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The first details on Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL just leaked

Published May 10th, 2018 1:39PM EDT
Pixel 3 Release Date

Google will unveil its third-generation Pixel series this fall, and the first reliable rumor is already swirling well ahead of when we expect Google to unveil its new Pixel 3 smartphones. However, there’s no word on whether the Pixel 3 phones will come with a notch like the iPhone X. Copying the iPhone X’s design is a major design trend among Android vendors this year, and Google’s Android P will support notches. Furthermore, Google just revealed that Android P will bring iPhone X-like gestures to all Android handsets.

It’s likely Pixel 3 models will feature all-screen designs. After all, Google did say that’s why it killed the 3.5mm headphone jack last year, but it’ll be a while until we see an actual Pixel 3 image leak to know for sure.

Evan Blass just posted details about Google’s Pixel 3 fall event on Twitter. Google will introduce plenty of Pixel-branded hardware during the event, including the Pixel 3, the Pixel 3 XL, second-generation Pixel Buds earphones, and even a Pixel Watch.

Although it might seem like Google has given up on smartwatches, the company has recently rebranded Android Wear to Wear OS, a move that indicates it’s not done trying to come up with alternatives to the popular Apple Watch. 
Given Google’s massive interest in making its own hardware, coming up with a smartwatch of its own is the next logical step in trying to replicate Apple’s hardware efforts.

Google usually holds its Pixel events in early October, with the phones hitting stores a couple of weeks after that. In other words, there’s plenty of time for all the Pixel 3 and Pixel Watch details to leak, now that Blass has opened the floodgates.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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