The handset was shared by Ukrainian tech blogger, Канал Лучкова, on his Telegram channel and shows what he calls a ‘pre-release version’ of the handset. The pictures and subsequent video of the handset show a Pixel 3 XL handset running Android 9 with an octa-core Qualcomm processor which we’re betting is a Snapdragon 845 with an Adreno 630 GPU with 4GB of RAM. The display – no size listed – has a resolution of 1440×2960 (shakes fist at notch) with a pixel density of 494pixels per inch.
As well as confirming the notch and showing off the rear of the phone again, the pictures also show that Google has again gone for a colour accent on the power button. Instead of the brighter Orange on the Pixel 2, Google has gone for a more subtle green.
Inside the box is the biggest surprise, with Google including a pair of earbuds with a USB Type-C connector. The earbuds have a very Pixelbuds like look to them with what appears to be an adjustable loop coming out of them. Also included is the USB-C to 3.5mm adapter, USB-C to USB-A connector for transferring files and of course a USB cable and presumably a power brick.
If all that isn’t enough, the source has also shared an unboxing video:
The Pixel 3 – and whatever other Goodies Google has to share – is set to be announced at Google’s next ‘Made by Google’ event rumoured to take place on October 4th. Clearly White is looking pretty good, but Google has never been content to simply have one colour, so we can’t wait to see what else they have.