Recently, an Asian e-commerce site listed the impending Google Pixel 3 smartphone on its online store, complete with the purported press render images showing both the Pixel 3 and its larger sibling Pixel 3 XL, as well as the preorder prices for Hong Kong market.
Google’s hardware event is still more than a couple of weeks to go, where the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to make their formal debut. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL announcements will be held in New York and Paris on October 9, which means we shouldn’t see any Pixel 3 listings in any stores even at the Google Online Store until it officially unveiled.
Now, Walmart is currently selling an accessories for the forthcoming Pixel 3 XL. The US retail giant listed a 2-pack of Supershieldz tempered glass screen protectors for the Pixel 3 XL on its web store Walmart.com. Walmart may have mistakenly allowed a third-party vendor to sell it, and it’s still available right now. For $10.99, you’d get it by 2nd of October, a week before Google’s simultaneous launch events in NYC and Paris, France.
Looking at the screenshots, the inventory features exactly the kind of Pixel 3 XL renders swirling over the worldwide web. The handset has a prominent notch — which stores the dual-lens camera modules, speaker and seonsors — on the topmost area of the display. On the bottom, on the other side of the phone, you’ll see a indistinguishably fat chin bezel that houses the secondary front-facing speaker.
The tempered glass screen protector suggested that the Pixel 3 XL will have the similar front panel design we’ve seen in a bunch of leaks. A couple of weeks ago, the Pixel 3 XL was subjected to an endless reports, including a number of hands-on videos as well as an in-depth reviews. A batch of purported pre-production units was allegedly found in an Lyft car.
A couple of week after that incident, a number of YouTube content creators speculated that the leaks of the Pixel 3 XL design were faked by Google. They suggested that Pixel 3 XL leaks may be an orchestrated marketing trick to keep the real design of the phone a secret.