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Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL price, photos and other details leaked ahead of launch

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are turning out to be the most leaked flagship smartphones ever, and that includes the iPhone X that was leaked ahead of its launch last year. There is no surprise element left for the phone ahead of the official release next week.

Continuing the streak of leaking information, Jon Prosser of YouTube channel Front Page Tech just tweeted out photos of what appears to be promotional and pricing information from UK carrier EE.

The photos reveal some of the pricing models UK buyers will be able to choose from, as well as some more details on the devices and Google’s Home products.

There’s absolutely no doubt that these photos are authentic and they also include some of the deals UK consumers can expect, including, strangely a free 6-month Apple Music deal as well as BT Sport tie-ins. They’re standard EE tropes, but we do see even more photos of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, complete with that massive notch.

This is just the latest in a long line of leaked info relating to the Google devices that are still some days away from being officially announced. It’s not clear at the moment, what went wrong with this year’s phones with regards to their security, but it’s been a free-for-all as far as unofficial leaks are concerned. Users have known what the phones will look like for weeks now, and while that notch was a surprise at first, it’s likely we will have all come to terms with it by the time the phones are actually announced.

Other details we already know about the Pixel 3, include it using specs like its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64 and 128GB storage options. Both will be launching with Android 9 Pie, better cameras, pack wireless charging and more.

Previous leaks included, revealing the device’s entire collection of live wallpapers in both image form and the Pixel 3 Wallpapers app ahead of the official release on October 9.

Previous leaks had also shown the screenshots of these wallpapers. However, these wallpapers have now been released by MySmartPrice in full resolution PNG files as well as the full-fledged Wallpapers app APK for download.

The animated “live” wallpapers also transform dynamically as the device is tilted when unlocking the phone or playing music even. Some also progressively shift as the day passes to match the time depending on the reaction to various stimuli.

The new series of wallpapers is highly reminiscent of last year’s collection in 2017, but it has an addition of more landscape beauties like the majestic city of Schwyz, the Zion National Park from a Bird’s Eye view, the white sands of the Sonoran Desert and Switzerland. The Marvelous Marble that is the Earth rotating with access to the phone’s location is present yet again, but now instead of Planet Red, there is an additional New Horizons wallpaper that brings us the revolving Pluto.

Unlike the previous Pixel 2 series, the new Google Pixel 3 smartphones will be coming with City Silhouette wallpapers. They will be featuring New York City and San Francisco in 3D monochromatic fashion. Throughout the day the city is well-lit, while during the course of the night, it is pitch dark, bringing an even more hyper-realistic and immersive feeling if you happen to reside in these cities, or even just in their time zones.