Ever since Google launched the Pixel line, it has always released two smartphones. This year will be no different. There will be the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL. However, the former has sort of been in hiding until today.
A redditor has posted hands-on images of the smaller 3rd generation Pixel and we think this may be the preferred model when Google officially announces the two phones.
The first thing you notice about the Pixel 3 is the display. Gone are the extra thick bezels of the Pixel 2. It now rocks an 18:9 display which thankfully doesn’t have a notch like that of the Pixel 3 XL. Although the bezels are not the smallest we have seen on phones with notch-less 18:9 displays.
The display is said to be 5.5-inches with a 2160 x 1080 resolution. The Pixel 3 also has stereo front-facing cameras just like its predecessor and will come with dual front-facing cameras (both are 8MP).
The back of the phone is different too. It still has a dual-tone finish but the whole length of the back is covered in glass – glossy glass at the top (camera area) and frosted glass at the bottom. There is a single camera on the rear just like that of the Pixel 3 XL and a fingerprint scanner too. Another image shows that the power button and volume rocker are on the right-hand side.
The Pixel 3 will come with a Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM. It will also have a 2915mAh battery as shown in one of the images. Since the Pixel 3 has a full-glass back we believe it will also support wireless charging.
The Pixel 3 looks good and might be favorite of the two since it doesn’t have a notch. The large notch on the Pixel 3 XL has received widespread criticism ever since images and unboxing videos leaked online.
It is expected that Google will announce the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in October.