Pixel 3 XL Prototype Reveals Updated Design And Notch

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However, it's the back of the same device that may tell us what we're actually looking at: the Google Pixel 3 XL.

There has been quite a bit of scuttlebutt surrounding what the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will look like when they ship later this year and there have already been some questionable leaks that claim to show what we can expect when that happens. Furthermore, Phone Designer, known for its renders based on leaks, has made fresh ones based on these latest images as well. This time we get to see it from all angles, plus we get a semi-confirmation on that back plate situation. Also shown is the chin which lines up with the previously leaked screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL last month. A couple of images of a purported Pixel 3 XL prototype have now appeared online and they reveal that the design of the handset will get minor improvements compared to its predecessor. Furthermore, the volume rockers and the power button are housed at the same spot as was on the previous generation. It looks like the Pixel 3 XL will have the notched display, which was speculated considering Android P has support for the same.

Interestingly, these photos suggest that the SIM tray will be located at the bottom edge of the smartphone, right next to the USB Type-C port. The codename "crosshatch" is also spotted on the display, lending weight to its legitimacy.

From the back then, the design of the Pixel 3 XL looks similar to the Pixel 2 XL, albeit with a change in materials, while the main difference on the front is the presence of a notch. This could be the official prototype logo that the tech giant may be using, until the final product is ready. The device also features a dual front camera setup, which a feature also directly relevant to today's leak.

You can see the notch and speaker grille here. Or is the second sensor there for some secure facial unlocking feature? We'll probably find out for sure in October, as that's when it's likely to land, alongside the standard Pixel 3.