After a recent Android P beta, it’s thought the images released alongside this have given away the design of the upcoming Google Pixel 3. The images are believed to be of the Google Pixel 3 XL, and show slim bezels but no notch, and the renders seem to be genuine. These claims are backed by reliable leaker Ben Geskin, who posted an image to twitter that shows the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL next to each other with a front view.
From the images, we can see the Pixel 3 has not received a huge overhaul in design from the Pixel 2, as they look similar still. However, on the Pixel 3 XL we can see there is a noticeable notch that takes up considerable space at the top of the screen – taking up about a third of the space at the top in fact. As this was not seen in the Android P beta images, we can say it’s likely they were either early prototypes or they were just there for illustration purposes.
Another reliable leaker, Ice Universe, also posted images of some front screen parts to Twitter. These ones show the two front panels of the Pixel 3 and the 3 XL, but again shows the two with cut outs for possible notch placement. We suspect then that the Pixel 3 XL could feature a front dual-camera system which could mean support for facial recognition software.
As is always the case, we have no confirmation to these rumours and can only speculate about the features these devices will have – even though these leakers have good track records. These leaks do seem to back each other up however, so hopefully we’ll see some truth to these when the Pixel duo are released.