The Google Pixel devices are one of the most well-known devices among Android fans and with those who used or seen any previous Nexus devices before. Recently, we have seen the front tempered glass protectors for the new Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL devices leak out and float around on the internet.
They are most well-known for their smooth, fluid and stock Android experience that offers one of the best optimised User Interfaces as well as the most up-to-date software enhancements and improvements that you can get on an Android flagship today.
As you can see, there will be a few changes here and there – if these actually turn out to be the real deal – and that’s a big IF, since Google still has plenty time to finalise the design for the new flagships that are expected to launch sometime in October/November.
If all of this turns out to be true, the smaller Pixel 3 will have a design very close to last year’s Pixel 2 XL, while the larger Pixel 3 would follow the trend and take on the notch – and have a design something similar to the Huawei P20 Pro, LG G7.
In terms of specs – and before we get to the great visual stuff, here are everything that the Pixel 3 will very likely sport: Display for Pixel 3 is likely in the 5.7-5.9″ range while for Pixel 3XL it should be in the 5.9-6.2″ ranges, Snapdragon 845 chipset with 4/6GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB storage variants, IP67-68 water and dust resistance certificate, Wireless Charge, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and very much everything else that you can find in other Snapdragon 845 supported devices today. Keep in mind that none of these specifications are confirmed at the time of writing this article, so take all of it with a pinch of salt – though we can almost be sure that it will sport a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
Yesterday, when I found the leaked tempered glass screen protector, I couldn’t imagine how an actual device may end-up looking like, and I also really disliked the new design with the huge chin on the bottom (for the Pixel 3 XL). As a Pixel 2 XL owner and a ‘notch’ ‘hater’, I was just amazed how Google can mess things up by following the new trends.
That’s why I decided to try and re-create how the Pixel 3/XL could end up looking like among other 2018 flagship devices. My image editing skills aren’t the best – I think I’ll leave it for the real pro editors out there, so please read the notice down below.
NOTE: The images shown below are for visual presentation/references only and are no way based on correct measurements or any other data than the leaked front glass panels. It is no way accurate or correct – it only offers a glimpse for us to take a look and perhaps try and evaluate, compare it among other devices on the market today.
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As you can see on the image above, I have simply just used my image editing skills to try and understand how the final Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL could end up looking like. I am not the best at it, but I think it gets the job done in providing a great visual representation of the front design. (The Pixel 3’s aspect ratio of the UI isn’t correct – keep in mind)
Looking at the image, I personally like the design much more than by judging the recently leaked glass panels. I can now understand that it’s necessary to have the bottom chin to still have the front facing stereo speakers and house all of the internal components that would power and be featured on the Pixel 3/XL.
I think it’s worth mentioning that the front view doesn’t offer the most realistic angles as we’ve seen when the Galaxy S9 renders started popping up – so keep in mind that the main body isn’t shown on here that could add a few extra millimetres to the body’s width.
Especially when compared to the Huawei P20 Pro, you’ll see that the two devices look extremely similar – except the notch on the Pixel 3 XL, which is understandably larger due to the extra sensor.
In terms of looks, the Pixel 3 XL looks identical to the P20 Pro, except of course the notch and the bottom chin. The chin houses the fingerprint sensor on the P20 Pro, while the Pixel has the stereo speaker.
Compared to the P20 Pro and the LG G7, we can see that the notch on the LG should be close in terms of width, but the bottom chin is smaller on the G7 compared to the P20 Pro or the Pixel 3 XL.
Pixel 3 XL compared to the new OnePlus 6 and the iPhone X – we can see that the notch on the Pixel 3 XL is about 2/3 of the iPhone X’s. The OnePlus seems to have both a smaller notch and a smaller chin on the bottom – while of course the iPhone does not have any chin whatsoever.
Comparing it to the Galaxy S9 is nothing new. Samsung does not have any notches and it’s proud of it – as we’ve seen in Samsung’s latest marketing campaign. It does however has a chin on both the top/bottom of the device, which reminds us to the Pixel 2 XL and the new Pixel 3.
Speaking of Pixel 2 XL, here’s yet another comparison side-by-side next to each other.
And the final image showing the Pixel 3/XL devices next to the Pixel 2 XL.
What are your thoughts about the design, now that you hopefully had a great visual experience (even if not an accurate one)? Let us know in the comments down below!