Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Rumored specs, features, leaks, price, October 9 announce date

CNET | 10/8/2018 | Lynn La,
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Tomorrow is the big day -- and to say the cat is out of the bag would be an understatement. Over the weekend, with just days to go before Google's Oct. 9 event in New York City, Engadget posted a full unboxing video showing what appears to be the real deal: The forthcoming Pixel 3 XL, in all of its leaked glory.

We expect to get the official announcement tomorrow. But the torrential flood of leaks -- like, so many leaks that we're starting to wonder if they were intentional -- has already formed a remarkably vivid picture of what we can expect. In addition to adding a few new details to our picture of the Pixel 3 XL -- a 6.3-inch display, 128GB of storage and bundled USB-C headphones -- the Engadget video corroborates much of what we'd seen before.

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And we'd already seen a lot before -- including a full-fledged multimedia showcase posted by Russian bloggers earlier this year and a prototype Pixel 3 XL found in the backseat of a Lyft a few weeks back. Last week Google slyly acknowledged the massive rumor mill with a series of teaser illustrations.

Watch this: Were all the Pixel leaks planted?


If even half of the rumors are true, Google will be hard-pressed to conjure much surprise at the phone's official introduction. But there may be other opportunities. The latest version of its Android operating system, known as Android Pie, has compelling new features -- such as multiplayer AR and enhancements to its already-superior voice assistant -- that will likely be integrated in the Pixel 3. (Apple has showed off its own multiplayer AR at the iPhone XS launch and brought Siri a much-needed makeover with iOS 12.) And the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may be more different from...
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