It’s only a matter of days before Google will make the Pixel 3 official. However, tipsters had broken all suspense two months ago after a bunch of Pixel 3 XL prototypes leaked and were even unboxed on the web, with all the specifications revealed. However, geeks were expecting Google to have a different surprise for 9th October with a radically different device. Sadly, with the latest leak uncovered, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
A contributor on Slashleaks has leaked out a photo of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL advertisements on a magazine. The advert seems legit and unfortunately confirms the worst prediction the world of tech had to make this season. Yes, the Pixel 3 XL will sport that huge and ugly notch. The XL will also sport a wide chin, thereby adding a lot of bezels around the display. The smaller Pixel 3 resembles the Pixel 2 XL. Both the phones appear to sport a stereo speaker setup and a dual front camera setup.
However, this leak also reveals some of the additional features that mostly unknown before. For starters, the dual camera setup includes one sensor for normal selfies and one for wide angle selfies. Google seems to have baked in a lot of software tricks for impressive outcomes. The advert mentions a ‘Top Shot’ mode that will notify users of closed eyes or imperfections while taking a selfie — something similar to the Note 9’s camera AI feature. A group selfie mode will allow for wider angles in selfies. The squeeze feature will make a comeback from the Pixel 2 and a new gesture of putting the phone on its face will allow users to silence notifications.
While the leak seems believable, we still hope that these turn out to be false, especially with regards to the design of the Pixel 3 XL. Google will unveil the new flagships on October 9th (October 10th in India)....