Google has not announced the start date of its third generation of pixel phones – Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. But at least one of these phones – that's the Pixel 3 XL – is already on sale, but at an unprecedented $ 2,000 ($ 1.4 rupees) and through someone's personal telegram account in Russia. The Pixel 3 XL has also been thoroughly revealed, reviewed on several Russian websites, its specifications and hardware details have been shown to everyone, and its design has been portrayed from all sides in photos and videos. As far as the leaks go, the Pixel 3 XL leak is as big as it gets.
Officially, the phones are scheduled to start in October. But it seems that prior to its launch in October, a batch of Pixel 3 XL was on its way to Google's office in Mountain View, China, where it was manufactured. The plane with the Pixel 3 XL units stopped in the Ukraine and the Google phones were stolen. Worse for Google, but not so much for the smartphone users who looked forward to these phones. Now all the details of the Pixel 3 XL are known. And here's a quick summary of everything we've learned about the Pixel 3 XL.
Pixel 3 XL is already on sale
A Ukrainian distributor has reportedly reached some pre-production units of the Pixel 3 XL and has leaked images, unboxing video and the retail box of the phone. Pixel smartphones will ship with pixel buds this year.
The merchant – known by the name of Luchkov – sells the Pixel 3 XL units for $ 2,000 each – that's about Rs. 1.4 million – on the black market. Google's legal and security teams and Foxconn's team investigate the matter and participate in internal discussions about leaks.
Pixel 3 XL review is here
Meanwhile, another Russian website somehow got the Pixel 3 XL and posted an early review of it. The reviewer also compared the Pixel 3 XL camera samples with those of the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. The review comes with a disclaimer at the beginning – in which the author says that this is a preproduction unit of the Pixel 3 XL and therefore some aspects of the phone are gross and some features are not fully developed. But overall, the critic says, the end product will look exactly like the pre-production unit.
Pixel 3 XL is mostly glass and this notch
As far as the design of the phone is concerned, the Pixel 3 XL will look much like the Pixel 2 XL. However, the front design of the phone will change dramatically compared to its predecessor. The Pixel 3 XL follows the latest trend and comes with a notched display. Compared to the iPhone X notch, the Pixel 3 XL notch is much longer (lengthwise) – which does not look very appealing.
The notch – as seen in the leaked images – includes the selfie cameras. The Pixel 3 XL is expected to ship with two front sensors and sensors along with the earphone. The back of the phone will be made of glass and the leaked handy video will show that the phone is supplied with wireless charging support. As with the Pixel 2 XL, a single camera with LED flash and a circular fingerprint sensor will be installed on the back of the 3 XL.
A hands-on video leaked from the earlier version revealed that the Pixel 3 XL comes with wireless charging support. Another video leaked by a Twitter user known as Khoroshev shows the Pixel 3 XL with built-in wireless Qi charging. There are rumors that the Pixel 3 XL is not shipped with the wireless charger, which means that consumers need to buy the charger separately. Previously, we had discovered rumors about a Google Pixel Stand wireless charging station that the search giant will release together with third-generation pixels in October. Some rumors suggest that only the Pixel 3 XL with glass bottom with wireless charging aid and not the cheaper model – the Pixel 3 – is delivered.
Dual Selfie Cameras
Contrary to earlier rumors, the new Pixel 3 XL images from the Black Market retailer as well as the review show that Pixel 3 XL will not come with dual cameras on the back. The phone will be – like the Pixel 2 XL – equipped with a single camera on the back and a dual LED flash. As far as the camera specifications are concerned, the Pixel 3 XL is based on a 12 megapixel sensor with an aperture of f / 1.8, dual-pixel PDAF and laser-assisted autofocus. The new pictures also show that the Pixel 3 XL comes with dual selfie cameras. This camera will have a primary 8 megapixel image sensor. One of the two selfie cameras comes with a wide-angle lens. A recent report from 9toMac shows that the Pixel 3 XL is able to do "super selfies," which means the phone has a faux bokeh for portrait mode.
As for camera performance, the Russian website reviewed Pixel Pixel's review of the Pixel Phone clicked images compared to the Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei P20 Pro. The camera has always been the best at pixel phones and the same goes for the Pixel 3 XL. But according to the reviewers, the camera samples of the Pixel 3 XL do not look as promising as the other two phones. This could possibly be due to the fact that images were taken with a pre-production unit.
Google Pixel 3 XL specs
The reviewer clicked a picture, juxtaposing the Pixel 3 XL, Galaxy Note 9, and the Huawei P20 Pro, and there's no doubt that the Google phone is the largest of the three , The Pixel 3 XL is said to have a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels, an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and a screen-to-picture ratio of 94.4 percent. The Pixel 3 XL comes with an OLED panel with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. In the test, the screen of the Note 9 looks brighter in direct sunlight than the pixel phone.
The Pixel 3 XL is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB. The phone will run Google's latest Android 9 Pie. The Pixel 3 XL will use a 3430 mAh battery and comes with fast charging support.
Google Pixel 3 XL Price
The final price of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL is still revealed by Google. Rumor has it that the Pixel 3 XL will cost about $ 750, which is about 53,000 rupees, while the Pixel 3 costs $ 650, which translates into around 45,000 rupees when converted to INR. Meanwhile, the leaked retail packaging shows that this year's pixel phones are bundled with pixel buds, which, when purchased separately, cost around $ 150 (about Rs. 10,500).