Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch

Isaac Cain
June 8, 2018

On the front there is indeed a notch at the top of the display, and a pretty tall one at that, with two round camera-like things sitting on either side of the earpiece.

Word on the street is that the next Pixel flagship smartphone is going to adopt the notch design that is running rampant out there in the world right now, and a new image leak appears to confirm that. The fingerprint sensor is in about the same place as the Pixel 2's, and even the Google logo (which appears to have been spoofed the hide the identity of this test device) is in the same place.

A word of caution: while this leaked Pixel 3 XL unit seems legitimate, it's still likely just a prototype or engineering sample.

There is a chin on the front of the phone, too, which would line up with previous rumors, including a leak of what was believed to be screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Google is due to launch its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets later this year and we're now started to see leaks concerning these handsets frequently. A notched design for Pixel 3 XL does not come as a surprise given Android P, which is the latest operating system includes support for notch.

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The images also show off the speaker grille below the screen, the notch above it, the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and the single-lens rear camera, which sticks out slightly.

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Finally, the primary difference between the pair will remain constrained to their displays as the Pixel 3 XL will feature a display notch and a front dual camera setup. The codename "crosshatch" is also spotted on the display, lending weight to its legitimacy.

Based on the leaked images, the back of the Pixel 3XL will look similar to the back of the current Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. And if this is actually an early prototype of the phone, it's possible the final product could end up looking very different. These images also reveal that there's no 3.5mm headphone port.

We expect the third-generation models to be unveiled in October.

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