Google’s Leaked ‘Pixel 3 XL’ Apparently Found In Back Of Lyft
By Mikelle Leow, 04 Sep 2018
Image via Google
Months ahead of the ‘Google Pixel 3 XL’ launch that’s anticipated to fall on 4 October, fans have already been treated to what seem like accurate, up-close looks at the smartphone, with one of the most recent leaks hailing from a Russian tech blogger.
Now, more images of the notched ‘Pixel’ phone have emerged, thanks to a Lyft driver who apparently found the model in the back of his car after dropping off some passengers.
According to Android news site Android Police, the man—whom the site calls ‘Anonymous Alligator’—presumed it was his own ‘Google Pixel 2’ at first, but realized it was the yet-to-be-released ‘Pixel 3 XL’ after noticing its notch and the Google logo on its back.
The unit, which was accompanied with identification stickers, was shortly returned to its owner.
With the confounding number of “leaks” relating to Google’s ‘Pixel 3 XL’, tech fans are understandably getting suspicious, and question if the recent unboxings and performance tests of the device had simply been marketing stunts.
“This is kinda turning into a sitcom,” tweeted renowned tech reviewer Marques Brownlee.
“Sometimes I think Google is doing all this to troll us,” pondered Twitter user ‘Milanified’, adding that any “normal person” wouldn’t recognize the smartphone and be prompted to report the discovery to an Android news site.
Do you think this unit’s “escape” was deliberate or simply another accident? Have another glimpse at what could be the ‘Google Pixel 3 XL’ in the images below.
October 9th— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) September 3, 2018
Googler walks on stage
"Today we have a surprise!"
"All those leaks from the past 6 months? Fake. Staged. [laugh track] Gotcha! Introducing the bezelless Pixel 3!"
"...jk all the leaks are right"
Walks off stage
A sitcom with some top-notch humor— Yoseph Latif (@yosdef) September 2, 2018
Oh! so many "accidents" 🙄— Vishal (@ordinarygent0) September 2, 2018
This is too much I think it's planned.— مطلق المطيري (@Techtology) September 2, 2018
That’s exactly what I thought. What are the odds of it being left with someone who actually knows what it is.— Amber (@amberawesome22) September 2, 2018
That must be planned. No one would just forget a non released smartphone in a taxi.— Talha (@KrispyCreator) September 2, 2018
Coincidence? I think not.— Umar Haroon (@umarharoon_) September 2, 2018
What if it's all a hoax and the final product turns out to be notchless— Chirayu Bansal (@BansalChirayu) September 2, 2018
[via Android Police, images via various sources]
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