Google Pixel 3 XL leak shows notch and USB-C headphones

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Just hours before Samsung reveals its Galaxy Note 9, the leak floodgates have opened up once again, but this time for the Pixel 3 XL. To make things even more interesting, we now have another leak that puts Google's upcoming Pixel 3 XL front and center. A standard USB-C to 3.5mm adapter will also be included in the box. These would be the first wired version of Google's wireless Pixel Buds that launched alongside the Pixel 2. So we pretty much know what this device is going to look like.

If you're anxious that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumoured Pixel 3 smartphone, don't be: You're still getting that awful notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal. It has a separate Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. That display has a resolution of 1440×2960. It also adopts a taller aspect ratio in a design that echoes the iPhone X. There's a large camera sensor in its corner (just one), accompanied by an LED flash, and a round fingerprint scanner in its center. Both the front and rear camera will support Portrait mode, which Google introduced in the 2017 variants with Pixel 2 phones. The channel posted images and video of a pre-release Pixel 3 XL unboxing, including information about specs, how the notch works, and in-box accessories. It does indeed appear to be quite noticeable, especially with a white background. Given that the handset is due to be unveiled by Google in early October and will go on sale after that, the Pixel 3 XL leak train has started way ahead of time. The Pixel 3 is likely to feature a screen aspect ratio of 18:9, whereas the Pixel 3 XL could have a 19:9 aspect ratio thanks to the notch.