Google Pixel 3 XL shown in full hands-on video, reportedly has improved haptic feedback

Enrique, 27 September 2018

The Google Pixel 3 XL has already leaked in many ways over the past month or so in various renders and hands-on photos ever since someone got their hands on a few and began selling them illegitimately.

One of those devices is on the loose and made it all the way to Russia where YouTuber Rozetked uploaded a full high-res hands-on video explaining a couple of the differences and improvements that the 3 XL has over the Pixel 2 XL.

Of course, we’ve already known what the darn thing looks like for a while now. However, Rozetked’s video briefly compares the Pixel 3 XL next to the Pixel 2 XL and mentions that the 3 XL has about the same footprint as the 2 XL with a significantly bigger display. He does point out that the new Pixel’s camera protrudes even more, therefore making it rock if you try to use it against a flat surface.

Rozetked does mention a piece of news. The Pixel 3 XL apparently has “a new awesome vibration system” akin to that on Apple’s devices, which Apple calls its Taptic Engine, even going as far as saying that it “may be better” and its feedback is very pleasant. Meanwhile, his initial impressions of the Pixel 3 XL’s camera is that it blows both the Galaxy Note9 and the iPhone XS out of the water despite it having a single camera.

The blogger also speculates about a possible “Ultra” version of the Pixel with a completely bezel-less display. Of course, if there was such a thing, we’ve not seen any concrete evidence of its existence.

Google will make everything official on October 9, when it will hold its Google launch event in New York City.



Reader comments

  • Noel
  • 30 Sep 2018
  • Tfj

A few negatives i see so far that may affect the rumored Pixel 3XL sales 1) The deepest notch i have seen so far...reminds me of the Huge bezels on HTC devices. 2) Not enough battery capacity for such a big footprint..why not a 4000+mAh battery ...

If the Pixel 3 has better haptics than the iPhone XS that means it has better haptics than the Pixel 2, which already had great haptics. I like this.

  • AnonD-632062
  • 28 Sep 2018
  • nCh

That notch is carcinogenic.

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