On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

On a limb: Google may be testing wireless charging for Pixel 3

We already know that "crosshatch" is the Google Pixel 3 XL from the earlier leak, so we're assuming that "blueline" is the smaller Google Pixel 3. It looks like the Pixel 3 XL will have the notched display, which was speculated considering Android P has support for the same.

For one, the Google Pixel 3 XL images shared by XDA Developers reveal an edge-to-edge display with notch or cut out on top. Google will stick with single-lens cameras on the back, according to the report, but these will supposedly support dual-camera-alike Bokeh effects thanks to optimised software. This is the next Google Pixel XL, also known as the Google Pixel 3 ... XL. Additionally, you can see the power button and volume rocker that are in an nearly identical position as last year's and confirmation that Google will; unsurprisingly not be bringing back the headphone jack. Last year's Google Pixel 2 received plenty of acclaim, even if they ...

What we're not seeing on the back, however, is glass - which, from current standards, is required for wireless charging. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset will be accompanied by 4GB of RAM, and yesterday's Pixel 3 XL leak confirmed that there will be an option with 128GB of internal storage. Around front, we can see that Google unsurprisingly copied Apple's iPhone X design with a big notch at the top of the display. It's unlikely the notch and front chin will disappear this year but wireless charging could still be possible. This means no monochrome, optical zoom, or wide angle shot options for the Pixel 3, but that hasn't stopped Google phones from being some of the best snappers in the past.

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Going back to what meraz9000 said about the Pixel 3 prototype, the back is actually made of glass. No Pixel device has ever been compatible with wireless chargers, though Google's Nexus 4 from all the way back in 2012 was compatible with the Qi protocol.

The only other new information we've seen is that the SIM tray is now located on the bottom of the phone next to the USB-C port (it was on the left on the Pixel 2/2 XL). The phone will not have an edge-to-edge screen or notch.

Perhaps what's most interesting about the Pixel 3 leaks and renders that we've seen so far is how similar the handset looks to the Pixel 2.

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