We’re nonetheless presumably months away from the official Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL announcement, however that isn’t stopping the leakers. The newest photos of Google’s subsequent flagship seem to show finalized production hardware and what appears to be a pair of wired USB-C Pixel Buds.
The photographs come from Russian tech blogger Канал Лучкова’s Telegram channel (by way of Android Police), and they’re consistent with earlier photos we noticed from different Pixel 3 XL leaks, together with the already controversial notch. In these admittedly less-than-ideal photographs, it appears to be a bit taller than some customers would really like. (The Verge’s resident notch skilled, Vlad Savov, commented that he finds it to be “the worst of all of the notches up to now.”)
Additionally within the leaks are photos of what appears like a bundled pair of wired USB-C headphones that Google may embrace within the field with the Pixel 3 line. Again when the Pixel 2 first launched, there was appreciable proof that Google was engaged on a wired model of its Pixel Bud headphones to ship with the cellphone. There was even an early packaging design that had a slot for the headphones, and it outright talked about them within the guide.
As a substitute, Google solely included a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, a lot to the frustration of customers who had to cope with the extremely poor choices of USB-C headphones in the marketplace. If the leak is to be believed, the Pixel 3 gained’t pressure customers to cope with that subject once more.
Google is predicted to announce the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL someday in early October, if earlier launches are something to go by. However on the present tempo of those leaks, there may not be something new left to share by then.