31/5/18: Just days after we got our first glimpse at Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL, Bloomberg is reporting that the handsets will make their official debut in October.
According to the leaks, the renders are said to be based on CAD files taken from the factory, which means that if it is true, could be the clearest indication of what the phones could look like yet.
Google has received a considerable amount of traction with its smartphones over a couple of years so it won't be surprising to see two more Pixel smartphones this year. Front-facing stereo speakers are also retained, along with a rear-mounted circular fingerprint scanner. The display might also have an 18:9 aspect ratio. In the latest images leaked by OnLeaks, the smartphone does sport a notch design with dual front facing cameras on the larger Google Pixel 3 XL, touted to have a 6.3 or 6.2-inch FHD+ display. The handset also appears to have a bottom bezel that seems to be the same size as the one that's found on the regular Pixel 3. Shutterbugs will be a bit disappointed as the Pixel 3 series will still come with a single rear camera, while others are moving to dual and triple cameras. While we can not confirm the screen resolution or aspect ratio now, the renders suggest the Pixel 3 might have an 18:9 aspect ratio while the bigger Pixel 3 XL might come with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Nearly all of its competitors have a minimum of a dual-camera setup on the back but that doesn't necessarily mean that they're better, right? The right side sports the volume buttons along with an accented lock button, and the bottom features the lone type-C port and a SIM tray. One bad thing about Pixel 2 is it doesn't have a headphone jack whereas Samsung Galaxy S9 does, which is used as a deal breaker for many. It makes Google Pixel 3 look nearly identical to its predecessor in terms of size.
The back of the Pixel 3 carries the same two-tone glass-metal design that we saw on last year's Pixels, however, the corners of the metal portion now have subtle curves which we personally like.
Despite all the improvements and radical design changes Google Pixel 3 may end up disappointing many.