Google Pixel 3 XL leaks out in early unboxing photos

Google Pixel 3 XL images leak again, and this time it’s the real deal (Update: unboxing video)

If you're anxious that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumoured Pixel 3 smartphone, don't be: You're still getting that bad notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal.

The phone will probably be announced in October, so it's likely we'll know more about the earbuds, as well as the Pixel 3 XL's specs, in the coming months.

While there have been plenty of renders and images that reportedly show the forthcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, few are as detailed as the latest batch to hit the 'net. First, the notch design of the Pixel 3 XL looks like a mess.

It's quite possible this "unboxing" is simply a dummy model placed in the trappings of a Google Pixel 2 XL. You will still find the main camera and LED flash on the top left-hand side with a fingerprint sensor on the back. But it's not as if Google has much reason to change what the device comes with.

Oscars Adding Popular Film Category
The biggest change is the announcement of a new category, which is being designed around "achievement in popular film ". As of now, it's unclear if these changes will be in effect during this winter's upcoming Oscars, or the 2020 telecast.

There have been multiple reports in the past revealing a notch design for the Pixel 3 XL.

Although we initially expected Google to start deploying Android 9.0 Pie on August 20, the search giant decided that stealing the show from Samsung is the best course of action. In the picture, you can see Android 9 Pie's gesture navigation is turned on, which Google recently told Android Central would be the default for Pixels going forward. The chunky notch also makes the status bar very thick.

Pixel 3 will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 CPU and 4GB of RAM. We can also see a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle (there's no built-in headphone jack), a USB-C to USB-A adapter for transferring information from another device, and the usual USB-C charging cable.

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