Pixel 3 may have wireless charging and Active Edge may return


As also seen previously, the device will sport two selfie cameras at the top, and a front-facing speaker grille at the bottom.

We are still some time away from an official announcement, but we're gradually building up a picture of what the Google Pixel 3 will be like.

We expect Google's next flagship to come with features such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, dual rear cameras, and 6GB or 8GB of RAM.

The XDA user also confirmed that the Pixel 3 XL will have a glass backside, suggesting it might offer support for wireless charging - albeit not the case for the OnePlus 6 or Moto Z3 Play. It's not the same "G" logo that appears on all of Google's Pixel phones, but as 9to5Google notes, this logo has appeared on other Pixel prototypes, which makes these images seem even more legit. These photos show the Pixel 3 XL sporting a notch display housing two front camera sensors. Perhaps most surprising is that there is a single camera sensor on the rear, which could mean that Google will once again be sticking to its guns, and will rely on software over hardware for its camera needs. Called "Active Edge" on the Google Pixel 2, the feature lets you squeeze the frame of the device to launch Google Assistant and silence alarms, timers, notifications, and incoming calls. It's too early to expect this team to have put an entirely new look into action. Consumers know they're getting the Google experience, and that's a powerful message in today's market.

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Without doubt, the thing most will point to here is that notch, something that has been a polarizing point ever since the iPhone X launched late a year ago and has continued to divide people even as just about every Android phone maker has followed suit.

Right now the Pixel 3 looks it could basically just be a Pixel 2S, and there's nothing wrong with that. Google is also said to be working on a third mid-segment Pixel smartphone, which is codenamed "Bonito".

Left: Google Pixel 3 XL prototype on bootloader screen showing "crosshatch" codename. There have been quite a few notable ...