On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

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For one, the Google Pixel 3 XL images shared by XDA Developers reveal an edge-to-edge display with notch or cut out on top. The info on the screen says the phone packs 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of storage.

The report, which got its information from the usual "people familiar with the matter", claims that - as expected - the larger Pixel 3 XL will feature an nearly edge-to-edge display with a notch at the top.

THE INCOMING Google Pixel 3 XL has been pictured in the wild, confirming that, er, it's not all that exciting.


Other news this week was our posting of a big camera shootout between the Pixel 2 XL, OnePlus 6, and LG G7. Also showing up is that the rear camera sticks out just a little from the rear but Pixel 2 XL owners are used to that. Google Pixel 3 internally bears the codename "Blueline", according to a Droid Life report. If the Pixel 3 XL does have a glass back, then it may come with wireless charging support as well.

Following a few low-quality images that leaked Thursday morning, xda-developers has published a new set of leaked photos that give us a much better look at Google's next-generation flagship phablet, the Pixel 3 XL. So this could possibly be our first physical look at the upcoming Google phone.

There's an EE logo at the back of the phone, too. No Pixel device has ever been compatible with wireless chargers, though Google's Nexus 4 from all the way back in 2012 was compatible with the Qi protocol.


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In the leak, the device is photographed from every angle, so we get to see the usual power and volume buttons, along with a bottom-mounted USB-C-port and a rare bottom-mounted SIM tray. He claims that when he squeezed the phones frame, it vibrated – which clearly indicates the presence of the Active Edge feature. A notched design for Pixel 3 XL does not come as a surprise given Android P, which is the latest operating system includes support for notch.

Perhaps what's most interesting about the Pixel 3 leaks and renders that we've seen so far is how similar the handset looks to the Pixel 2. It could make debut in early 2019 with Snapdragon 710 processor.


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