24th August 2018

Pixel 3 XL Leaks

I thought I'd write a little something, just in case you've just emerged from a cave and hadn't seen the Pixel 3 XL leaks that have come from some Russian guy, who is apprently now trying to sell the Pixel 2 XL for around $2,000!

Really there are two things that have caught people's eye from the leaks. The main talking point seems to be the 'notch'...

Pixel 3 XL Notch

Now obviously I'm quite a Google and Pixel fan, but even I have a bit of a hard time justifying the size of that notch! To be fair, in the image on the right, it doesn't look as bad as the one of the left.

Pixel 3 XL Notch

To me, it does look a bit too deep. The notification bar won't even really fill it. It's a shame, as from the back I think it looks really nice!

Pixel 3 XL Notch

Then there's the actual specs. It's said the Pixel 3 XL will only have 4GB of RAM. Again, I would have a much easier time defending this if people like MKBHD hadn't come out and said they were moving of their Pixel 2 XL (which also had 2GB of RAM) as it's getting laggy.

I think I'll still like to try the Pixel 3 XL, but as you'll have seen on YouTube, I've got myself a Note9 for now. We'll likely have to wait until October to know if this is the actual release device.