Photos uncover how a Google Pixel 3 XL’s nick compares to a Pixel 2 XL

The whole Google Pixel 3 trickle story began with shade protectors. In May, a span leaked out — usually purported to be for Google’s subsequent phones during a time — and we got a initial demeanour during a incomparable device’s revengeful notch. Now, someone managed to get their hands on some shade protectors for a as-yet-unreleased device, and suspicion to uncover us how they review to a Pixel 2.


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The nick has been a core of geek discuss about this phone — with opinions on it trimming all a approach from “it’s not a large deal” to, well, hilariously negative Steve Carell gifs. But possibly or not we caring about it, we can’t assistance though notice it, and it’s unequivocally a depart from final year’s XL smartphone.

That’s because one Reddit user ordered a Google Pixel 3 XL shade guardian from China. In a array of photos, this chairman has laid a guardian on tip of their “panda” Pixel 2 XL to give us a improved thought of how a build of this year’s Google flagship compares to that of final year.

I consider a many engaging thing about these photos is indeed a ways final year’s device is so similar. Take a look:

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For one, these photos give us a genuine clarity of scale. The earthy physique of a Google Pixel 3 XL is clearly unequivocally tighten to that of a stream model. Other aspects, like a chain of a bottom front-firing orator and a distance of a bottom bezel, are also unequivocally familiar.

Obviously, one thing that’s not a same is a tip bezel. Rather than a full-width tip bezel from a Pixel 2 XL (sticking around on a Pixel 3, by a way), a Google Pixel 3 XL has a arrangement cutout that lets a arrangement go all a approach to a corners on both sides. The camera(s) and orator have been changed to a middle, obviously, to accomodate a new design.

The categorical thing these photos assistance us daydream is is that a nick fundamentally serves to yield dedicated shade genuine estate for a presentation and standing icons and clock, and so meditative about it in that sense, we’re not unequivocally losing anything compared to a Pixel 2 XL. Obviously it’s not a outrageous step brazen to bezel-less goodness, though it’s also not unequivocally a step backward, either.

What do we think? Is a Pixel 3 XL too most of a step laterally to clear an upgrade?

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