Google Pixel 3 leaks: features, specifications, price, launch date, and more [updated on 9/10/18]

Google Pixel 3 leaked render

Google Pixel 3 is coming and we all are excited to learn whenever a news is leaked about it. Here we have tried to consolidate all the Google Pixel 3 related leaks. We have even thrown a mid-range Pixel rumor in here and there. Read them all below.  

Update (09/10/18): Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is supposedly coming to India on October 22

The new Google Pixel phones are coming to India on October 22 as per MySmartPrice’s reports. The new handsets which are going to be unveiled later tonight (IST) in New York City, will be officially coming to India in less than two weeks. Which certainly means that Google is excited to bring its new Pixel phones in India. Because the company usually takes at least three weeks to introduce its new phones in India.

The third generation Google Pixel phones have everybody excited after Google released a viral video showcasing the YouTubers talking about the ugly notch. The company is taking a very different route and it is constantly teasing with a hint of sarcasm that its new Phones are going to be much different than what people have already seen on the extensive leaks.

Update (26/09/18): Google Pixel 3 to offer real-time lens feature in the camera app

Coming October 9, Google is all set to introduce its third-generation Pixel phones. While we have learned already a lot about these upcoming phones even before its official introduction there happens to be some more learning. The new Pixel 3 is slated to introduce the AI-enabled Google Lens as a real-time feature.

According to a recent tweet shared by young leakster Ishan Agarwal, the new Pixel phones will add one more interesting thing to its features suite. This suite includes Now Playing, Active Edge, Google Assistant, and now the real-time Google Lens application. This feature would be built right inside the camera app.

While it is already clubbed inside the Google’s stock camera app, the highlight is that this feature will be accessible in real-time. As soon as you open the camera you can point and learn about the objects in front of you. To showcase a use case scenario, a gif has been shared. In this media, we can see the person putting a business card. Once the user taps on the email, the phone is taking a user to the Gmail app. And that is just one use case scenario.

It is believed that the improved NPU and Hexagon 685 DSP on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 SoC will help Google achieve this feat. It is unknown whether Google would be able to work this feature on older Pixel phones or not. 

Update (25/09/18): Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL leaked in white and black colours ahead of October 9 launch

Google is less than three weeks away from revealing its third-generation Pixel phones. But the Mountain View giant just can’t catch a break. While we’re quite skeptical of the notch display, but the non-stop leaks just trashing our expectations of notch-less Pixel 3 XL. These fresh batch of press renders from a popular leaktser, Roland Quandt is in-line with the previous leaks. But showcases us high resolution look at the two colours including white and black. Take a look below.  



Update (22/09/18): Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL lives images and front camera details leaked ahead of October 9 launch

Google just can’t seem to catch a break, despite all the conspiracy going on in the industry, the leaks just can’t stop coming that Pixel 3 XL will sport a huge notch design. The 15 years old tipster, Ishan Agarwal has leaked a series of images and details along with it that are truly aligned with earlier extensive leaks of the new upcoming Pixel devices. But there are certain new revelations as well.

We knew that Google is planning a dual front camera setup on its latest Pixel phones for the first time. Now we know the details of the Super Selfie camera setup, that is what is believed Google will call its dual front-facing camera setup. Both the lens will sport an 8MP resolution, while one lens will pack a f/1.8 aperture another one will have a f/2.2 aperture.

Further, there are some new design revelations as well. The back seems to be fully glass enabled with a moniker of frosted glass back. But with plastic sides, he also states that it could be metal with some coating. Adding to the information, the SIM tray is shifted at the bottom. The power button seems to hold a standout colour for differentiation. In this case, its mint in colour.

Update (3/09/18): Google Pixel 3 XL gets another sighting, this time in the back of a lyft

Google just can’t catch a break with the leaks of its upcoming Pixel phones. Of the two Pixel phones, the Pixel 3 XL has been leaked several times, thanks to the pre-production units unboxing and testing in the wild. Now there is and another leaked popped up online, courtesy of an anonymous tipster to Android Police. This time a Lyft driver found an alleged Pixel 3 XL on the back of his car.

Google Pixel 3 XL

This anonymous tipster is a lyft driver, who found this phone in the back seat of his car as he finished dropping off a few passengers. He comes to notice about this phone when he thought his Pixel 2 XL is missing. But thanks to the leaks going on in the market, the person quickly realized it is the Pixel 3 XL. And of course, that ugly notch and Google logo was a clear indication.

