This year we are expecting to see a large number of high-end smartphones being released by some reputable brands, but two of the smartphones that we are most excited about is Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. By now we have understood that these two devices will be pretty much up there not only due to their price tags but also because the tech company is interested in providing top of the line specs and improved performance. Today we will be focusing our discussion on two of the most significant features of the Pixel 3 XL that Google has unknowingly leaked, all to our pleasure.
Official Renders by Mistake
Before we go into details, we would like to mention that these two features were uncovered by XDA Developers. The first leak was first noticed when pictures of the handset surfaced online. They came with a mysterious logo in the shape of a circular E on the back of the device. Usually, when renders pop up online, it is difficult to tell if they are official or not. However, the circular logo was seen before on Google’s blog on a collage of pictures for the Pixel 2. This meant that the renders of the Pixel 3 XL would have apparently come from an official source and they were not fan renders in fact.
Active Edge Feature
This feature first came out with Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. It allows users to activate Google Assistant just by squeezing their phone, making it one of the easiest ways to find the answer to a pressing question from an online source in a short amount of time. Fans were in love with this feature since it made interacting with Google Assistant all the easier. People initially thought that this feature would be removed from the Pixel 3 series, but it looks like Google has decided to stick by it.
Wireless Charging Docks
Some lines from Android P Beta code were discovered by members from XDA Developers. These codes talk about the possibility of a wireless dock charge. Of course, the fact that it was just a couple of lines of code and that they were hidden pretty well implied that the giant tech company was not planning to have this feature unveiled before they were ready to do it on their own. However, the keen eyes of those interested in Google’s moves never failed to capture this moment.