psychiatric attention.

54. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Right on! almost every article you would see his/her post and every post he/she makes Apple is included. Sgodsell seems to be have an obessesion with Apple. Lol

29. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Then why android flagship copied lol. Used more android phones than you and I found that galaxy and note still remain the best android flagship second goes to lg.

35. dnomadic

Posts: 346; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I am an Android fan and now two time Iphone X Owner.... Though I love Android, the Iphone x (with its notch) is a pretty stellar design. This Pixel (I am also a Pixel 2 XL Owner) is not pretty at all. With that being said I will purchase because it gives me what I would like... More Screen with Android and gestures. LOVED THE ANDROID P BETA

46. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You can't be neutral on this website, one day I'm called an Apple sheep, the next day I'm a Samsung troll lol

50. aegislash

Posts: 1425; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Exactly lmfao. I can't even count how many times I've been called an iSheep or Fandroid...when really, I love and use both! What a concept to just accept...some people like both and aren't shills to one OS/company....

51. maherk

Posts: 6522; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You gotta feel sorry for people like him, their mental capacity is so limited that they don't realize you can like 2 products that compete against each other.

52. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

If there’s no competition things will turn boring and Apple knows that very well even iPhone still remain the best selling phone same what happend to Nokia in the past and the mean Apple competitor are Samsung that’s why Apple sue them if they copy somthing, but not other OEM’s cause they’re not a direct competitor to Apple.

21. MINDoSOUL

Posts: 321; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

I hope the Pixel 3 is better otherwise i am very disappointed and lets not forget the 4GB of ram.....really!

32. bucknassty

Posts: 1189; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

why cant they just slim the bezels and add a true depth competitor?

33. dnomadic

Posts: 346; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Yep, it is pretty bad. I was hoping for something like the current Pixel 2 xl with slimmer top and bottom bezels.... NOPE, we get a notch (which isn't too hard to deal with, but with a bottom bezel in a gesture based UI.... NOT MAKING SENSE HERE (to me)

2. Amin20

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2018

Let's hope they don't price it to match the iPhone X.... New colors are welcome though just to spice it up and 3500 and 4000 should be the battery capacities for the upcoming pixel 3 and pixel 3 xl..

14. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 899; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

They will though to try and make it more premium. LG making the screen is my biggest worry and the design is awful. At least Apple got the Notch right and they have no chin.Plus it wont support wireless charging again.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 6584; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple certainly didn't get the Notch right, especially when Apple has to FORCE it's developers to support the iPhone X notch, or their apps will get rejected. As a matter of fact Apples notch offers the least amount of useful space on either side of the notch. Where as every other notch has much more useable space than the iPhone X. The iPhone X space is so little that there isn't even enough room for any useful information.

42. kiko007

Posts: 7379; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Apple must’ve strangled your cat or some shit because you come up with the craziest nonsense to deride them.

43. Allday28

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

I think you secretly want to f**k Tim Cook!

47. fyah_king unregistered

That's his boyfriend.

55. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Youre like those people in NY city holding tarpauline that says "the world about to end" or something.

57. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Ok next iPhone X go to Apple and meet Tim cock and Johnny ivy and explain them how should they desgin iPhone X with notch lol.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 3649; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Garbage design

4. Jacksie66 unregistered

Horrible notch, a chin, single camera and probably stupidly expensive..

6. rsiders

Posts: 1767; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I mean one lens is great and all especially with Google's software but I hope this is just a prototype as either a telephoto or wide angle lens just makes any phone that much more flexible.

7. umaru-chan

Posts: 314; Member since: Apr 27, 2017

Looks more interesting than boring Note 9. At least it wouldn't have that garbage exynose processor. Exynos 9810 is the worst mobile processor since sd810, power hungry and inefficient. Performance of pixel 3 should be "top notch"

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