Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are two of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. While we’ve seen a few leaks and heard many rumors, the first renders are giving us a better look at the two devices. The pair of high-end phones is expected to launch in October at a dedicated Made By Google hardware event with a release following soon after in November.
Several days ago, what looked to be Google’s next-gen Pixel 3 XL smartphone leaked out in the first photos of the actual device. We have a few photos for you to take a look at because it’s that time of year again; Pixel season is coming.
It’s a new week and a fresh week of Pixel rumors and rumblings. Last week was our first time hearing a good amount of information about upcoming Pixel phones from Google. And this week might be all about the rumored mid-range Pixel phone for emerging markets. We heard about the rumored third variant prior to Google I/O 2018, and sources claim it could see light midway through 2019 around next year’s show.
Google is expected to announce Pixel 2 successors this fall. Two unconfirmed devices, a Pixel 3 and a larger Pixel 3 XL, are just beginning to hit the rumor mill as we dive into June. It’s going to be a summer full of leaks and reports, and after seeing screen protectors in the wild earlier this week, there’s now reason to believe that Google’s Pixel 3 XL will boost an OLED display.
Prior to today, we passed along just one report on the possibility of upcoming Pixel 3 smartphones. Now we have alleged images said to be of screen protectors designed for two upcoming Pixel 3 devices. Like last year, Google could release both a smaller and larger variant of its Pixel phone, and thanks to our first leak, we have an idea of what to expect as far as front panel design goes.
On the heels of Google I/O 2018, word has come in regarding the possibility of a Pixel smartwatch by Google. Google is not ready to give up on its Wear OS platform, formerly Android Wear, and a smartwatch of their own might shine some light on it.
Google officials have mentioned what we assume will be one of the company’s flagship smartphones for 2018. We’re talking about a third-generation Pixel phone in Google Pixel 3, which was actually referenced in an AOSP commit back in early March but took till now for someone to realize. As you might come to expect, the phone should debut Android P, the next version of Google’s Android operating system.
We’re still a ways away from any new flagship smartphones from Google. Many presume the search giant will announce at least two Pixel 3 smartphones later this year to showcase Android P and what it can do. However, according to a trusted source, Google is actively working on a mid-range Pixel phone that could release in emerging markets as early as mid-2018.