The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL are rumored to be built by Foxconn, meaning that Google will essentially be cutting out the middle man so to speak in terms of a brand partner, something which it has had for every other phone it has ever produced. The two upcoming phones are said to be based on the Snapdragon 845 processor which would put the phones on par with most other high-end smartphones that have been announced or launched so far this year.
The rumor adds that Google is currently working on two phones for the Pixel 3 lineup and that one of those will come with new display technology. There are no specifics as to what that new technology may be, but that could be referencing the notch design that is rumored to come on the Pixel 3 XL, and that would line up with those previous rumors as well as with the recently-leaked screen protectors for both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that surfaced earlier this week. Though Foxconn will reportedly handle the manufacturing of the handsets, Google itself would be handling all of the development and design and Foxconn would be working off of those designs to bring something to market for Google.
Google did acquire a handful of talent from HTC and it's likely that much of if not all of that talent will be working on the design and development of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in-house. The Google Pixel 3 XL is said to be referred to as the Google GB1, featuring not just new display tech but also new camera hardware and new sensors. The Pixel 3, said to be referred to as the Google GC1, may have a more traditional design. In addition to having the phones built by Foxconn Google is also rumored to be shooting for a launch target of sometime in August or September of this year. With the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as well as the Pixel and Pixel XL, Google announced the phones in the beginning of October and launched them soon after, which means Google may end up launching the phones early.