Google Pixel 3 XL Pink Color Variant Codenamed ‘Sand’; Mint Green Variant Not in Plan?

The Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL may not launch in the interesting 'Sand' and Mint Green color options. However, the White version will have a smidgen of the second color.


The upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone are now increasingly appearing in leaks, renders, videos, and even marketing materials. Apart from the standard but still premium-looking Black as well White color options, rumors recently claimed the Google Pixel 3 XL will also sport a rather whimsical Mint Green and somewhat mystical ‘Sand’ color as well.

A recent and rather visually expressive leak about the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone strongly suggested the flagship Android will come in a brand new Mint color. The leak also suggested another equally interesting ‘Sand’ color for the Pixel 3 XL. Till date, photos, videos and even marketing materials that allegedly leaked online, clearly suggested the smartphone will launch in the traditional yet elegant Black and White color options only.

Now, a person closely related to the development of Google Pixel 3 XL has apparently clarified that the Mint Green and Sand colors do not exist. The person confirmed Google Pixel 3 series mobile phones have two colors options: Black and White. The flagship Android may also launch in light Pink color. But these are the only color options allegedly under development and consideration.

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Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3XL: New Pink Color Variant

A previous teaser splashed an image of what appeared to be one of the upcoming Google Pixel smartphones. The image excited and confused many. Subsequently, Google deepened the mystery by confirming the new Pixel 3 devices will come in more than two color options. Incidentally, the previous generation Pixel 2 smartphones were primarily available in Black and White color options. However, there was a special Panda color with a colored power button as well.

The excitement about the possible existence of a Mint Green and Sand color option probably stemmed from a new ‘Coming Soon’ page teased the handset. The Pink color might have been mistaken for the ‘Sand’ color option.

Interestingly, there is the presence of Mint Green color on the Google Pixel 3 handset. However, it is present only on the power button. In other words, only the power button on the White color version of the Google Pixel 3 smartphones will have the Mint Green color. The power button on the Black color version will not get the color treatment. Hence at this stage, we are back to only two or perhaps three color options for the upcoming Pixel 3 and 3XL.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Specifications, Features

The Google Pixel 3 will probably feature 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. It will probably not sport a notch, but the Pixel 3 XL could. The larger XL variant will probably come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Both devices should have the current generation Qualcomm flagship processor, the octa-core Snapdragon 845 chipset. The SoC would be coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Both phones are rumored to feature a single 12.2MP rear camera and a 3D face recognition at the front. The only differences between the Google Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL would be in the display size, and the battery.

One thing is for certain though. The latest Google Pixel handsets will surely run the latest Android 9 Pie operating system with the gesture-based navigation. Moreover, they will have a high amount of AI-driven optimization. Needless to mention, the camera setup will significantly benefit from Machine Learning Google-exclusive algorithms.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL: Expected Price, Availability

The pricing of the latest Google Pixel branded smartphones isn’t available. However, they could launch as soon as October 9, 2018. Hence, we don’t have to wait too long for details about price and availability. We at MSP Gear will surely update our readers about any new information about these flagship Google smartphones.