Google Pixel 3 XL review – features, pricing, camera and release date details land

This has got to be some sort of record for early reviews, the phone's not even announced yet

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The Google Pixel 3 XL review is live – it's probably not meant to be, but it is. One naughty site has clearly been given the handset early and has apparently accidentally set its review live, revealing everything from camera and screen to battery life and processor with plenty of pictures and a release date too.

The Google Pixel 3 XL review on mobile-review not only shows off the phone from every angle in photos but it also reveals the results of the camera in sample pictures too. As you can probably see, the rumours were right, it's a single lens rear camera with fingerprint sensor on the back. And on the front is that notch screen also leaked plenty so far. Check out the pics for every detail.

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As you can see, the handset itself is pretty similar to the last generation in terms of design, only with that new 6-inch+ notch OLED display added into the mix. The 12MP camera results prove darker than the Huawei P20 Pro, but clarity is rich and the balance of contrast is excellent when you consider this is a single lens snapper.

The chip running the phone is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 but not in its pure form, instead it has been adapted and upgraded specifically for this handset, claims the review. This is backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage, on the base model at least. That should make it powerful enough to support a "new generation of VR due out in 2019 or later", says the leakster. And that's despite having a smaller 3,450 mAh battery than the last generation of handset.

Excitingly the leak also reveals that Google is working on four versions of the new Pixel with at least two due out this October. But there should also be a foldable Pixel soon followed by a more distant 2020 prototype.

The Google Pixel 3 XL should cost from $749, aka about £585. But that will include, the source says, the new Google Pixel Buds which will sell separately for $159, or £123.