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The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will likely be made official on October 9th, but weeks before the event, we’re getting a clear look at the upcoming devices. New renders of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have leaked, and they look like they could be official renders from Google. Unfortunately, the phones are inside Google-branded fabric cases, so we don’t get to see all of them, but the renders do show off several of the phones’ features.
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Google’s flagship phone will take a leaf out of iPhone X’s book and sport a notch on its display.
There are quite a few rumours out on how the new Pixel 3 XL’s display will look. But they do point to one thing: a notch that is similar to the iPhone X.
A leaked image from Slashleaks shows two tempered glasses designed for the Pixel 3 series. On the right is the Pixel 3, suggesting that it will adopt the same design language as its predecessor. On the other hand, its larger brother looks like it will not be ditching the notch after all.
It has since been speculated that the next-generation Pixel devices will have a notch. This was because Android P now supports the feature.
Another report also supports the notch rumour, this time from Bloomberg. According to the report, one of Google’s next marquee phones will have that infamous cutout on the top of its screen.
Additionally, it is also anticipated to have an edge-to-edge screen with only a bottom bezel. People “familiar with the matter” also told Bloomberg that the notch on the Pixel 3 XL will house two front-facing cameras.
Google has been known to release their flagship phones in October. It won’t be surprising if the search giant follows the same schedule this year when they announce the latest in the Pixel series.
A “reliable source” claims that Google is planning to launch a wearable tech under its Pixel product line.
Google is apparently planning to expand its Pixel product line with not one, but three new smartwatches. And fans wouldn’t have to wait too long as it could be available later this year.
The news comes after well-known online leakster Evan Blass, Tweeted about the Pixel watch. Apparently, his “high-confidence” source claims that this will be part of its fall hardware event. The watch will debut alongside the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and second-generation Pixel Buds.
His information also coincides with a German tech blog‘s report about Google’s wearables. However, they claim that the company actually has three smartwatches lined up with codenames Ling, Triton and Sardine. All three will reportedly run on a new Qualcomm processor that conserves battery life. It will actually allow the device to listen to voice commands without leaving the standby mode.
If this information checks out, it will be Google’s first flagship smartwatch that they actually have a say on. The first Android Wear watches were from Samsung and LG, both of which are obviously independent from Google.
The existing Pixel phones has made the Google Assistant quite an integral part of its system. If the Pixel watch (or watches?) happens, we can probably expect a similar setup. John Legend anyone?
A popular phone tipster has confirmed that tech giant Google would release the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Evan Blass has posted a tweet this week, hinting that Google may likely release the two alleged smartphones.
Is Google planning to debut new smartphones?
It cannot be denied that the mystery behind the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has kept Google fans waiting. At present, Google’s best smartphones are the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Blass also said that the tech giant would retain the company’s two phone strategy.
Although Blass did not cite who was his source, he assured that the information was sourced from a “reliable” person. He added that Google’s two phone strategy is an exact opposite of Apple Inc. which is moving to three iPhone X designs.
The web’s most popular tipster further confirmed that Google has already scheduled a launch date for both Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Fans of Google smartphones should also expect that both phones will be sold expensively.
Speaking of the rumored phone’s launch date, Blass claims that both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL would be announced during the company’s annual inaugural hardware event. This event falls on October 4 and users should expect that both the rumored phones would dominate the headlines.
As of press time, Google has yet to confirm the aforesaid event. But other tech users suggest that Google would likely to announce the new phones come September or early October. By doing so, both the rumored phones would be the company’s last releases of the year.