Jun 11, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL Prototype Shown Off in Two Images Revealing Notch and Large Chin

Google is expected to introduce the upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL flagship smartphones sometime in October. The larger one recently leaks in two photographs, showing off its screen notch, pretty huge chin, and single rear camera.

Over the course of the past few weeks, Google's next-gen flagship smartphones are bombarded with rumors and speculations. The devices in question are expected to be named as Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL and to be officially introduced at some point in October. As per the recent leaks, the larger Pixel will sport the infamous iPhone X-like screen notch whereas the smaller variant won't have it. In line with what we know so far, two images showing a prototype of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL in all its glory just surfaced in the wild. Unfortunately, there's no image leak of the regular Google Pixel 3 to match.

Based on the leaked photos, the Google Pixel 3 XL packs a striking resemblance to its predecessor, the last year's Google Pixel 2 XL. The only notable difference is the sensor placed in between the primary camera module and the LED flash, which has caused the latter to be pushed slightly to the right to accommodate it. It also turns out that Google isn't going to jump into the dual or triple rear camera bandwagon this year as its next big thing, the Google Pixel 3 XL, still adopts a single camera. We can also spot an odd logo on the back which seems to be just an engineering watermark to obfuscate the prototype.

Going to the front fascia, the Google Pixel 3 XL flaunts a display notch which houses the selfie snapper, earpiece, and an unknown sensor. Speculations have it that the extra sensor will either be the secondary lens for the alleged front-facing-camera setup or a face detection sensor to enable a more secure facial unlocking feature. There's also a pretty large bottom bezel where one of the two front-firing speakers sits on. The prototype pictured here offers 4GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in memory storage. Considering that it is a premium device, it will surely come powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor. We are hoping to know more about it in the coming weeks.