Google Pixel is possibly one of the most popular Android smartphone line-ups. The Pixel smartphones offer reliable performance across the board, they are the first to receive Android updates and offer one of the most capable smartphone cameras. So here’s everything you need to know about the Google Pixel 3 XL even before its launch.
The pre-production units being unboxed and tested in the wild and now, someone has left a Pixel 3 XL in the back of a Lyft. What’s next? Below are the images sent by a user (referred as Anonymous Alligator) to AndroidPolice.
These images sent by the Lyft driver, found the phone in the back seat of his car after he dropped off a few passengers. According to AndroidPolice, the driver thought his own Pixel 2 XL had somehow fallen back, but later realized it was the 3 XL after seeing the notch and Google logo on the back.
The unit had various identifying stickers, which have been blocked out. The driver (aka Alligator) returned the phone to the original owner a few minutes later.
A report from 9to5Google suggests that there’s a Ukrainian seller charging $2.000 per Pixel 3 XL unit. To get a unit you have to contact the seller via Telegram. Well, this was the major reason why only Russian or Ukrainian bloggers were posting accurate details about the unreleased Pixel 3 XL.
A message translated from the seller himself;
“Remains only 3 pcs. Google Pixel 3 XL, I answer immediately to the most popular questions: • The price is 2000 $ • Payment is possible via PayPal or Bitcoin. The second is preferable because PayPal has a horse commission for international transfers. • Dispatch is made from London via DHL or FedEx. Regarding the purchase, please contact [removed] Also I remind you that there is a large amount of Google Pixel 2 XL at a good price. Please!”
Furthermore, its impossible for Google to deactivate these Pixel 3 XL devices and it seems as if the seller has an entire batch of these devices. A source revealed that Google legal and security teams, as well as Foxconn’s team, are involved in internal discussions about the leaks.
Google Pixel 3 XL: Design Aesthetics And Features
A Russian website managed to get its hands on the new Pixel 3 XL months before the smartphone’s launch. Unlike a majority of leaked images, the images leaked by this blog are sharp and clear. These images are enough to depict the device and all the accessories in greater details. Furthermore, a video by the author also depicts that the new Pixel lineup also supports wireless charging.
As far as design ergonomics are concerned the Pixel 3 XL is similar to its predecessors. The smartphone has a notch based display, a chin at the bottom, and the same old two-tone back design. Google Pixel 3 XL has a screen resolution of 2960 × 1440 pixels and the phone is powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor.
Google Pixel 3 XL: Camera And Wireless Charging
The blog stated that the Pixel 3 XL is again going to out-perform the imaging capabilities of other high-end smartphones. They shared dozens of images taken from the camera of Pixel 3 XL during the month of July. The images look sharp and clear and clearly blow away most smartphones in terms of dynamic range.
Lastly, Pixel 3 XL will be the first smartphone in the Pixel line up that supports wireless charging. A video by the author himself confirms that the device can be charged wirelessly. Apart from that, the device will retain its dual front-facing stereo speakers.
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