Google's Pixel 3 might come with a pair of wired Pixel Buds

Gerald Bowen
August 9, 2018

Apart from the Google Pixel 3 XL, there is also a smaller Pixel 3. There's a large camera sensor in its corner (just one), accompanied by an LED flash, and a round fingerprint scanner in its center.

A huge Pixel 3 XL leak hit the Web today, thanks to the Telegram channel Канал Лучкова. We see a USB-C cable, USB adapter, 3.5mm adapter, and a pair of headphones that look a lot like the Pixel Buds with a USB-C connector.

In several shots you can see that the notification bar is little fatter that we've come to expect to fit the notch's length and that the icons are fewer in number due to the reduced space.

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Google may choose to release its future Pixel phones with only this feature and the buttons will be done away with.

Does speedy software updates make up for Google's odd design choices? First, the notch design of the Pixel 3 XL looks like a mess. The exceedingly tall notch at the top also seems to stretch the status bar with vertically centered icons. We don't know the exact screen size as of yet, but resolution is listed as 1,440 x 2,960 with 494 pixels per inch. In the picture, you can see Android 9 Pie's gesture navigation is turned on, which Google recently told Android Central would be the default for Pixels going forward. Why they received this Google Pixel 3 XL in the mail, we can not be entirely sure.

The addition would be noteworthy; finding USB-C headphones isn't exactly easy, as competing audio standards have made it hard for manufacturers to support devices with USB-C ports in lieu of 3.5mm headphone jacks. It isn't clear if Google will release this in Malaysia so you'll probably need to turn to grey importers if you're interested.

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