Google Pixel 3 XL leaked in Hong Kong, and all the rumors were true

Google Pixel 3 XL leaked in Hong Kong, and all the rumors were true

Rounak Jain

The Google Pixel 3 XL launch is just around the corner, but that has not stopped people from leaking it on the internet. In a new leak, the Pixel 3 XL has showed up in Hong Kong, complete with the retail packaging, covers and all the shenanigans. A hands on video of the Pixel 3 XL has also been posted, showing off the design of the phone in high quality.

Posted by Engadget, the Pixel 3 XL leak video goes on to show that almost everything that we know about the phone so far has turned out to be true. Including the deep notch that some might call hideous. The video goes to say that the Pixel 3 XL feels well built, so it would seem that Google's Pixel team has learned from the shortcomings of the build quality of the first two generations of the Pixel series.

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Confirming the display size, the video says that the Pixel 3 XL comes with a 6.3-inch Quad HD (2960 x 1440 pixels) OLED display, although there's no confirmation regarding the type of OLED panel that has been used.

Surprisingly enough, Google is sticking to its guns and staying with the single camera setup on the back. The Pixel 3 XL features a single 12.2MP camera on the back, suggesting that Google is instead going to rely on its software prowess this year as well. However, on the front, Google has opted for two cameras - one for regular shots and one for super-wide shots.

Apart from this, the video also shows off the Google Camera app, which seems to have had a few design tweaks.

The smartphone also comes with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Like most flagship smartphones launched this year, the Pixel 3 XL (and the Pixel 3) is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The phone is backed by a 3,730mAh battery, and features a USB Type C port.

Other features of the Pixel 3 XL that were shown off in the video include Active Edge gestures that we have seen on the Pixel 2 XL as well.