Friday, 19 October, 2018

Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows notch and USB-C headphones

Google Pixel 3 XL smiles for the camera Google Pixel 3 XL unboxed on video, comes with headphones - GSMArena.com news
Cecil Davis | 08 August, 2018, 22:37

Original coverage, August 08, 09:58AM ET:We're still a couple of months away from the expected launch of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in October, but the leaks just aren't stopping. We see Android 9, 4GB of RAM, a 2960×1440 display, and what is most likely a Snapdragon 845.

The Pixel 3 XL, fresh out of the box. You're just asking for the phone to get remotely wiped.

It's unusual that a boxed, production model Google Pixel 3 XL has been leaked so far in advance of the expected launch date, which is thought to be 4 October, but it's not beyond the realms of possibility.

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It seems the Pixel 3 will have the same problem, according to a bunch of early photos published by Mobiltelefon.ru. Google has put a front facing speaker in there in addition to the camera, giving it a look that stands out for better or worse.

Shared by a Russian tech blogger (via Android Police), the images (below) once again show off the Clearly White variant of the larger of the two upcoming Google phones, only this time we can see the Big G's logo on the rear, part of the retail packaging, an on-screen list of key specs, and, for the first time for a Pixel release, a bundled set of earphones. But does the notch feel a bit tall to anyone else? Second, the notch takes up so much horizontal space that there's only room for three notification icons in the status bar. For now, the OS is "Android 9", although it would not be surprising to see that change to Android 9.1 in time for release-Google usually cooks up a x.1 release specifically for its phones. Additional accessories include a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter (the included headphones are USB-C), a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A adapter, plus the Power Delivery charger, of course. They appear to be USB-C headphones, but with that very familiar Pixel Buds design.