We can’t get enough of Pixel leaks, and with the TPU cases for the phones now available for purchase it was inevitable that CAD renders of the phones would appear – and today is the day.
The CAD renders come courtesy of Steve Hemmerstoffer through his @onleaks Twitter account and a partnership with MySmartPrice who’ve published high resolution images and a 360-degree video of both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL on their site.
According to the article, the Pixel 3 will have a 5.4″ 18:9 aspect ratio display, though in a tweet Steve advised it would have a 5.3″ display. The Pixel 3 XL will be 6.2″ in size with a 19:9 aspect ratio thanks to the notch in the display which will house dual front-facing camera sensors. The Pixel 3 XL will still have a chin though, as shown in this image.
Interestingly the renders do show a dual front camera on the Pixel 3 as well which is an interesting twist, though the site does admit this could simply be an ambient light sensor.
According to these renders, the phones will also incorporate stereo front-facing speakers – a must have item for a number of smartphone users.
There is some controversy about the rear of the phones with MySmartPrice talking about a metal rear despite previous leaks talking about a glass rear. The glass shade at the top is something that all parties agree on though.
As we’ve seen previously, the base of the phone will house the USB-C port and the SIM tray. In terms of button layout there’s no change from the Pixel 2 phones with the power button sitting above the volume rocker on the right hand side of the phone.
Overall, the Pixel 3 will measure 145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9mm, while the Pixel 3 XL will come in at 158 x 76.6 x 7.9mm, with both phones having a thickness of 8.6mm at the camera bump.
In terms of when we’ll see these phones announced there’s no official word yet but we’ve seen the past couple of Made by Google launches on October 4th. Whether Google sticks to this date, which falls on a Thursday this year, or changes it up is something we’ll have to wait and see.
If you want to see more of the Pixel 3/Pixel 3 XL CAD renders you can head over to MySmartPrice to check them out.