Google’s Pixel 3 XL could come with Pixel Bud-style headphones

Google Pixel 3 XL images leak again, and this time it’s the real deal (Update: unboxing video)

The unboxing images and video show a heavily notched white Pixel 3 XL with an 8-core Qualcomm processor, which could be a Snapdragon 845.

This morning it would appear that one Russian citizen received a Google Pixel 3 XL in the mail.

Thanks to a blogger from the Ukraine on Telegram, we now have photos of a pre-release Pixel 3 XL in packaging - and wired USB-C Pixel Buds.

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. This will be the first time that Google will bundle earphones with its Pixel handsets. Now, due to numerous leaks, we have a solid idea of what the device will look like. Several images of a Pixel 3 XL production unit have just emerged and they offer us the closest look at Google's upcoming flagship. A resolution of 1440x2960 with a pixel density of 494 is also stated, and there's further confirmation that the device will have just 4GB of RAM. It also adopts a taller aspect ratio in a design that echoes the iPhone X.

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Interestingly, the back of the device only has a single camera - the rear dual-camera hardware you'd expect to see in a modern smartphone has been moved to the front of the device instead. This appears to be a "clearly white" color variant, and from these images, the two-tone back switches between a smooth and glossy finish.

The back of the Pixel 3 XL is similar to the back of the Pixel 2 XL.

As expected, Google has jumped on Apple's notch bandwagon for its latest phone, allowing it to mostly eliminate the bezel at the top of the screen while retaining a "chin" at the bottom.

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