Google Pixel 3 XL leaks likely an elaborate ‘marketing stunt’, claims YouTuber

Google Pixel 3 XL Lyft Android Police 3

Image credit Android Police

One Slashleaks forum member has uploaded some screenshots of the Device Setup page of the Google Pixel 2 XL. The telltale sign that the event will focus on the Pixel 3 smartphones is the prominent usage of the numeral "3" to make a heart in "I 3 NY". The photos of the regular Pixel 3 in question were leaked on Reddit and corresponds with earlier reports and rumors. The Pixel 3 XL with a notch isn't genuine and Google set up the entire cloak in the past few weeks.

New Pixel phones are expected to be tuned to take advantage of advancements the company has been making in artificial intelligence.

Leakage is reported as the alleged specifications of the smartphone: it was stated that it will have a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 2 160 1 080 pixels, Snapdragon chipset 845, battery capacity 2 915 mAh battery. A few images were leaked on the web, images that were said to be from an internal presentation slide at Google, in which a phone called the Pixel Ultra was mentioned. Recently, a YouTuber came forward claiming that Google approached him and other YouTubers to share clips of them criticizing the Pixel 3's notch.

The reports show that Verizon will sell the device, but as per 9to5Google it posted the leaks as the phone was now a part of the testing program which is said to be a different carrier which is added by the Pixel 3's exclusivity along with the Verizon which will last till be the end of the year.

Either way, there is just as much chance of Google walking on stage and unveiling a completely different device to that of what we have seen leaked out as there is of Google displaying the exact device pictured in the unboxings and simply saying "Yep, you got it", and walking off stage. In the run-up to the launch, there have been an unnaturally large number of leaks around the upcoming devices. It is expected that the Pixel 3 XL will hit the market at a price between $850 and $950, while the smaller Pixel 3 will cost around $650.

As per the FCC documents, the two devices have got the support of the brands for all the top 4 carriers in the states.

Latest News