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'Pixel 3 XL screen protector' leak may indicate the size that notch is going to be

The Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a large screen - with a notch to match. (Source: Android Authority)
The Pixel 3 XL is expected to have a large screen - with a notch to match. (Source: Android Authority)
The Pixel 3 XL is likely to include that most divisive of features: the notch. A new leak, containing a screen protector described as fitting the upcoming Google phone, may give an idea of its extent in real life. This leak also suggests that, otherwise, the Pixel 3 XL's front panel is not much different to that of the 2 XL.

The launch of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL's successors is just days away now. Then again, a deluge of highly detailed leaks, rumors and renders may help us brace for a Google-brand device with a pronounced version of the most 2018 smartphone feature ever: the notch.

Images containing a phone that may be the Pixel 3 XL often show a notch that could be said to take a disproportional, partial chunk out of the top of the display. This may be because it has to house one of a pair of front-firing speakers. Nevertheless, it is hard to find a page online with a positive perspective on the '3 XL' and its appearance.

A new leak has come in the form of a YouTube video. It shows a tempered glass screen protector (TGSP) that could well conform to a display with the purported Pixel 3 XL notch. The vlogger who posted the video (Tech Rumor Report) did not mention where they got this product, although it does clearly say 'Google Pixel 3 XL Black' on a label stuck to its packaging. The protector has a border clearly showing the notch, with cutouts for the speaker, as well as for the dual selfie shooter also thought to be included in the third-generation Pixel design.

The screen protector's 'notch' does admittedly give the impression of being a bit colossal in the video. However, when measured with a tape, it was shown to be about 1 inch long and about 0.3 inches in depth. The bottom bezel approximately balances it out with a similar depth. When seen alone, the 'Pixel 3 XL' display protector appears unmanageably large. However, the vlogger was nearly able to super-impose it onto the screen of a Pixel 2 XL. In any case, we will soon see how the real-life Pixel 3 XL compares with this phone in our full review.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-10- 7 (Update: 2018-10- 8)