Know that there were many identifying stickers, which indicates this may very well be the pre-production model. Android Police reports that the device was returned to its owner once the driver got hold of him.

Update (22/08/18): Google Pixel 3 XL with a thick notch leaked online in live pictures

A popular Russian YouTube channel that goes by Wylsacom has posted images of the alleged Google Pixel 3 XL. This is the first high definition look at the upcoming Pixel phone. Last time we hear about the Pixel 3 XL leak, it was about the retail box. Now we have finally got the first clear look at the overall design of the phone.

Initially, it was believed that Google may end up changing the notch design after prototype images leak. But if the photos that we see is of the final product, then, Pixel enthusiasts may turn out to hate the design of the new Pixel phones this ear. Primarily the XL variant looks hideous with that unnecessary huge display notch.

This Russian leak suggests that Google is sticking with the same design language as seen on its predecessor. As most of the rear design is similar to last year’s model. The only difference in terms of design is of the ugly notch. What do you guys think of the purported Google Pixel 3 XL images? Let us know in the comments section below.

Update (08/08/18): Images of Google Pixel 3 XL with USB Type-C earbuds in the box leaked online

The new Google Pixel phones are much-awaited handsets every year. This time around we know more than how they’ll look and feel. We have seen the CAD renders and live images of the prototype units earlier. But today, the live images of the production unit with its box has been leaked online. You can see the specifications as well as how the notch will look like on the alleged final product.

These images were shared by a Russian tech blogger on his Telegram channel. This time we also learned some specifications of the phone. The device in the picture is believed to be Pixel 3 XL in white colour. The screens on the phone confirms some long awaited specs rumours.

This phone is running on Android 9 with an Octa-core processor, which is likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. With a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixel resolution with a pixel density of 494 ppi. And there is a confirmation that it will come with a 4GB of RAM.

Further, the Pixel Bud-esque wired earbuds show up in what could be the retail box of the phone. What do you think of this leak? Let us know in the comments below.


Update (30/07/18): Google Pixel 3XL white variant leaked in live images, looks like the notch is here to stay

Just when we thought that rumours regarding the third generation of Pixel phones have stopped for the past month, a new leaked as surfaced up online. This leak arrived on XDA forum, posted by the member that goes by “”. As suspicious as it may sound, this is the only rumour regarding the Google Pixel 3 XL phone in a long time.

Talking about the leak, the live image showcases the alleged white Pixel 3 XL. The source quotes that this is a prototype, which has been wiped remotely by Google. From the screen, it is noted that there’s no valid slot to boot. It is also learned from the screen showcased in the picture that the phone’s nickname is crosshatch.

Further details showcased on this phone’s screen include 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. As far as the hardware is concerned, almost everything checks out. The logo that you see on the phone is often used on Google products in the prototype stage.

Judging by the looks of the notch, it looks quite ugly when compared to the other flagship phones in the market. It looks huge! Since the device is still in prototype stage, expect changes in the design for the final product.

So far we have seen the Pixel 3 XL leaked in live images, this is second, whereas the smaller Pixel 3 is yet to get such treatment. What do you guys think of the Google Pixel 3 XL white model? Let us know in the comments section below.


Update (27/06/18): Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders leaked online, confirms notch and single rear camera

The Google Pixel 3 has been leaked in all its glory. The third generation pixel phones are confirmed to sport single rear camera. We now know this thanks to the 5K CAD renders and a 360-degree video shared by MySmartPrice in partnership with OnLeaks. These leaked renders showcase the design in full clear details unlike blurred live images leaked earlier.

The interesting facts that we learn in these renders are that Pixel 3 XL, the bigger sibling would be sporting a notch. That would be first for a Google Pixel phone. Unfortunately, the Google is still shying away from introducing a dual rear cameras set up on its latest Pixel phones. Further, the front firing stereo speakers are almost confirmed according to the report.

Does this design look intriguing to you? Let us know in the comments section below.


