The Pixel 3 XL is rapidly becoming the most photographed smartphone around. And it’s not supposed to be unveiled until October.Credit: Rozetked
After photos that reportedly showcased Google’s rumored phone appeared on a Ukrainian blog earlier this month, more pictures claiming to feature the Pixel 3 XL have popped up, this time on the Russian blog Rozetked. It’s almost as if the new Pixel is taking an extended tour of Eastern Europe before its launch later this fall.
Like the Ukrainian photos from earlier this month, Rozetked’s photos show a Pixel with a working screen, plus the contents of the box containing the phone. It looks like the new Pixel will include Pixel Bud earphones with a USB-C connector, a charging cable and wall adapter, plus a dongle, likely for accommodating wired headphones since the Pixel stopped including a 3.5mm headphone jack with last year’s models. Those accessories are consistent with what we’ve seen in previous leaked images.
It’s almost as if the new Pixel is taking an extended tour of Eastern Europe before its launch later this fall.
The look of the phone depicted in Rozetked’s photos matches rumors we’ve heard about the Pixel 3 XL, too — namely that this phone will feature an iPhone X-style notch. The notch on Google’s phone doesn’t appear to be as elongated as the iPhone X’s, but it does seem to dip down further into the display.
Credit: RozetkedRozetked does add some new details to what we’ve learned about the upcoming Pixel by posting photos reportedly taken with the new phone’s camera. (The Pixel 3 XL is expected to stick with a single rear lens.) The posted photos look pretty sharp, but since they don’t call out specific features, it’s hard to tell what improvements Google may be planning for the Pixel 3 XL’s shooters.
The new report on the Pixel 3 XL doesn’t shed much light on the phone’s specs. Rozetked reports that the phone’s display will have a 2960 x 1440 resolution, it will run on a Snapdragon 845 processor, and it will ship with Android 9 Pie. But that’s information we either already knew or could make a reasonable guess it.
Credit: MobileSyrupLest you think the Pixel 3 XL is spending too much time in Europe, it’s also made an appearance in Canada. Tech site MobileSyrup posted photos snapped by a reader that show someone reportedly using Google’s upcoming phone on a Toronto subway.