Smaller Google Pixel 3 leaks without a notch, hints at end of Verizon exclusivity

We’ve had no shortage of Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past couple of months, but the smaller, regular version of the phone has done a much better job of staying hidden. It’s finally breaking cover, though, showing off the slimmer design that isn’t using a controversial notch in the display.

These photos popped up on Reddit, confirming both the design of the phone and a few of the specs. There’s really not much left for Google to surprise anyone with, but hey, at least this gives you some time to make up your mind about which phone you want.

From the back the Pixel 3 looks strikingly similar to its predecessors. There’s a two-tone matte/glossy finish again with a single camera module and the signature Google G logo at the bottom of the phone.

Some specs on the device were also confirmed, including a 2915mAh battery, 5.5-inch display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution, a 60hz frame rate for the display. Both the rear and front cameras are 8-megapixel shooters.

We’ve already heard that Google will be using the Snapdragon 845 CPU with 4GB of RAM on this device, and most likely 64GB of storage.

Interestingly, the user on Reddit that uploaded these photos also claims that the device is in testing for other carriers besides Verizon, which seems to very heavily indicate that we’ll be able to buy the phone on some different carriers this year. The previous two models were only available directly through Google or through Verizon, so branching out with a few other networks would likely help the brand’s popularity.

Either way, we’re about a month out from Google’s official announcement. We’ve got a ton of other leaks and rumors for you to read up on in the meantime, though.

source: Reddit


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  • Darcy

    The Pixel 3 is without a doubt the better looking of the 2 new Pixels. At 5.5″ it is technically a phablet which would be good for me, but not too big which I suspect the new XL might be. No notch for Pixel 3 thank goodness! If my Pixel XL which is still going great at the moment was to take a turn for the worse, I might consider a Pixel 3, or an equivalent device with a headphone jack.