Google will unveil its "Pixel 3" and "Pixel 3 XL" smartphones on October 9, according to Bloomberg . The event is scheduled to take place in New York City. (Date and location were mentioned in Mark Gurman's report on the upcoming 2019 iPhones.) Pixel and Pixel 2 were both announced on October 4, 2016 and 2017, respectively. The launch site and new venue – previous pixel events held in California – come after weeks of thorough leaks, photos, and lots of video footage of the larger Pixel 3 XL device.
We have now seen the phone (and its deep, deep notch), Google's bundled USB C earphones, and even the packaging and included stickers from every angle. Some videos have also come across the pre-release software for new features like extra beauty effects and wide-angle "super selfies" on the front camera. A few days ago someone even released a 1
Why is the Pixel 3 XL hit so hard by early leaks? 9to5Google recently reported that stolen units have reached the Ukrainian black market for $ 2,000 apiece. Google has not yet commented or confirmed the situation and it is unlikely that the company will do so before October as it is an unannounced and unpublished product. But Google's security teams are almost certainly investigating how two months before launch it managed to capture (and then outsource) so many Pixel 3 XL devices.
The regular Pixel 3 has not experienced the same level of premature presentation. A leaked glass cover that we first saw in May suggests it will look like a miniature Pixel 2 XL. This probably sounds better and better for those who can not reverse the 3 XL notch, though on the smaller model this probably means giving up a bit of battery life or "settling down" to 1080p screen resolution.