Update (8/06/18): Google Pixel 3 XL live images leaked online, almost confirms notch and single rear camera

A while back we learn that Google is opting for a notch design on its Pixel 3 XL smartphone coming later this year. Now it’s almost confirmed that a Pixel phone would certainly introduce a cut out on the top edge. The live images of Pixel XL 3 acquired by XDA showcases a lot than we expected.

Google Pixel XL 3 - Front

Apart from the notch, we may only see a single camera sensor on the back as shown in the images. Further, the inclusion of fingerprint sensor on rear indirectly states that Google won’t be introducing the in-display fingerprint sensor on its next Pixel phone.

Google Pixel XL 3 - Rear

This may be a disappointing news, but you should keep in mind that Google camera software is still best-in-class. And you don’t necessarily require a dual-rear camera. But of course, a fingerprint sensor on display would have been a great addition. Note that these are pre-production models, so we suggest you take above information with a pinch of salt. 

Update (4/06/18): Google Pixel powered by a Snapdragon 710 processor might be coming sooner than you think

It has been rumored for quite a long, but we may finally have first specification leak for the mid-range Pixel smartphone. While Google Pixel 3 and Pixel XL 3 would be sporting a Snapdragon 845 processor, its mid-range sibling will reportedly sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor.

Why Snapdragon 710?

To jog up your memory, Snapdragon 710 is Qualcomm’s latest mid-range processor which is the first in SD700 series. Xiaomi did a debut of this processor on its recently announced handset, the Mi 8 SE. Looking at the Google’s track record, the company is less likely to introduce this handset in 2018. Whereas a 2019 launch will make this processor an old news.

Which is why we are expecting Google to take action on this one by the end of the year. Whether the Mountain View giant would release it alongside Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones is not up for debate. But if you want to go there, you have to go alone, because Google may not board that train.

Apart from the processor details, there is no other information regarding a purported mid-range Google Pixel phone leaked online. At this point, it is a highly volatile rumor, which can’t be confirmed, until a concrete leak comes out. That’s why we suggest you take above information with a pinch of salt.

What do you think guys? Will there be a mid-range Pixel phone coming? And if it comes would you buy one or not. Let us know in the comments section below.


Update (31/05/18): The Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL and the new iPhones will be manufactured by the same company Foxconn

Foxconn, the company that manufactures Apple iPhones is in a race to manufacture the third generation of Google Pixel phones. According to the report emerged on Bloomberg, the new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL have found a new hardware partner. It is learned that Google is in talks with Hon Hai Precision Industry Corporation, otherwise known as Foxconn to produce its new set of Pixel phones.

The previous leak suggested that upcoming XL 3 will sport a notch, or a cut out at the top. Now with this new information coming up points to Google hiring the same company that manufactures and assemble the iPhones. So, it is more likely that new Pixel phones and new iPhones this year would be assembled by the same company. 

How do you see Google Pixel fans react to this report? Are you one of them? Let us know in the comments section with your feedback.  

Update (29/05/18): Here’s the first legit leak of Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3XL design

Earlier, May 29, 2018, 11:21: Many rumors suggested that the Google Pixel 3 will sport a notch, and now there are images to corroborate this belief. Why are we not surprised? Because Google had actually announced that Android P will support the notch. The current stable version (Android 8.1 Oreo) doesn’t offer it.

A known leaker on Twitter, Benjamin Geskin, who has a track record of some solid leaks has shared what appears to be the renders of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL – based on the supply line leak of the front panel. This could be the first legit look at how the new Google Pixel 3 will eventually look like. While the Pixel 3 doesn’t sport a notch, the bigger sibling, Pixel 3XL might come with a notch.

It was inevitable for Google to jump on the bandwagon of iPhone X look-alike phones. Comparing the notch with other Android smartphones like the OnePlus 6 and Vivo X21, the 3XL will sport a wider notch. Maybe Google is planning to introduce an infrared-based Face Unlock feature as seen on iPhone X.

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Since there are no renders of the rear side. We could speculate that Google might get rid away of the fingerprint sensor. 

The leaked renders also suggest that we may finally see a dual-front camera setup on a Pixel phone. That will be a game-changing aspect of this phone since Google has not yet embraced a dual-sensor setup on the rear. Of course, we also expect the third edition of the Pixel to come up with a dual camera setup on the rear as well.  

We suggest you take above information with a pinch of salt. Stick around on our website and we will keep you updated with the latest leaks on Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL.


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