New images of the Pixel 3 XL have appeared on XDA Forums, courtesy of member dr.guru, and this time, they show off an all-white color scheme for Google’s larger Android smartphone. They also seemingly confirm the deep notch revealed in the first set of Pixel 3 XL leaks in June.
The new white model leaked by dr.guru seems to be almost identical to the black version that leaked earlier. There’s the same prototype logo on the back instead of Google’s usual “G” and with the same notch, chin, stereo speakers, single rear camera, and dual-front facing lenses. The two-tone black-and-white color scheme from last year’s model has been replaced with a totally white back, similar to the original Pixel XL.
According to dr.guru, the phone seems to be about the same size as last year’s Pixel 2 XL, which would imply that Google is taking advantage of the newly notched design to increase screen surface area without making the physical phone dramatically bigger. In a later post in the thread, dr.guru also confirmed that the Pixel 3 XL prototype does feature a glass back, and the split glossy / matte style that has become an iconic part of the Pixel lineup’s design is still preserved under a single sheet of glass (presumably to facilitate wireless charging).
The similarities between the June leak and these latest images mean it’s starting to look likely that this is the Pixel 3 XL’s design (for better or for worse), even if Google does tweak a few things on the design between now and the fall, but we’ll likely have to wait until October to find out for sure.