Verizon To Be Exclusive Carrier For Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL

Verizon is said to be the exclusive carrier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google's upcoming phones which are supposed to be replacements for the currently-available Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. What's more is that Google is supposedly shooting for an October launch for both phones, which contradicts the rumor that Google is looking to launch the Pixel 3 series devices sometime in August or September of this year. While an early launch would have been something that device owners likely would have been happy to have, an announcement in early October followed soon after by the ability to pre-order the devices would make more sense and match up with Google's plans from previous years.

If the U.S.' largest wireless carrier will once again be the exclusive carrier for Google's handsets this would be the third time that it falls into that category for the Pixel series devices as it was the exclusive carrier for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and for the original Pixel devices back in 2016. It's also worth noting that each iteration of the Pixel devices have been sold unlocked straight from Google and through Project Fi, so Verizon being the exclusive carrier where you can physically buy the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL does not mean it will be the carrier you need to have to use either phone.

Aside from the carrier and launch date details references to one of the phones having a nearly edge to edge screen are once again popping up. It's been rumored once more that the Pixel 3 XL will have a notch at the top and that it will feature some really slim bezels, while the notch is supposed to taller yet not as wide as the notch on the iPhone X. The notch will also supposedly be the location housing dual camera sensors on the front, though it isn't mentioned explicitly that the smaller Pixel 3 won't have two cameras on the front as well. Both will however apparently come with a single rear-facing camera if the rumors are to be believed, which would be different from past rumors that Google would finally make the jump to a dual camera system for its smartphones.

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