The Latest Google Pixel 3 Leak Came From The Back of a Lyft
In a truly global smartphone market, unreleased devices leak all the time. It’s become almost impossible for Apple, Samsung, and other major handset manufacturers to keep designs, specifications, and features of their latest flagship secret before their official launch. The same can be said for Google, which has seen its upcoming Pixel 3 launch beset by a number of leaks -Google may not be very happy, but an unfortunate employee of the company has forgotten a Pixel 3 XL in a Lyft car. and the driver did take the opportunity to take some pictures of the phone.
Android Police was sent images of the Pixel 3 XL by the driver of said Lyft vehicle, who discovered the device after dropping off passengers minutes earlier. The driver, already a Pixel 2 XL owner, recognized the next-generation handset — thanks to its prominent notch — and snapped a handful of photos before handing it back to its forgetful owner.
Forgotten in a Lyft, it seems, is the new left in a bar
Earlier leaks have pointed to the Pixel 3 offering a 5.5-inch display with a 2160×1080 resolution and a 2:1 aspect ratio. It’ll also likely host a 2,915mAh battery and two 8-megapixel front-facing cameras — one of which will flick between f/1.8 and f/2.2 apertures. The Pixel 3 XL, on the other hand, is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with 4GB of RAM.
According to Bloomberg, both devices will be unveiled at Google’s launch event on October 9th, in New York City. There just won’t be much left to confirm.
Some forget their pre-production phone in a bar, others prefer to leave it in the back of a Lyft. In both cases, the result is exactly the same: the camera is irremediably headlining and under the spotlight. This time, it’s a Pixel 3 XL that was left behind a Lyft car late last week.
The Phone has been Returned to the Owner
The phone was locked at the time and the Lyft driver was unable to unlock it. In absolute terms, it is not a big deal since we know that the phone will be delivered in Android 9.0 Pie and so with all the new features provided by this version.