According to a new report, an internal strife over at Google is to blame for such intensive Pixel 3 XL leaks. This information actually comes from Eldar Murtazin, one of the first people who shared a detailed preview of the Google Pixel 3 XL. Mr. Murtazin claims that there are plenty of conflicts inside of Google following the arrival of HTC's designers, as their arrival led to a number of new ideas… and also conflicts, allegedly.
According to the source, Google is actually developing seven different smartphones, two of which are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The third smartphone that the source mentioned is a foldable gadget that will not see the light of day before 2020, and the remaining four devices are actually Google's fourth-gen Pixel smartphones. That doesn't mean that Google will introduce four Pixel devices next year, only that they have four prototypes in development, in case you were wondering. In addition to all this, Mr. Murtazin also shared some info regarding features that Google is testing for fourth-gen Pixel smartphones. The first feature that Google is testing is face unlocking, probably IR-based. In addition to that, Google is allegedly testing dual camera setup, and advanced VR support. And last, but not least, a new Qualcomm chipset with a custom GPU is allegedly also in testing.
Now, this internal rift at Google is, reportedly, a reason why some employees decided to leak the Pixel 3 XL in order to cause a reaction for the device two months before it is expected to arrive. Some of Google's employees allegedly want the company to speed up the development of the fourth-gen Pixel devices, as they don't feel the Pixel 3 XL is up to par, at least that's what we're getting from the source's report. In any case, the Pixel 3 XL leaked so heavily thus far, that pretty much everything is known about the device, ranging from its specs and design, all the way to its features and camera samples.