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Google Pixel 3 XL: Here is everything that we know about the upcoming flagship smartphone

Here is everything that we know about the upcoming flagship from Google, the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL almost a month before the expected launch event.

  • Updated: August 26, 2018 6:10 PM IST
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Image credit: Twitter user 'WylsacomRed'


Google is planning to launch its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL at its hardware event in October. However, more than a month before the event, it looks like almost everything about the bigger sibling, the Google Pixel 3 XL has leaked out on the internet. This does not simply include the specifications or some blurry images and instead, it includes high-resolution quality images of the device including, a number of unboxing videos, written reviews and even a review video from Russia.

Google Pixel 3 XL specifications

According to a leak by Twitter user ‘WylsacomRed’, AIDA64 app ran on the leaked Google Pixel 3 XL gave us a glimpse at what to expect from the device in terms of the hardware. According to the screenshots he posted in one of the tweets, it was revealed that Google Pixel 3 XL will come with a QHD+ resolution with 1440×2960 pixels along with 491 dpi screen pixel density and that extra-ugly notch. The device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 along with Adreno 630 GPU. In addition to that, the device will be powered by a 3430mAh battery.

There was no information on the storage or the RAM of the device according to the recent leak but as previously reported, it is likely that the device will come with 64GB internal storage along with 4GB RAM as the base variant and 128GB internal storage along with 6GB RAM as the second variant. On the software side of things, the device will come with the latest Android version, the Android 9 Pie out of the box.

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The front of the device comes with a dual camera setup for a feature known as Super Selfies but the back of the device only packs a single camera sensor instead of a much anticipated dual camera setup.

One thing to note here is that Google has not confirmed any of the specifications of the device so it is likely that some details may change for the device.

Google Pixel 3 XL availability and pricing

There is no information on the pricing or the availability details of the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices. However, it is possible that the device will go on sale in October days, if not weeks after the launch event. The pricing of the device is likely to be more than the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL pricing.

Source of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks

According to a report by 9to5Google, it is likely that more than a dozen Google Pixel 3 XL devices have hit the black market and a black market dealer from Ukraine is trying to sell these devices using Telegram for about $2,000 each. The report pointed out that the dealer was behind selling these devices to Luchkov, a Ukraine-based blogger, Rozetked, a Russia-based publication, Wylsacom, and a staff member of Rozetked.

It is likely that the leaks will increase in coming weeks as more and more customers are set to receive their devices. The dealer also claimed that Google can’t disable or deactivate these devices from the air.

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  • Published Date: August 26, 2018 6:06 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 26, 2018 6:10 PM IST