Pixel 3 XL leaks show Google's new notch and possible wireless charging

Once on the dock users can keep accessing Google Assistant to access all information even when it’s locked

Google to launch Pixel Stand charging dock with Pixel 3

The pictures of the phone, courtesy of XDA-Developers forum member dr.guru, show the phone from the front, back and well, every angle you could really want. Google is expected to release the device in October pitting it against the new iPhone X Plus.

We know that Google is preparing to launch a couple of Pixel 3 phones later this year, and now there are hints that a Pixel Stand charging dock is on the way too. On the front we've got a considerable notch at the top, housing cameras and one of the front-facing speakers, while on the bottom there's a noticeable bezel which and the second front-facing speaker. Though not confirmed, it is believed that the third-generation Pixel phones will sport a wireless charging option.

If you were a fan of the black and white (panda) Google Pixel 2 XL from previous year, it unfortunately doesn't look like Google will be bringing back the design with the Pixel 3 XL. The dock thus converts your smartphone into a kind of Google Home device. The prototype was apparently remotely erased by Google, likely because of unauthorized physical access to the hardware, so we aren't able to get a look at the software of the device.

With the Pixel 3, Google is ditching the famous two-tone black-and-white "panda" color scheme for the device. The fastboot screen does include the codename "crosshatch", though, and it also mentions that the phone has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Just like with the leaked images of the black Pixel 3 XL, it appears as though the back of the handset is made out of glass and the lower two-thirds of the design is covered in a plastic-like material to provide grip.

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