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Google Pixel 3 XL leaks likely an elaborate ‘marketing stunt’, claims YouTuber

The YouTuber claims that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are likely to look quite different when they launch next month.

  • Published: September 10, 2018 2:11 PM IST
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Google is gearing up to launch its next-generation Pixel 3 smartphones at an event in New York on October 9. In the run-up to the launch, there have been an unnaturally large number of leaks around the upcoming devices. But turns out, these leaks are unlikely to have been accidental, and could very well be a part of Google’s ‘marketing stunt’.

Lately, we have seen all sorts of leaks around Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. The smartphones have been spotted on public transports, Russian black market, and have even been subjected to a high-quality hands-on video. YouTuber Jon Prosser from Front Page Tech (FPT) speculates that these leaks could be anything but accidental.

In a video (embedded above), Prosser says that he and a bunch of other bloggers were approached by a Google executive asking them to submit clips that can be used to promote the upcoming flagship devices. Prosser was asked to submit clips from some of his previous videos that talk about the Pixel 3 smartphone leaks.

For further evidence, Prosser shares a screenshot of the email he received, which has been sent from someone at Google working as a Line Producer. According to Prosser, Google seems to be collecting these clips from YouTubers to create some kind of montage that could be shown during the October 9 launch event.

These clips could just be used to highlight how everyone was wrong about the Pixel 3, and the flagship devices could indeed look different on launch. If that’s the case, these leaks would then seem like an elaborate marketing stunt used to create some buzz ahead of the launch. Prosser also speculates that there could be more leaks ahead of just after the new Apple iPhone launch later this week.

What do you think? Are the leaks so far the real deal, or are you hoping that the Pixels on launch look different? Let us know in the comments

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  • Published Date: September 10, 2018 2:11 PM IST