Rumors of upcoming Google Pixel 3 series have already started pouring in. A prototype of Google Pixel 3 XL was leaked online a few days back. The photo shows Google has finally followed the “trend of 2018”, yes the notch. Surprisingly, the Pixel 3 XL still has single camera at the rear.
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The notch on the front looks to be housing two lenses which would make this is the first Pixel smartphone to sport two cameras on one side. Earlier, Pixel 3 XL was suspected to support Wireless charging, though the design is not a complete evidence, the source code is. Wireless charging permissions have been added in latest Android P’s source code. Again, this might simply mean Android P itself is opening the doors for it, but, considering Android P will debut with the Pixel 3, the pairing couldn’t be more perfect.
Overall, there doesn’t seem to be major changes at the back. The Pixel 3 is expected to be powered by latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Pixel 2 did not have a headphone jack and this prototype also shows that the Pixel 3 will not be reintroducing it.
Google could change the design plans for the Pixel 3 series ahead of its expected launch in October. Prototype doesn’t mean the design has been finalized but the possibility cannot be ignored either.
Another feature which might feature in Pixel 3 series is Squeezable sides. The feature was first introduced on Google Pixel 2 as a quick way to launch the Google Assistant. It also appeared in HTC U11 but we could customize which app was launched when squeezed. Since , perhaps the feature will get some added functions if it comes to the Pixel 3.