First Google Pixel 3 leaks are out, and they’re showing the Pixel 3 XL with a notch

So, the first major Google Pixel 3 leaks are now out. However, instead of making us excited about the device they’ve left many of us disappointed with the upcoming smartphones at first glance itself. The leaks are giving us an idea about the front of both Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and what they’re showing is not looking exciting (especially for Pixel 3 XL).


The first leak came yesterday from Slashleaks. It was an image showing the screen protectors of both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. Based on those screen protectors one positive change looks clearly: the bezels in both devices are going to be narrower this time. However, once that is said and done, there comes a disappointing second observation: Pixel 3 XL is going to have a notch!

Google Pixel 3 Leaks

That’s right – Google is also going to join that club of smartphone makers who have bought into Apple’s idea of a notch, but have not done the hard work to eliminate the bottom bezel. First of all a notch is unwanted even if there’s no bezel in the bottom, because hardcore Android fans just don’t like whatever Apple does. Secondly, even if the notch has to exist, it would have been better if bottom bezel would’ve been minimal in that case (as it is in LG G7 ThinQ). But that’s not the case.

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Then comes the 2nd leak, which is not a leak actually. Based on these screen protectors folks at Phone Arena created some renders of upcoming Pixel smartphones to give us an idea of what both these devices may look like. Have a look:

It’s still too early to say if these leaks are true to life, but if Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL indeed turn out to be inline with these images than many of us are not going to like them. Let’s wait for some more leaks now to get some confirmation on the matter!

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