The pictures come from XDA Developers member meraz9000, purporting to show off a prototype version of the Pixel 3 XL. Despite the subtle design changes, the prototype looks unmistakably like a Pixel handset.
Last year's Google Pixel 2 series disappointed certain consumers due to its lack of wireless charging but if the new Android P Beta 2 is anything to go by, it appears Google may finally be giving its customers what they want with the new Pixel 3 line.
This is easily the most exciting Pixel 3 leak we've seen to date, but again, it's unsubstantiated. Basically, the components for Active Edge (Codenamed Elmyra) mention the Pixel 2 and 2 XLs codenames, but they also mention two more: crosshatch and blueline. This might surprise some as LG faced a lot of criticism for the OLED display in last year's Pixel 2 XL, with users complaining of a blue hue, muddy colours and grainy images.
I don't need to tell you how contentious this year's notch display design has been and it looks like the Pixel 3, or at the very least one of the rumored models, will come with a notch. That's quite a substantial chin on the screen which, yuck, but it does look like we're keeping the stereo front-facing speakers (the edge of the bottom speaker is just barely visible). Wireless charging, which was present on the Google Nexus 4, Google Nexus 5, Google Nexus 6, and Google Nexus 7 (2013) was removed on the Google Nexus 5X and Google Nexus 6P (and all subsequent Google Pixel phones.) The headphone jack, which Google famously made fun of Apple for removing during the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL unveiling, was removed from the Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL.
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This revelation also means we may see some second generation custom image processing silicon from Google in the Pixel 3, to assist with image capture and processing behind the scenes.
In addition to digging around for Active Edge, evidence exists that the Pixel 3 might have wireless charging. Even if it's true, it brings up so many more questions. Because that's sure what it looks like just happened.
This corroborates a recent report from Bloomberg (below), which claimed that while the Pixel 3 XL will sport a notch, its smaller Pixel 3 won't receive the same treatment. If I'm right in suspecting the Pixel range is as much about influencing other Android smartphone manufacturers as it is about selling handsets, a distinct design language suits Google's goals perfectly.