Google Pixel 3 line may feature wireless charging

Google Pixel 3 line may feature wireless charging

A Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset will be accompanied by 4GB of RAM, and yesterday's Pixel 3 XL leak confirmed that there will be an option with 128GB of internal storage. The front offers a large display with slim bezels all around and a small chin on the bottom.

The removal of the headphone jack and lack of wireless charging on last year's Google Pixel 2 was a huge opportunity that was missed but this year, Google might significantly improve the features set with the release of the Pixel 3.

If these images are the real deal, what do you think of the upcoming Pixel 3 XL? This means no monochrome, optical zoom, or wide angle shot options for the Pixel 3, but that hasn't stopped Google phones from being some of the best snappers in the past. On the top area of the screen, there is a cut out for what looks like two front-facing cameras and an earpiece. On the Google Pixel and Pixel 2, there was no curve - the break between metal and glass was a flat edge.

Today has been a busy day for Pixel 3 XL leaks, after images of what is likely to be Google's flagship smartphone showed up online this morning. Google will stick with single-lens cameras on the back, according to the report, but these will supposedly support dual-camera-alike Bokeh effects thanks to optimised software.

What we're not seeing on the back, however, is glass - which, from current standards, is required for wireless charging.

Over the past couple of months, there have been various rumors about the successors to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. No Pixel device has ever been compatible with wireless chargers, though Google's Nexus 4 from all the way back in 2012 was compatible with the Qi protocol. Further, there is a USB Type-C port a the bottom of the device and to the left, there's the SIM card tray. The latest images come from XDA Forum and frankly, the device disappoints in terms of design.

The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will roll out in October, Bloomberg claims, and will be a Verizon exclusive in the US. If I'm right in suspecting the Pixel range is as much about influencing other Android smartphone manufacturers as it is about selling handsets, a distinct design language suits Google's goals perfectly.

Tipster OnLeaks revealed on Twitter that Pixel 3 will feature a 5.3-inch screen, while the Pixel 3 XL will come with a bigger 6.2-inch display.

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