The most recent leak of Google Pixel 3 XL was when someone left "a pre-production unit" at the back of a Lyft ride. The Pixel 1 launch introduced a bevy of Google products, too. Other than that, they are expected to announce the Pixel Stand, a wireless charging dock that turns your phone into a Smart Display for Google Assistant. The launch date is in line with an earlier report claiming that the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones will be unveiled on October 9.
Both the phones are expected to come bundled with USB Type-C headphones that are expected to be the wired Pixel Buds.
If I trust on leaks, Pixel 3 XL will have a notch like several other phones we have seen this year. The company has never formally revealed the number of units it ships, but it's believed that 3.9 million devices were sold past year.
Its Pixel 3 XL sibling however has a pretty substantial cutout on its forehead.
In terms of optics, Google is breaking conventions by embedded a single rear camera on and dual front-facing cameras on the device. As far as the camera specs are concerned, both the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are tipped to sport 12-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/1.8, dual pixel PDAF and laser-assisted auto focus.
The Pixel 3 will be powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC with 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB internal storage. At one point it seemed as if Google itself was driving the torrents of leaks to build up hype around its upcoming products. Clearly, we had to take these rumours with a pinch of salt.