More photos of the Google Pixel 3 XL prototypes surface

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More photos of the Google Pixel 3 XL prototypes surface

On the front there is indeed a notch at the top of the display, and a pretty tall one at that, with two round camera-like things sitting on either side of the earpiece.

Also shown is the rear of the phone, which shows that Google won't be straying too far from the design first seen on the Pixel 2 XL a year ago, with a single rear camera sensor with what's likely a laser depth sensor and LED flash right next to it. 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.

Google Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 will launch in October 2018, but we are seeing more leaks around the upcoming smartphones ahead of the official reveal.

Coming today to confirm half of that theory are two images depicting a prototype Pixel 3 XL in all its glory, front and back. Google is expected to launch three variants of the Pixel 3 this year, and codenames for the three have been doing the rounds as well. We've got the same single camera and materials, with the only difference being a change in Google's logo.

Volume and power buttons on the right edge.

A word of caution: while this leaked Pixel 3 XL unit seems legitimate, it's still likely just a prototype or engineering sample. The back panel is glossy, rather than the matte one seen on previous generation phones, suggesting a glass back.

There's a USB-C port on the bottom. The codename "crosshatch" is also spotted on the display, lending weight to its legitimacy. And if this is actually an early prototype of the phone, it's possible the final product could end up looking very different.

Both the devices also do not feature a 3.5mm earphone jack, but the Pixel 3 XL also makes an interesting change.

Phone Designer made renders based on these leaks as well, and the renders give us a good look at the front and the back.

We expect Google's next flagship to come with features such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual rear cameras, and 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

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