Leaks are just a fact in 2018 — they’re going to happen to any manufacturer. But I can’t remember the last time someone had it as bad as Google has with the Pixel 3 XL. Just this week, there have been almost non-stop Pixel 3 XL leaks largely thanks to a black market seller.
Since the first leak, though, the biggest complaint I’ve seen is the infamous notch and it’s spurred some crazy conversations over the past few weeks.
Phones leak all the time. But few high-profile devices have leaked as completely as Google’s Pixel 3 XL. Months before being announced, it has had what appear to be nearly feature-complete models floating around the public. These clearly misplaced test devices have shown up in photos and YouTube videos that have given us a thorough look at Google’s next phone.
So far, the smaller Pixel 3 hasn’t been the subject of nearly as many leaks, so info about that device remains somewhat slimmer. But at this point, it’s going to be hard to keep much about Google’s next generation of phones under wraps before their early October announcement.