It’s become common practice for the rumor mills to start churning out rumors for the next flagship as soon as a current-gen flagship is launched, and we’ve been hearing a lot about the Pixel 3 and what it’ll bring, almost since the day the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched.
Since we’ve got at least a good five months before the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are launched, any alleged leaks for the pair that do take place are unlikely to provide concrete details for the pair.
We saw one such report last week that claimed a notch-free design for the smartphones. The screenshots came after some reports suggested Google’s inclusion of the cutout support in Android P Beta.
Now, we’ve got another alleged leak today that claims to provide support for a display notch on the Pixel 3 XL. Two screen protectors that allegedly belong to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have surfaced, with disconcerting claims if you’re not a ‘notch’ fan.
Given that we’ve got no prior information to verify these images, it’s advised that you take them with a copious amount of salt. That being said, the second image displays a rather unorthodox design for the Google Pixel 3 XL.
Not only is the smartphone suggested to house a display notch (smaller than what you’d expect), it also appears to feature a rather thin design that doesn’t look ergonomically suitable.
Additionally, it’s unlikely for screen protector manufacturers to start production this early on for a smartphone that isn’t due for a good five months. Therefore, either these images belong to another device or they represent prototypes.