What in god’s name is happening to flagship leaks nowadays. Following the trails of the Note 9 leaks, it seems like unboxing videos of the Pixel 3 XL have been making their way online as well.
We’ve definitely been seeing a ton of mistakes from Samsung when it comes to concealing their secrets. Sure, unoffical leaks do create hype, but when official channels confirm them way before the official launch, that’s where the enthusiasm for these launches takes a dive.
Sure, newbie conspiracy theorists like myself would simply speculate that Samsung’s recent official blunders are done of purpose. However, seeing other brands jumping into the hype just puts a sour taste in my mouth for these launches. Earlier this year, one of Samsung’s official YouTube channels leaked the S9 and S9 Plus. Followed by that, Samsung New Zealand basically leaked the Note 9 in the same fashion. Coincidence? I think not.
Recently, eyebrows are being raised after an unboxing video of the Google Pixel 3 XL landed online. The unboxing video showcasing the entirety of the device along with a host of changes that confirm the legitimacy of the leaks we’ve been seeing for the past month or so.
In the video above, we could clearly see the classic notch Apple popularized late last year with the launch of the iPhone X.
Given how good Google’s software is at taking pictures, it seems like the Pixel 3 XL would continue on Google’s legacy packing a single camera sensor. Given that Samsung isn’t bringing some major camera improvements to the Note 9, it’s likely that Google would follow the same steps and instead opt to optimize the camera algorithm on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Just last week, the Pixel 3 XL appeared on Geekbench. Since Google traditionally unveils their devices in early October, this leak seems to have come out of the blue too early for any enthusiast’s comfort.
Given how harsh the competition between Google, Samsung and Apple is about to intensify through August and October, my tingling sense tells me that this is more than just a lucky leak.