Google Pixel 3 XL surfaces in another batch of hands-on images

The Google Pixel 3 XL has once again surfaced in a batch of hands-on images, corroborating everything we’ve heard about the device to date.

Earlier this week, a collection of leaked hands-on images surfaced online showcasing both the front and back of the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL – and now another set has appeared, this time highlighting the device from all angles.

The more observant readers amongst us will likely have noticed the similarities between the background of this latest batch of pictures and the last – it’s identical. And that’s because both sets of images come from the exact same source.

With that in mind, it should come as no surprise to hear (and see) that the unit features a small cut-out at the top of the edge-to-edge screen à la iPhone X – otherwise known as a ‘notch’ – that’s used to house several vital components.

One of those components is the new dual front-facing camera Bloomberg learned about last month. It’s unclear what the second sensor will be used for, however, though some believe it will drive a face-recognition feature to rival Apple’s Face ID.

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This latest batch of pictures also confirms that Google opted for a single-sensor camera setup on the rear, instead of a dual-camera. and stuck to its guns, deciding against reintroducing the 3.5mm headphone jack it scrapped on the Pixel 2.

But the most notable takeaway from this leak is that the Pixel 3 XL has a glass back, and that’s important because it’s one of the requirements for wireless charging – something fans of the Pixel range have been requesting since its inception in 2016.

It’s worth bearing in mind, however, that this design is far from final. Notice how Google’s ‘G’ logo has been replaced with a different emblem on the rear of the unit? Well, that’s reportedly used to indicate that it’s non-final prototype hardware.

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