Today is Samsung’s big day, as Galaxy Note 9 was made available only for pre-ordering from all US airlines. But a temporary video took place on YouTube on Friday, giving us an extensive hands-on preview of Pixel 3 XL, which happens to be a 9-rival, and one of the only other expected phones that will be released in the second half of 2018.  The video is almost four minutes long and it has a Pixel 3 XL device that actually works and is turned on. This is the first time we have seen a video area showing a working Pixel 3 XL, and the timing could not get worse for Samsung.
The video is from the same Ukrainian blogger who posted unboxing pictures a few days ago, but this clip focuses on the phone. We can clearly see that this is a Pixel 3 XL device because the design fits perfectly with previous leaks. A large hack that holds at least two cameras dominates the top of the phone and there is a chin on the bottom. At the back we have a camera with a lens, and the phone has only one port, USB-C connector.
The video also contains several specifications, including 6.7-inch screen with 2960 x 1
440 screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB memory, 12.2 megapixel camera, three (!?) 8.1 megapixel forward facing cameras and a 3,430 mAh battery.
It is unclear why the AnTuTu benchmark shown on the video lists three front cameras. We know that the phone will have two lenses, which can be used for iPhone X-like face recognition. But, if there is no mistake from AnTuTu, where is the third camera?
Android 9.0 Pie is preinstalled, of course, and we can easily discover the new navigation gestures Google will introduce. It also seems that the phone will always be on screen, which makes sense because we have seen such features on other Android phones with OLED screens.
Why are Pixel 3 XL units out in nature right now? We have no idea. The Pixel 3 Series should be presented on October 4th, according to a new leak, so we have plenty of time to go until then. Meanwhile, check out the entire clip below.