Google Pixel 3 XL Production Unit Leak Reveals Taller iPhone X-Like Notch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Although Google's major fall event is still about two months away, typically occurring in October and ushering in a new generation of Pixel smartphones and other products, today leaked pictures have been shared online highlighting the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL.

    Images from Telegram user @LuchkovCh via Android Police

    The images depict an alleged "pre-release" final production unit of the Pixel 3 XL smartphone, sourced from a Russian tech blogger (via Android Police). Images showcase the rear and front of the device, with an iPhone X-like notch at the top of the Pixel 3 XL's display that's not as wide as Apple's, but is noticeably taller.

    Previous CAD leaks suggest that a smaller 5.4-inch Pixel 3 will not have a notch, while the larger 6.2-inch Pixel 3 XL is what appears in the images today, notch included. It's believed that Google is using the notch to house improved cameras, including two camera lenses.


    Per Bloomberg, from a report in May:
    Additionally, the images suggest that customers will get "Pixel Bud-esque" wired USB-C earphones with the Pixel 3 XL. There also appears to be a charging brick, charging cable, and a USB-C to 3.5mm adapter in the box. The unboxing images depict "what looks to be a pretty new iPhone-like wallpaper," as Android Police points out.

    Software running on the units was Android 9 with an 8-core Qualcomm processor and an Adreno 630 GPU. The Pixel 3 XL in the images also has 4GB of RAM and a resolution of 1440x2960 with a pixel density of 494 PPI.


    Following the release of the iPhone X in November 2017, clones of Apple's notch style hardware began surfacing in December and throughout 2018. In March, Google announced Android P, which introduced software support for display notches that are built into the Android smartphones mimicking Apple's design.

    For Apple, the company decided on the notch-style design in order to maximize the available display area of the iPhone X, while also still leaving room for the various sensors and tech that make up the TrueDepth camera system for Face ID. Although Android smartphones are copying Apple's design, many of them lack the front-facing biometric security features as the iPhone X and instead opt for fingerprint scanners.

    Article Link: Google Pixel 3 XL Production Unit Leak Reveals Taller iPhone X-Like Notch
  2. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2017
    Where’s all them notch haters now? Can we mock the Android fan base for being late to the party.
  3. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  4. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Start your photocopiers! Oh wait that’s the entire Android OS too!
  5. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Notch yet a huge bezel at the bottom like doesn’t that defeat the purpose of a notch
  6. Jay42 macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Notch + chin makes no sense. The lack of the chin on the iPhone X justifies the notch. It's amazing how desperate even the biggest companies are to copy Apple.
  7. pipis2010 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2015
    If I were to start using Android it would be this or a One Plus phone...but, I wouldn’t...
  8. mvp2885 macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2018
    WTF is that? ugly!! But wait!! Weren't the android fanboys making fun of apples notch? lol go figure, Samsun is next.
  9. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I’m amazed at how many manufacturers are copying the notch yet they still have a large bezel / chin on the bottom of the phone. Totally misses the point of it all.

    The reason for the notch is one of necessity when designing a display that reaches all four corners of the device and having nowhere to house sensors & camera.
  10. m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018
    I know how some android fans detest the notch at the top, I wonder how they’re going to feel about having a notch and a CHIN at the bottom!! :eek:
  11. appleunderpants macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2016
    All the downsides of the iPhone X in Google's *new* flagship. Notches and dongles are here to stay boys.
  12. emvath macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2009
  13. Heineken, Aug 8, 2018
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    Heineken macrumors 6502a


    Jan 27, 2018
  14. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
    google are a bunch of idiots they diss apple for taking headphones jack away then they do to then they mock apple and copy and make it look stupid wow I feel sorry for android fans
  15. WalterTizzano macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2014
    It sucks on an iPhone, it sucks just as much on a Pixel. The notch is ugly, regardless of what company puts it on a phone.
  16. bitardo macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2018
  17. Dan Holmstock macrumors member

    Dan Holmstock

    May 11, 2016
    Culpeper VA
    wow was waiting to actually get a pixel device but after the cost and now this debacle NO way! - a CHIN plus a longer stretched notch makes the phone look like a kid smiling with no front teeth, or a wrench. UGH no way.
  18. dumastudetto macrumors 68040

    Aug 28, 2013
    Android device makers are now competing to see who can have the biggest notch. Ridiculous.
  19. TimmeyCook, Aug 8, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2018

    TimmeyCook Suspended


    Jun 20, 2018

    Will Samsung also make an ad for Pixel 3 XL?

    Guess they'll zip their mouths.
  20. adamski23 macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2017
    It doesn't matter which phone has the notch, it is aesthetically not pleasing to look at. I look forward to when this notch craze can finally find a proper workaround.
  21. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Samsung at least said they will not copy this lol! Soon they maybe the only ones without a notch.
  22. m0sher macrumors 6502


    Mar 4, 2018
    That’s why you have to be careful how you choose your commercials mocking your competition and then go follow suit. :rolleyes:
  23. AL1630 macrumors 6502


    Apr 24, 2016
    Idaho, USA
    I'm all for android, but this is stupid. If this is actually a production unit, the iPhone notch is way better executed. If Google is going to copy what Apple does, they should stop mocking them about it the year before they do it.
  24. The Phazer macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    Google are so, so bad at handset design. Weird, because the Chromebook is quite nice, and the Pixel-C had some charm. But every Pixel phone has been awful.
  25. Azeroth1 macrumors regular

    Apr 20, 2010

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