A series of new Google Pixel 3 leaks revealed photos of the upcoming smartphone's Clearly White variant, hinted at a dock accessory named the Pixel Stand, and all but confirmed that the device will finally receive a wireless charging feature.
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, similar to their predecessors, will be Verizon exclusives. The smartphones are slated to be announced in October, and are expected to continue the Pixel lineup's run as the arguably the best Android phones in the market.
Google Pixel 3 XL Clearly White Variant
Photos of the Clearly White variant of the Google Pixel 3 XL have been leaked by XDA junior member dr.guru, showing off the smartphone's display notch, popularized by Apple's iPhone X, dual front-facing cameras, and the dual-tone construction with a glossy top part and a matte bottom part.
Google is doing away with the aluminum section for the Pixel 3 XL, with an all-glass rear for the device. The color of the smartphone in the leaked picture, however, is making the feature less noticeable.
The new Clearly White variant photo is the latest in a series of Pixel 3 leaked images, all working together to confirm what to expect from the upcoming devices in terms of their looks.
Pixel Stand For Pixel 3 Smartphones
Google has been pushing for a wider adoption of its Google Assistant AI and Google Home smart speakers, and it appears that the company will bring these technologies together with a dock for Pixel 3 smartphones named the Pixel Stand.
Code discovered in the latest version of the Google app mention a Pixel Stand, as well as the ability for Pixel 3 smartphones to recognize it as an official dock. According to the code strings, once users accept the Pixel Stand as a trusted dock, it will essentially transform the Pixel 3 into a full-fledged smart speaker. Google Assistant may be called even while the device is locked.
Pixel 3 Wireless Charging
The code that provided hints for the Pixel Stand also provided further confirmation that the Pixel 3 new features will include wireless charging.
A previous version of the Google app from June revealed that a wireless charging dock codenamed "dreamliner" was in the works. Neither the Pixel nor Pixel 2 support the feature, so it is expected that the wireless charging dock is for the Pixel 3.
With the discovery of the upcoming Pixel Stand, it is now believed that the dock will also be one that will enable the wireless charging feature for the Pixel 3.