Pixel Stand for Google Pixel 3/3 XL leaks, "confirms" wireless charging

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A Google Lens menu item will be available in the Camera app, as you'll see in the clip at the end of this post.

The Google Pixel 3 XL has been leaked several times over the past few weeks in renders, live images and small videos after some devices were reportedly misplaced and sold by someone.

There's one big asterisk we must mention with the Pixel 3 XL screen though. The new OnePlus phone is expected to feature a waterdrop notch display which will be tinier than the OnePlus 6's.

In addition, according to previous leaks, the Pixel Stand will turn the Pixel 3 or 3 XL into a Smart Display. The hardware likely remains the same, as there are no mobile chips better than the Snapdragon 845 on the market now, and the Chinese vendor is already going all-in on RAM and offering plenty of built-in storage on the OnePlus 6. The Pixel 3 XL will run on a 3,430mAh battery and the Pixel 3 on a 2,915mAh pack. But there's a catch.

For imaging, the device comes with a single rear 12.2-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture, OIS and EIS.

We've still got a week and a half before the Pixel 3 launch event, where we should find out exactly what's going on. External performance of smartphones has always been a mystery and in this respect, the search giant will not be able to surprise fans on upcoming presentation.

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As you'd expect, both the Pixel 3 phones will be preloaded with a stock build of Android 9.0 Pie. The list included Sony Xperia XZ2, Essential Phone, Nokia 7 Plus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, Oppo R15 Pro, Vivo X21 and the upcoming OnePlus 6. If the material is not metal but glass, the Pixel 3 phone will use wireless charging technology.

Pricing isn't really known at this point, but if I have to guess, it should be well above $150 United States dollars.

That's right. Even the pricing has been leaked and it's quite believable as well.

The hands-on video also confirms wireless charging and claims the haptic feedback is improved on the new model. Basically, while they are docked the Pixel phones will display a different UI, one focused on at-a-glance info and easy to hit buttons.

The Pixel 3's box will have a couple of new additions this year. There also seems to be a type - C connector. The Pixel 2 already uses OLED screens, so this is no surprise. While we know what the most prominent feature is in the teaser, it does share more.