Images and videos of the upcoming Pixel 3 devices paint a completely uninteresting picture
High-res renders and a 360-degree video of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced. Going by the images, the Pixel 3 will not feature a notch. However, the larger Pixel 3 XL will opt for one. Both devices appear to sport dual selfie cameras, which is weird considering the fact that the rears of both house just the one sensor. There is a chance, however slim, that the second sensor shown is an ambient light sensor, though.
The Pixel 3 will sport a 5.4-inch 18:9 display, which puts it firmly into compact device territory—good news for lovers of smaller-sized devices. The Pixel 3 XL will opt for a 6.2-inch display, with the notch at the top likely taking the aspect ratio to something in the region of 19:9.
Both devices feature traditional fingerprint sensors at their backs, and also ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack.
Going by what we've seen of the Pixel 3 devices, there isn’t much to be excited about. The design hasn’t seen a major overhaul, and there aren’t any new features. While we’re certain the camera performance will get even better, the Pixel 2 phones are already amazingly shooters, so that’s about par. This feels completely like a half-baked refresh by Google, and with the Galaxy S10 and devices like the LG V40 set to break boundaries, the Pixel 3 doesn’t look particularly impressive.
Of course, to the demographic looking for the smoothest possible flavor of Android—and consistent security patches—the Pixel 3 devices remain a no-brainer.