Google's launch of the Pixel 3 phones is leaking worse than a Samsung launch at this stage, with a retail box containing a "Clearly White" coloured handset leaking overnight. Android Police was the first to spot the posting. Also included is the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, USB-C to USB-A connector for transferring files and of course a USB cable and presumably a power brick. The status bar is split in two, with notifications from apps on one side and system information on the other.
New images of Google's Pixel 3 XL white variant have surfaced, and it looks a lot like the recent trend of notched Android smartphones, albeit with a very controversial design. It has a separate Adreno 630 graphics processing unit.
One of the pictures gives us a spec readout, which includes a 2960×1440 display, 4GB of RAM, and a Qualcomm SoC that looks like a match for the Snapdragon 845.
But there's still only a single-lens camera on the back with Google seemingly happy to stick with software trickery to optimize pictures rather than adding hardware. It also adopts a taller aspect ratio in a design that echoes the iPhone X.
Images from an unboxing video reveal what could come with the Pixel 3 XL. They're all about changing the phone, after all, not the accessories. The Pixel 2 XL has an orange button on the side, which makes it stand out.
Sure, the notch on the iPhone X might be wider, but the one on the Pixel 3 XL is nearly 2x more deep which makes it look pretty awkward.
As expected, Google has jumped on Apple's notch bandwagon for its latest phone, allowing it to mostly eliminate the bezel at the top of the screen while retaining a "chin" at the bottom.