We’ve seen occasional glimpses of the Pixel 3 XL thanks to various renders and prototype snaps. With just a few months to go for the phone’s October launch, a Ukrainian tech blogger on Telegram has leaked an unboxing video and several pictures of the handset.
The tipster claims this is a pre-release version of the Pixel 3 XL, so it’s fairly close to the final one. It looks pretty authentic, matching previous leaks and adding some new information. For instance, it seems Google is going to bundle a pair of wired USB-C Pixel Buds with the phone.
Google didn’t include earbuds with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL last year, so the change is very welcome. There’s also a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter for those who want to use their own pair. The blogger goes through all the steps of setting up the device, showing that it’s running on Android 9 Pie.
Google Pixel 3 XL Rumored Specs
The About Device page clearly states that the model is a Google Pixel 3 XL, so that clears up the name. RAM is set at 4GB, while the octa-core processor is probably the Snapdragon 845. The resolution of the notched screen is 1440 x 2960p with a display ppi of 494.
Speaking of the notch, many have noted how abnormally large it is, to the point of distraction. It’s taller than the status bar to its left and right, a strange choice for Google to make. Perhaps it has a reason for cutting into the screen this much. The bottom bezel is very thick, but the speaker it houses might make up for that with loud sound.
Android Police notes that the Pixel 3 XL has switched from the bright orange power button to a much subtler green one. The two-tone color scheme on the back is still around, but the top part is a lighter shade of gray than before and curves at the edges.