Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

Almost half-way through the year, we're basically left waiting for only two more premium smartphones: Apple's new iPhones and, of course, Google's third-generartion Pixel phones.

According to the person who leaked the Pixel 3 XL images, he activated Active Edge on the smartphone.

Tipster OnLeaks had previously revealed that the Pixel 3 will feature a 5.3-inch screen, while the Pixel 3 XL will house a bigger 6.2-inch display.

Wireless charging, Active Edge reportedly heading to the Google Pixel 3

This new leak from XDA Developers also reveals that the Pixel 3 will come with Active Edge support something that we have already seen on Pixel 2. What we did like for was front-facing stereo speakers along with two front-facing cameras. While Google's earlier Nexus devices had wireless charging built in, it's been missing from the more recent Pixel phones. The prototype referenced in the article is codenamed "crosshatch" and there is also the possibility that the phone may have wireless charging.

Interestingly, the Pixel 3 XL will seemingly continue to feature a single-lens camera at its rear, with Google going for a dual-camera setup at the front. The Active Edge feature works similar to that of the HTC's squeeze gesture found is HTC U11 and U11+. It is a squeeze gesture in Pixel 2 which lets users open Google Assistant, snooze alarm, and also silent incoming calls just by squeezing the sides of the phone.

XDA Developers then looked at the latest Android P developer preview and noticed that the "WakeMode" class within the SystemUIGoogle APK was modified. The other two are listed with codenames - crosshatch and blueline which are reportedly for Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 respectively. Even though the evidence seemingly corroborates Active Edge's second appearance, this is all based on an engineering prototype and incomplete software. But the Pixel 3 might not come with a notch like the XL variant.

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