The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will debut in October and retain Verizon as the exclusive US carrier, according to Bloomberg . This is the same sales strategy that was true for the previous two generations of Google smartphones. You can buy new phones unlocked directly from Google.
The Pixel 3 in XL size will have a notch at the top of the display. That should not come as a surprise considering all the changes Google has made to make Android P more friendly to display clippings. It will have an "almost edge-to-edge screen" and a chin at the bottom. So look at the OnePlus 6 or the LG G7 and you're probably on the right track as to what the Pixel 3 XL will look like. Bloomberg claims that the Pixel 3 XL notch is not as wide as the iPhone X, but says it is "bigger". Perhaps this means more in the display
The regular Pixel 3 will be loud Bloomberg's report is similar to the current pixel 2. So expect it to have bigger apertures again than the XL. This is disappointing and looks perhaps not so impressive next to the rest of the top-tier smartphones in 2018. It would be really nice if both models had the same design, but that has not happened since the original pixel. At the beginning of the week, images of alleged screen protectors for the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 were shared online. If these are correct, at least the apertures of the 3 are not as bad as on the pixel 2. It looks more like a mini pixel 2 XL.
Both models will have stereo speakers, and Google will continue to ignore the trend of dual cameras on the back. The company apparently remains with a single rear camera on both phones. The Pixel 3 XL has two camera lenses on the front (within this notch), but Bloomberg does not indicate how the secondary sensor is used.
The team that purchased Google's $ 1.1 billion from HTC last year is expected to play a key role in the development of the two Pixel 3 devices, and Google is reportedly in negotiations with Foxconn. When that happens, Google will no longer just monitor design and then hand over responsibility for manufacturing these products to companies like LG (Pixel 2 XL) or HTC (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2); It will control the entire process.
Bloomberg's report ends with a random note: Pixel 2 revenue apparently increased after Google responded to the first complaints about the 2 XL display with software updates and richer colors. It seems Google is the only source to know such a thing. And this scoop about new Pixel 3 phones comes just days before Apple's WWDC 2018 conference. An accident.
In the US, pixel sales are still well behind Apple and Samsung smartphones. After buying a smartphone hardware team, Google has to hope that the third time the attraction.