Google’s forthcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are two of the highly anticipated flagship smartphone releases later this year. Both phones are expected to release in October 2018.
There are numerous of leaks all over the Internet and the latest one have suggested that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be expected to feature a notched on the topmost part of its display, similar to that of Apple’s iPhone X, Huawei P20 and among others.
And now the Mountain View-headquartered company may have accidentally revealed two of the biggest features that will be equipped to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
The features were discovered by XDA Developers, with anonymous leaker claimed that he got his hands on an alleged Pixel 3 XL prototype unit.
Photos of the mobile phone revealed a bizarre logo, which looks like a circular letter “E” and its mirror image, on the back panel.
But this wasn’t the first time that logo has made an appearance on leaked images. 9to5Google also spotted this puzzling logo in photos on Google’s own blog.
The logo has emerged in a collage of images showing the recent prototypes and components of the Pixel 2 and its larger sibling.
On one key component, which is the rear panel of a Pixel 2 prototype in a color variant similar to the ‘Kinda Blue,” colorway the intriguing logo was observed. It was in the same area that the Google “G” logo usually appears.
By joining all these chunks of evidence together, it looks like the Pixel 3 XL prototype unit the XDA leaker got hold of for a hands-on is the real one. So, what are the new features unveiled by the Google Pixel 3 XL prototype model?
It seems like the “Active Edge” squeezing action will be preserve on Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Active Edge is a feature first appeared on HTC U12 and eventually adopted by the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. The feature launches Google Assistant when you squeeze the handset. It’s an easy and fast way to launch Google Assistant and ask a question or begin a search.
It had been widely assumed that the search giant would ultimately get rid of the feature but it appears like it will be sticking around on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Wireless Charging Support
Another big feature was unearthed after XDA Developers took a closer look at the Android P mobile operating system beta software upgrade and found something.
A new wireless charging docks dedicated for Google Pixel branded smartphones has been discovered on the code, which led them to believe wireless charging will be making a massive comeback to the Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Google has previously equipped wireless charging support before dropping it back in 2015 with the Nexus 6P.
Pixel and Pixel 3 XL Display
Mobile industry insider Steve Hemmerstoffer, who runs the @OnLeaks on Twitter, has heard from his multiple sources the specs for the forthcoming Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
The notorious leaker claims Google’s phones will increase the smartphones’ display size to 5.3-inches and 6.2-inches. This is a big jump from the current generations’ screen size of 5-inch and 6-inch display.
This lead us to conclusion that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will sport a nearly bezel-less display. Google may actually achieve a fantastic screen-to-body ratio of 85% to 93%.
With that screen-to-body ratio, Google may pull off 5.3-inch and 6.2-inch display sizes on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, respectively, without significantly increasing the sizes of the handsets.
The Pixel 2 and its larger counterpart have a screen-to-body ratio of 67.9% and 76.4%, respectively.
Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL release date
If Google follow previous release date schedules, then the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could be launched in October.
The original Pixel and second iteration both had an October launch schedule with release date for both taking place in the same month.