Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show up in both black and white in 'really official' renders

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL show up in both black and white in 'really official' renders
When it rains, it pours. The old saying applies to both high-end smartphone announcements scheduled for next month and high-quality images of said devices leaked today by WinFuture’s always reliable Roland Quandt.

Of course, unlike those fresh Huawei Mate 20 Pro renders, which helped answer a number of outstanding questions, clearing some confusion and revealing three nifty color options, the latest batch of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL pictures largely falls into the “more of the same” category.

But both Google-made handsets are shown from every possible angle in what Quandt describes as “really official press pics”, which is definitely a special treat for Android purists. Even better, we get to check out the two unreleased phones in both black and white variants. 

There’s good news for notch haters too, although the dreamy Pixel Ultra looks set to remain just that - a completely unrealistic dream. If you despise screen cutouts, you’ll have to make do with a 5.5-inch “regular” Pixel 3 sporting fairly chunky bezels.


Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 3 XL is practically etched in stone now as a 6.2-inch giant with an unusually large notch purportedly accommodating a loudspeaker, as well as proximity and ambient light sensors, in addition to a dual selfie camera setup.

Somewhat surprisingly, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are expected to share 8 + 8MP front-facing shooters, which means the bigger model will need to find other ways to stand out and justify a no doubt higher price point.

The already iconic two-tone design of the Pixel family will be made even flashier on this year’s white versions with the help of green accents, while another interesting cosmetic detail are the smoother edges of the Pixel 3 compared to a 3 XL that simply looks... rushed.

Under the hood, expect the two to share a Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, and “at least” 64GB storage space, with 128 gig configurations also in the pipeline. The glass-and-metal phones will naturally run Android 9.0 Pie out the box following a formal October 9 introduction, while snubbing recent photography trends to stick with one (presumably great) rear-facing camera.


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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 128 GB
  • Battery 2915 mAh
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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35 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 692; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Google design team or whatever they subcontract do f**k all about design. Virtually no effort to make device look appealing apart from colour power bottom.

21. damonarena

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 30, 2018

They really achieved something tho as this is the ugliest device I ever saw, no joke.

22. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

Yeah, they should fire their head of design team.

2. KickRocks

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I think I'm officially passing.......

4. 5URV1V0R

Posts: 16; Member since: Nov 18, 2015

With that notch, i am officially pissing

17. IT-Engineer

Posts: 485; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Me too

3. ahmadkun

Posts: 518; Member since: May 02, 2016

What i have done to deserve seeing this ugly thing every day ?

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2115; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

It will disappear over time. You don't notice it.

5. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 619; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

The regular notchess Pixel 3 actually looks pretty sweet. As far as the XL goes, like it or hate it at least no one can say that this phone doesn't stand out.

6. Venom

Posts: 2962; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I'm going to keep an open mind until revelation.

8. dnomadic

Posts: 371; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I have stopped complaining because I know I will buy it. Love the software. I will likely sell my Note 9 and purchase the XL unless I see a note 9 Android P update within the enxt week (not happening).

9. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

The regular one is really good. But the other one doesn't even deserve a comment!

10. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

People here in PA: this phone is ugly because its an iphone copycats. When this phone is out and price at mid tier phones, its gonna sell well, like 5millions.

28. darkwintercloud

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 04, 2017

Do you really think its gonna be priced as a mid tier? Nexus line ended about 3 years ago.

11. Jrod99

Posts: 694; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

They say the 3rd time is the charm.

12. Nionx

Posts: 172; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I just puked in my mouth a little bit. WTF?

13. cncrim

Posts: 1554; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Who design this dam thing, need to be fired.

23. Fred3

Posts: 317; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

It's two different team that made them one made the 3XL and the other made the 3. Which one sells less will be fired.

14. doublestandardz

Posts: 103; Member since: Jul 06, 2018

Think I will check out the pixel 3 but f that iPhone X fugly twin

15. roniasmar

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 16, 2010

Terrible design! I’m going to wait for one plus 6T it comes with android P out of the box

16. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Google has hired the worst design team possible

18. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Seems to be a marketing ploy. Surely Google , with all its advanced tracking, has figured out that people absolutely hate the notch on Pixel 3 XL. The way I see it , there are two possibilities: 1. Google actually made the notch , saw the backlash and had redesigned XL for its October launch. 2. Google is the one releasing all fake images with huge notch , so that the Wow factor will be through the roof when the actual Pixel 3 XL is released. A rare possibility: 3. Google is slowly turning into Apple , thinking they know better about what users need than the users themselves. So they took two things that users hate i.e. absence of 3.5mm jack and huge notch , then proceeded to add it in the Pixel 3 XL as a show of strength, that users have no option and Pixel 3 XL will still sell well , no matter the backlash.

25. skips

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

.....................................it's the final design. please just accept it. first, the tinfoilers talking about pixel 3 ultra, then the ones thinking google's pulling off a prank and now this. give it a rest. the pixel 3xl is one goddamn mess and it's too late for them to do anything about it. it's going to be released as it is.

33. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

I just mentioned your point under rare possibility. I term it as a rare possibility not because it is unlikely to happen, but it is highly unlikely for Google to ignore such strong criticism. If they do ignore it and release this ugly monstrosity called "Pixel 3 XL" , I think Google would effectively kill a little part of themselves. Consumers want an alternative to iOS not an ugly copycat with same restrictions. For example : I hate that in probably some future update, Android 9 does not allow users to record calls. Even using third party apps. I also hate notches and the absence of 3.5mm jack but more and more Android manufacturers are blindly following it without any real world benefits. I, for one, will still stay on iOS (my current iPhone is my first iOS device , was excited to switch to Android) . Probably will purchase Note 9. Or the XS Max, just to give Google the middle finger, one consumer at a time.

31. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

The denial is hilarious.

19. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

The price is God damn high. Why I have to pay around $800 when I can flash the latest Android 9 PIE ROM on a cheap device like Redmi Note 5 Pro and will look exactly the same? I don't care how good it would be the Pixel 3 camera, and bla bla bla. Up to day smartphone cameras can't compete with real DSLR sensors.

20. kevin1498

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 19, 2014

The only way I would use these ugly phones is if they were given to me. No way I would pay $800 or $900 for these.

24. drazwy

Posts: 347; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

They are so f'ing oblivious too. Watch, the XL will sell like crap too and the response will be, "Huh, well, I guess people don't like larger phones anymore. Lets stop making them."

26. jskinvest

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 19, 2016

I bet once the phone is released the notch will not look that bad at all. It is not a deal breaker and all this uproar will look ridiculous on hindsight.

34. perry1234

Posts: 623; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

In its current form , this notch is the most hideous of them all. Adding salt to injury is that obscenely huge chin at bottom. Some say it is to fit stereo speakers. But, already excellent stereo speaker arrangements exist, with a thinner chin / no chin at all. If the bottom chin is so big, there is also no reason not to add a 3.5mm jack. IMO , I would excuse the notch and the huge chin, if they bring back the 3.5 mm jack.

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