Google's latest handsets are not expected to debut until later this October, on the same date the original Pixel phones and subsequent sequels were unveiled. But as always, leaks are running amok months ahead.
Following a hands-on unboxing leak that surfaced earlier this week, things are now really starting to heat up around the upcoming Pixel phones. A new video has just been released showcasing what's allegedly the actual Pixel 3 XL, revealing its key features and design.
Google Pixel 3 XL Hands-On Video Reveals Key Specs
The video, which was posted by the same Ukranian blogger who leaked the aforementioned unboxing video, shows off the Pixel 3 XL's software and some benchmarking results, giving everyone an early glimpse of its key specifications.
Opening the Antutu app reveals the handset's massive 6.7-inch display, which is cut off on the top with a rather deep notch and a slight chin on the bottom. The display also has a resolution of 2,960 × 1,440, though it's not yet clear if it'll be an AMOLED panel, just like the previous Pixel handsets.
The specs list confirm a bunch of critical information: there's a 3,430 mAh battery, a 12.2-megapixel rear camera, and multiple 8.1-megapixel front-facing sensors, though only two have been mentioned in previous leaks. 9to5Google notes that this might just be an error within the app caused by early hardware.
Onboard is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of local storage. It's also running the latest version of Android, which was recently revealed as Pie. For graphics, the Pixel 3 XL boasts an Adreno 630 GPU.
Google Pixel 3 XL Design
In terms of design, Google appears to have retained the same back panel found on previous Pixel handsets, featuring two types of material that set the Pixel brand apart from other handsets. A number of slight changes can be seen, however, such as the SIM tray now being on the bottom next to the USB Type-C port. Watch the video below:
It's likely that more information will be leaked running up to the supposed unveiling date of the handsets in question, so Google's event may not have any surprises in store whatsoever. That's typical of product unveilings nowadays, though. Nothing ever gets kept under wraps for long. Even Apple can't seem to prevent leaks from spilling outside its Cupertino headquarters.
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