There's clearly a notch cutout at the top of the display, according to a pair of photos posted to XDA Developers. For some the notch is bad news, but it's a plus if you want a bigger all-screen display from the Pixel 3 XL – the bezels around the Pixel 2 XL and Pixel 2 were certainly larger.
It's all in an effort to cram in an extra half-inch of screen space, while keeping the top speaker and front-facing camera in place.
There's enough space at the top for two front-facing cameras, as previously rumored, although we can't make out where the Pixel 3 XL puts its bottom front-facing speakers, a feature we liked on last year's phone.
Curiously, previous leaks for the normal-sized Pixel 3 show a phone with no notch whatsoever, and there may be a cheap Pixel 3 in the works with a similar look, too.
Said to be a prototype
This appears to be the first leaked photo of a Pixel 3 XL; however, we've seen what may be the phone's front glass before, and it showed a very similar notch.
It should be noted that this new leak does state it's a prototype phone, and the specs splashed across the screen may be far from final.
The purported Google Pixel 3 XL prototype has just 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The back shows a design and a single lens, both matching the Pixel 2 XL.
Google is expected to launch the Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, and maybe a cheap Pixel 3 later this year, likely in October – we're sure more notch-filled leaks will emerge between now and then.
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