We have seen leak after leak of Google's next-generation Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL handsets, including a batch of what appeared to be legitimate press renders just over a month ago. If you have been wanting to see the actual devices, however, there is a new batch of photos making rounds, and they purportedly show a real-life Pixel 3 XL in Google's Clearly White color scheme.
The photos were posted to XDA Developers by Junior Member dr.guru and are consistent with what the web has revealed about Google's next flagship phones to date. They show what looks to be a glass back, which might have to do with supporting wireless charging docks. The photos reveal a display notch similar to the iPhone X and several Android devices.
Beyond the notch, you can see dual front-facing cameras, a bottom-firing speaker, and a fingerprint scanner on the back. No big surprises there. A for things like wireless charging and the return of the squeezable frame, the photos and accompanying information by the source do not confirm those features. All the source really says about the physical design is that the back is "totally glass" and the "top part is glossy and the bottom is matte." He also notes that it's all "single part."
One of the photos shows the handset to be an EVT (Engineering Validation Test) 1.0 model, meaning it is a prototype and not the finished product. On the boot screen, the handset is revealed to have 4GB of Samsung LPDDR4X memory and 64GB of built-in storage (also by way of Samsung chips).
Google is expected to unveil its next round of Pixel phones in October. It's likely that it has already moved past the EVT stage and is now in the DVT (Design Validate Test) stage, with hardware that is more indicative of what will end up shipping to the public. That means some of the design elements in the leaked photos might not appear in the finished product though we will have to wait and see.
Thumbnail/Top Image Source: XDA Developers via dr.guru