Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL: Rumored specs, options, leaks, worth, launch date


As we have a good time the 10th anniversary of the primary Android telephone, we’re additionally counting down the times till Oct. 9 — the day we count on Google to introduce its subsequent flagship. In fact, we predict we already know quite a bit concerning the still-officially-unannounced Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL. 

Between Russian bloggers leaking a full-fledged multimedia showcase and somebody leaving a prototype Pixel Three XL within the backseat of a Lyft, it seems as if lots of the beans have already been spilled. If even half of the leaks are legit, Google will likely be hard-pressed to conjure a lot shock on the telephone’s official introduction. (We reached out to Google to confirm the authenticity of the leaks, however have not heard again.)

Easy methods to watch: Google’s Pixel occasion on Oct. 9

However Google might have some revelations in retailer. The newest model of its Android working system, referred to as Android Pie, has compelling new options — equivalent to multiplayer AR and enhancements to its already-superior voice assistant — that may probably be built-in within the Pixel 3. (Apple confirmed off its personal multiplayer AR on the iPhone XS launch and gave Siri a much-needed makeover with iOS 12.) And the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL could also be extra totally different from each other than in earlier years — mainly because of the iPhone-like notched design that Google is rumored to have given the bigger mannequin.

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Once more, the corporate hasn’t formally introduced the Pixel Three telephones, so most of what we predict we all know is predicated on the voluminous rumors. Nonetheless, as a result of the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL and are amongst the very best telephones in the marketplace at the moment on account of their glorious cameras, snappy efficiency and tight Android integration, many are considering what Google will provide this time round.

We have collated the key buzz on the Google Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL under, and can proceed to replace this house usually with information and rumors. 

Editors’ notice, Sept. 24: This submit was initially printed on June 10, and can proceed to be up to date with information and rumors on the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL.  

Rumor: Google will introduce the Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL on Oct. 9

Based on Bloomberg, Google plans to unveil new Pixel telephones in New York on Oct. 9. The overall timeframe follows precedent: The corporate launched the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on Oct. 4, 2017 and the unique Pixel telephones precisely one 12 months earlier on Oct. 4, 2016

Rumor: Pixel Three XL will get a notch, Pixel Three doesn’t

Historically, the Pixel and Pixel XL have been almost an identical — apart from the scale distinction. Which will change this time round.

Google is rumored to have bestowed the Pixel Three XL with an iPhone-like notch to accommodate an up to date digital camera system. The primary leaked images gave us our first have a look at the bigger mannequin, after which an nameless Reddit person delivered purported photographs of the smaller Pixel 3, through 9to5Google. And now we’ve got a pic of what leaker Evan Blass says is each handsets, side-by-side.   

The photographs are per earlier leaks, displaying a Pixel Three XL that has a notched show — and never simply any notch, however a giant, deep notch — and a Pixel Three with a extra conventional format. We all know that Android Pie helps telephones with notches, so, conceptually at the very least, this checks out. 

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Rumor: Pixel Bud-like earbuds included

These Russian bloggers supposedly acquired their palms on the Pixel Three XL from a Ukrainian black market seller. And the unboxing movies they posted confirmed a pair of earbuds with a meaty, Pixel Buds design. If the bundle is actual, this might be new; the Pixel 2 did not include any headphones.

The photographs of the headphones did even have misspelled “@googel.com” electronic mail tackle on the label, which is a bit sketch. Our electronic mail bounced after we tried emailing that tackle, so preserve in thoughts this all may be a intelligent faux.

Individually, a Telegram person @LuchkovCH additionally “leaked” images of the Pixel Three XL and dropped a YouTube video right here. In it, they stroll by way of the Settings menu, launcher and operating benchmarks. There is a have a look at the (notched) entrance, familiar-looking again and what seems to be like a single USB-C charging port.  

Confirmed: It will not be the primary Android Pie system

Countering hypothesis that Google would introduce its newest working system on the Pixel 3, the corporate launched Android Pie to the present era of Pixel telephones on Aug. 6. The Pixel Three is probably going, nevertheless, to be the primary telephone operating Pie proper out of the field, if that issues in any method.

Android Pie principally focuses on behind-the-scenes enhancements designed to make Android telephones work quicker whereas saving battery life, however it additionally paves the best way for the Pixel XL’s notch

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Rumor: The Pixel Three might have wi-fi charging

XDA Builders discovered proof in an Android Pie beta launch that factors to help for wi-fi charging. This rumor dovetails with one other — that the brand new Pixel might have a glass again that will be extra conducive to wi-fi charging. Google has made wi-fi charging telephones earlier than (just like the Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 5), however stopped in 2015 with the launch of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P

Rumor: Pixel Three XL could have front-facing audio system

Based on a current case leak from Gizmo China, the Pixel Three XL has two front-facing cameras. The leaked photographs additionally present that the speaker will likely be positioned on the entrance backside bezel and the fingerprint reader will stay positioned on the again under the digital camera.

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Rumor: Two front-facing cameras and a brand new show for the Pixel Three XL

Along with the notch, Bloomberg posited that the Pixel Three XL could have an edge-to-edge show and two front-facing cameras. The smaller Pixel 3, nevertheless, could have neither of these items apparently.

The German information web site WinFuture, which has a reasonably dependable file with tech rumors, additionally reported that Google will accomplice with Taiwanese producer Foxconn (the identical firm that makes iPhones) to construct “new show {hardware}.”

Rumor: A premium Pixel will battle 2018 iPhones

Tech weblog Droid Life reported that Google has three new Pixel telephones within the pipeline for 2018. This trio might embrace a mysterious higher-end model — maybe meant to compete with the $1,000 iPhone XS — along with the usual and XL fashions. As a reminder, the 64GB Pixel 2 begins at $649 and the Pixel 2 XL begins at $849 (£799 or AU$1,399).

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That famous, frequent tipster Evan Blass tweeted that, in line with a “dependable supply,” Google will ship a Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL — in addition to the following era of Pixel Buds and a Pixel-branded watch. If he is proper, we’re again to taking a look at two telephones, not three. The Pixel Three XL might need to tackle the $1,099 iPhone XS Max by itself.

Rumor: Google has a less expensive Pixel 

Google is alleged to be creating an affordable “midrange” Pixel for rising markets that might debut this summer season, in line with Financial Instances. It is not clear whether or not Google would convey this price range mannequin to the US; the timing does not sync up with the Pixel’s regular October debut. However, relying on the worth, such a telephone might make an fascinating foil to Apple’s new $749 iPhone XR.

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Different rumored Pixel Three and Pixel Three XL specs

  • Octacore Qualcomm CPU (maybe Snapdragon 845)
  • Adreno 630 GPU
  • 2,960×1,440-pixel decision
  • Wired model of Google Pixel Buds connecting through USB-C 
  • Confirmed: Help for Android Pie 
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2,915mAh battery that helps wi-fi charging
  • Accessible at the very least two colours: black and white

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