Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL event on October 9th: leaks, rumors, preorder, release date, availability, specs, price tags, and more. Google has already sent out invites to the press media and as well as to a handful of developers for its annual electronic products event, which is scheduled to take place on 9th October 2018. Majority of the recent reports point to the Mountain View-based technology company releasing the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones, alongside a refreshed Pixelbook, which runs on Chrome OS as well as Home Speakers and among other hardware products.
We already have a better picture of what the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL design will look like, at least according to a relentless batch of leaks that surfaced online and have been intensified in the past few weeks. What we don’t know yet so far, however, is the retail price tags and the availability of these gadgets.
Here are the important things to know about the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Availability, Prices
The search giant has already confirmed that the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be making its first appearance before the general public as it will claim the spotlight on October 9 in New York City. It’s still not clear when will the 2018 iterations will hit the shelves. During a special media event last year in San Francisco, Google announced the second-generation Pixels and other hardware.
As for the pricing of Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, there has no credible information yet. As for comparison, the HTC-manufactured Pixel 2 and its oversized sibling Pixel 2 XL were released in the United States at $649 and $849, respectively.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Notched, Camera
Just like when the original and the second iterations of Pixels, we’ll be expecting a couple of handsets: the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL.
The Pixel 3 wont be getting the ugly-looking notch on the top most of the screen display, while the Pixel 3 XL may have a massive display with a notch to house the camera, earpiece and other sensors. The most intriguing among the two, is the latter one. Just recently, the Pixel 3 XL has been heavily-leaked in the past few weeks.
Just late last week, a Pixel 3 XL unit was found on the back of a Lyft vehicle, the driver who the device shared photos of it to Android Police, who then confirmed it is a prototype unit.
Furthermore, a Google Pixel 3 XL unboxing video have emerged online alongside a several images of what the Ukrainian tech blogger claimed to be “pre-production” unit.
Based on leaks we’ve mentioned above, the Pixel 3 XL will look completely a lot like the other smartphones released earlier this year — featuring a prominent notched popularized by Apple iPhone X. There were also report that the Pixel 3 XL will likely feature a dual-lens camera and the smaller Pixel 3 will allegedly stick with a single sensor.
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Design
This one will contradicts the leaks and reports we mentioned earlier. Last week, we reported that Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been leaked through unboxing and hands-on videos. But it looks like that all those leaks are completely fake. That’s according to a YouTube content creator John Prosser, the owner of “front page tech” channel.
Prosser allegedly claimed that Google has reached out to him and ask for permission to use a portion of his Pixel 3 XL videos in which he heavily bashed the phone’s massive notch. Obviously, there were another handful of YouTubers that also claimed that they were approached by Google’s hardware team, asking for similar video clips. Back to Prosser, he uploaded another video claiming that Google orchestrated the fake leaks of the Pixel 3 XL to hide the true identity of the phone’s design.