Pixel 3 XL Prototype Reveals Updated Design And Notch

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After a description of the phone and a leak of a screen protector, we've now moved on to apparent prototypes of the Pixel 3 XL. Unlike the iPhone X, however, the notch appears to house a dual-lens camera setup while a single-lens camera remains on the back of the phone. This prototype has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The prototype has a very large display notch housing an earpiece and two front-facing cameras.

THE INCOMING Google Pixel 3 XL has been pictured in the wild, confirming that, er, it's not all that exciting. This corroborates a recent report from Bloomberg (below), which claimed that while the Pixel 3 XL will sport a notch, its smaller Pixel 3 won't receive the same treatment. It's just that this time around, the Google Pixel 3 will be manufactured by Foxconn. The rear camera, flash, and fingerprint scanner appear to be staying put, as is the colored stripe across the top and Google logo at the bottom of the back. The Pixel 2's was placed on the left edge of the phone.

This revelation also means we may see some second generation custom image processing silicon from Google in the Pixel 3, to assist with image capture and processing behind the scenes. A simple glass back could make wireless charging possible but also make the phone more fragile to damage.

Over the past couple of months, there have been various rumors about the successors to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Of course, XDA did some digging around the latest Android P developer preview for clues.

This is easily the most exciting Pixel 3 leak we've seen to date, but again, it's unsubstantiated. It allows developers to build apps that work around the cut out. Even among Android vendors, Google is nowhere near the top-selling phone brand despite the fact that its Pixel branded smartphones offer huge advantages over the competition.

Tipster OnLeaks revealed on Twitter that Pixel 3 will feature a 5.3-inch screen, while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a bigger 6.2-inch display.