Google Pixel 3 leaks in first hands-on photos, 5.5-inch display confirmed

Apple and Google haven’t launched any hardware at the ongoing IFA 2018 expo, but the two tech giants have thoroughly stolen the show from those in Berlin. After a big Apple announcement and a big leak, Google’s Pixel 3 smartphone has apparently appeared in hands-on photos for the first time.

A Reddit poster has published three images appearing to show the Pixel 3 ahead of the expected launch on October 9. While we’ve seen plenty of the larger Pixel 3 XL phone in the last few weeks, this appears to be the first decent look at the standard-sized edition beyond renders.

As with its larger sibling, there’s no display notch. On the contrary, the top and bottom bezels appear to be a little thicker than those we’ve seen within Pixel 3 XL leaks. You can see the images (via Android Central) above.

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Helpfully, the images are also accompanied by screenshots seemingly confirming many of the rumoured specs, including the 5.5-inch display. The screenshots promise a 2160 x 1080 resolution with a 440dpi pixel density. The aspect radio is 2:1 (or 18:9 whichever way you want to frame it), while the display will also support HDR content.

It appears the battery will be a relatively small 2,915mAh cell, while the dual camera will offer 8-megapixel sensors, as has been rumoured in the larger Pixel 3XL. We’re also expecting the devices to have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processors, accompanied by 4GB of RAM.

The Google Pixel 3 range is expected to launch on October 9, a little later than Google’s usual October 4 unveiling. The devices will arrive running the brand new Android 9 Pie operating system.

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