It would be the third time Google has leaked the expensive Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It is just a matter of time to see if Google will make better smartphones than Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Google’s past mistakes
In 2017, Google leaked information about what it was going to be Pixel 2 XL. Google showcased the feature called Data Transfer Tool together with an animation with tips on how to use it, followed by a smartphone design which was unknown at that time. In this case, it was still time to quickly give the app a more generic design in the Play Store. This time, Google has leaked another image which raises many questions, but it is different. Google can’t change the design of its Android P beta without releasing another version which is scheduled for several months in advance.
However, Apple had the same problem by leaking iPhone X graphics on HomePod beta before. That was the case for Google too.
And if it is Pixel 3…
Some sources stated last week that Google’s first Pixel 3 prototypes had a notch. However, the image that Google leaked has no notch, no bottom chin, only the slender rim around the display. There’s another curiosity regarding the front facing camera which is hidden. Could have Google mastered the under-display technology or used a pop-up front camera? Will Google move the dual stereo speakers to the bottom or to the top edges? The encouraging fact is that this design already exists in Vivo Apex.
Google would be the first to reach design-perfection if this is really the Pixel 3.
And if it’s not Pixel 3…
Given the fact that it’s only an image, the possibility of it not showing the Pixel 3 must be taken into consideration. However, it’s strange that Google would choose to leak a device that looks nothing like the Pixel 3 or that would make the new Pixel look obsolete.
According to Slashleaks, Google is showcasing functionality on a new phone design within the current Android P beta settings.