Google is currently working on its next-generation smartphones under its Pixel series and the company is expected to launch two smartphones — Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Based on the recent leaks related to the smartphone, a concept designer who goes by the name “Phone Designer” has released new concept renders of the Pixel 3 XL smartphone in three color options — Panda, Just Black, and Kinda Blue — same the color options of Pixel 2 smartphones.
The render shows that the Pixel 3 will be opting for a single camera sensor on the back side instead of the dual camera setup on the back which we have been seeing on almost all flagship smartphones. This is in contrast to the designer’s previous renders which showed dual cameras on the back side.
Recent reports have indicated that the Pixel 3 series might ditch the dual camera sensors set up on the back along with an LED flash, placed on the top-left corner. Further, the new renders also show a fingerprint sensor placed in the top-center portion.
On the right side, there’s a volume rocker as well as the power button. The keys are painted with different colors, based on the color variant. Coming to the front side, the display is having a notch on top, which houses a dual front-facing camera along with other sensors. On the bottom, there’s a chin which contains speakers.
The smartphone will come pre-installed with Android P operating system which supports gesture-based navigation. The phone’s renders show a single pill-shaped button on the home screen which can be used to access recent apps, home screen as well as trigger Google Assistant.
A recent leak suggested that the Pixel 3 XL model will have different variants based on the memory configuration, and one of those variants will pack 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage space, which seems like an unusual combination for a flagship smartphone.
Further, the smartphones are also speculated to come with support for wireless charging as well as Active Edge feature that allows users to launch Google Assistant and also silence calls by squeezing the sides of the phone.
While not yet officially confirmed, Google is expected to announce its new high-end smartphone duo around October 4, which is the date on which the previous two generations of its flagships were announced.