Google to launch Pixel Stand charging dock with Pixel 3
- Author: Delia Davidson Aug 01, 2018,
Aug 01, 2018, 0:34
As you can see in the images above, the milky color covers the rumored all-glass back of the device as well as its sides. The bootloader page indicates that this is an EVT 1.0 unit (Engineering Validation Test), just like the earlier leak.
Google is expected to unveil its new Pixel smartphones this October.
The Pixel 3 launch is only a few months away, which means the chances for leaks are growing higher. Once you agree to trust the dock, the Pixel Stand will also let you use Google Assistant while the phone is locked. If the rumors about the Google-made Pixel Stand are true, this glass back could be used for wireless charging purposes. The Pixel 3 XL has also reportedly been sighted in the wild in recent days, as a new leak suggests that Google has taken a lot of cues from Apple and its iPhone X for the upcoming phone's design. This houses dual front-facing cameras as well as one of two speakers, with the second placed in the handset's thicker chin.
48MP Sony IMX586 imaging sensor announced, samples ship September
A 0.8 micron pixel size might seem small and less efficient in capturing the entire light information, especially in low light. According to Sony , the sensor will be ready for sampling this September, and it'll cost device makers around $27 per unit.
Glass is often used when wireless charging is in a phone - like the recent iPhones or Samsung devices, for example.
That's about all we can learn about the Pixel 3 XL from these leaked shots.
The code inside that variant gave away that Google is taking a shot at a remote charging dock codenamed "Dreamliner".
The image also confirms other rumours that the Pixel 3 and 3 XL will stick with a single rear camera rather than opting for a dual-lens snapper.
Google and Amazon are in a constant war to try and one-up each other in the smart speaker market, releasing speakers, mini speakers, those devices with screens hat everyone calls speakers, and so on.