Google is all set to launch the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones on October 9, and the event is set to take place in New York. Ahead of the launch, we have come across a number of leaked renders, hands-on photos, videos. What’s more, someone even got early hands on the Pixel 3 XL, and started selling it illegitimately. Now a Russian YouTuber Rozetked has uploaded a hands-on video that shows off the Pixel 3 XL in full glory, and also highlights what’s different compared to the Pixel 2 XL.
The YouTuber mentions that the new Google phone has the same footprint as the Pixel 2 XL, but has a significantly larger display, and a notch on top. At the back, the Pixel 3 XL’s camera protrudes more than the Pixel 2 XL, and when the device is placed on a flat surface, it may rock, he mentions.
Watch: Pixel 3 XL hands-on
In the video, he does mention about “a new awesome vibration system,” something similar to the Taptic Engine used by Apple. The Pixel 3 XL offers a “very pleasant feedback, which may be better” than the iPhone, he added. Google has always focused on the camera aspect, and the YouTuber goes on to mention that the Pixel 3 XL camera blows the Galaxy Note 9 and iPhone XS, despite having a single camera.
Lastly, Rozetked also speculates about the possibility Pixel 3 Ultra, which may feature a completely bezel-less display. However, there is no concrete evidence of such a device just yet. The new Pixel smartphones are expected to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB storage. On the front a dual camera setup is expected, but there is no word on what the second camera will do. It will run Android 9 Pie out of the box. With the launch event just about 10 days away, we will soon come to know what Google has in mind with the new devices.