Pixel 3 XL can be fought in spite of controversy, but a new Pixel 3 leak that shows the upcoming Android phone in nature confirms that Google is secured its game when it comes to monitors. The company is expected to announce both smartphones in October, possibly next to a new Chromecast and other hardware, but a number of leaks have threatened to destroy the surprise.
So far, the i-de-wild observations have all focused on just one of the two phones. Pixel 3 XL, the largest of the pair, has been discovered several times. Android fans – and especially Pixel enthusiasts – have a lot of time to argue for whether the smartphone's big notch is a design detail too far.
Today, it's the smaller handset, Google Pixel 3, which makes a bow. The non-XL phone has a 5.5-inch display, a reddit leak that was spotted by 9to5Google reports, and was taken to the camera well in advance of the official disclosure. It confirms a number of previous leaks in the process.
Most noteworthy is the screen, which is a regular rectangle. It comes in at 2160 x 1080 and has a 60 Hz frame rate, it is reported. It also has larger frames at the top and bottom, because Google had to find a place to put the two front against the cameras and other sensors.
Each of these cameras is 8 megapixels, according to a diagnostic report running on the phone. One has two openings listed, f / 1.8 and f / 2.2, while it is only f / 1.8.
At the back is the same aesthetic as Pixel 3 XL. It includes a centrally located fingerprint sensor and a partial glass panel. Just a single camera still, with Google preferring to use its calculative photography talent to deliver things like faux-bokeh portraits. In view of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it is still able to produce some of the best images you can hope for from a smartphone, it's probably not bad.
Where the shots come from, the original poster does not say anything surprisingly surprisingly. However, they confirm that they are "part of a test program through a carrier other than Verizon," which leads to speculation that the likely exclusivity agreements Google and the network will announce in October expire before the turn of the year.