Google Pixel 3 looks set to come with a handy feature that first appeared on the Pixel 2

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are expected to be announced on October 9.

That is because the tech firm has pencilled in a hardware event on that date that looks set to lift the lid on its next Android smartphone.

Keeping with Pixel tradition, the Google Pixel 3 is expected to arrive in a smaller and larger model.

The regular Pixel 3 is presumed to come with a 5.5-inch display while the Pixel 3 XL is anticipated to come with a panel over 6-inches.

But ahead of the hardware’s grand unveiling both variants appear to have been plagued by a score of leaks.

Alleged images of both Pixel units have emerged online showcasing the potential design of the new products.

Pixel 3 XL appears to have been hit by the greatest number of outings with video being posted online of supposed units being used.


The larger Android flagship was shown sporting an all-screen design with a notch.

The claimed Pixel 3 XL phone was also displayed running Android 9 Pie, boasting a single rear camera sensor and a signature Pixel design melding glass with brushed aluminium.

Pixel 3 XL has also been shown charging on a wireless pad, suggesting this highly-requested feature will arrive on the product line when it is announced next week.

And ahead of its October 9 hardware showcase, Google has offered a number of tantalising glimpses into the functionality Pixel 3 will bring to the table.

The tech giant has set up two teaser web pages that hint at the forthcoming Android smartphone’s features.

The first simply presents the number “3” and insists news about the product will arrive on October 9.

However Google Japan’s site appears to hint at colours the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL may arrive in.

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An outline of the device is seemingly portrayed on the page and changes colour if the user clicks on the Google logo present.

White, black and green colours are showcased.

But now Google Japan has released a YouTube video that seems to show functionality from the Pixel 2 will return on the Pixel 3.

The 40-second clip shows a number of objects and humans being squeezed and the end of the video appears to show an outline of the forthcoming Pixel 3 being pressured to activate certain functions.

The Google Pixel 2 introduced a feature dubbed “Active Edge” that allowed the Google Assistant to be summoned by applying force on the sides of the flagship.

And it appears such a tool is set to arrive on the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Although Google’s official tease does not reveal many details about the forthcoming phone, Android fans will not have to wait long to see what the tech firm has in store. will be covering Google’s hardware event on October 9 live.

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