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Google skips the notch on smaller Pixel 3

The search giant is expected to launch its next-generation Pixel smartphones dubbed Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The design and specifications of Google Pixel 3 XL have been leaked with a notch cut out on its display.

tech Updated: Aug 31, 2018 15:26 IST
Marcia Sekhose
Marcia Sekhose
Hindustan Times
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Google Pixel 3 leaked with a design similar to the Pixel 2.(Google)

After Apple’s iPhone event on September 12, the next flagship smartphone event to look forward to will be Google’s. The search giant is expected to launch its next-generation Pixel smartphones dubbed Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

The bigger variant of the two, Pixel 3 XL, has been leaked mercilessly with all its design and specifications revealed. The rumour mill has, however, been quiet on the Pixel 3. A Redditor (via 9to5mac) now claims to have his hands on Pixel 3. Live images of the alleged Pixel 3 show a distinct difference from Pixel 3 XL – no notch.

Pixel 3 looks much like its predecessor, Pixel 2, with thin bezels on the top and bottom. The rear panel features the same two-tone colour design with a single rear camera on top and a circular fingerprint sensor. The leak also gives some insight on what’s under the hood. Pixel 3 has a 5.5-inch Full HD+ display, a 2,915mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with Adreno 630 GPU.

An interesting find in this leak is that Pixel 3 will feature a dual-camera setup on the front. Google’s Pixel smartphones are known to have the best cameras despite the lack of a dual-camera setup. The company could take a different turn this year with dual front cameras. The configuration for Pixel 3 front cameras is two 8-megapixel sensors with f/1.8 aperture.

While this is still only a leak and nothing can be confirmed, the absence of notch could be a delight for many users. Google Pixel 3 XL will, however, sport a notch cut out, based on several reports. In comparison, Pixel 3 XL will possibly come with better features in terms of display, battery and cameras.

First Published: Aug 31, 2018 15:26 IST