[Rumor] The Google Pixel 3 XL leaks could be an elaborate charade by Google

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The YouTube channel believes the phone Google will announce on October 9th is not the phone we’ve been seeing.

We’ve covered a few of the Google Pixel 3 XL leaks in the past but we don’t cover every leak and rumor out there. This particular rumor is interesting though and we thought we’d talk a little bit about it. The YouTube channel “front page tech” posted a video claiming Google requested to use some of their video clips.

What struck the channel odd is they’ve never said anything flattering about the Google Pixel 3 XL. Most all of their coverage is negative and berates the phone’s notch and other design features. The channel also revealed that Google also reached out to other YouTubers with similar videos and has been harvesting video clips.

Google Pixel 3 XL
Many have made fun of this giant notch. Could it all be a Google hoax?

Paired with some interesting observations of the unboxing of a Google Pixel 3 XL from a Russian shipment, “front page tech” is concluding that all of the leaks, photos, the lost shipment of phones and the phone left in a Lyft have all been orchestrated by Google in order to keep the actual phone secret. The YouTube channel believes the phone Google will announce on October 9th is not the phone we’ve been seeing.

Check out the full video below, fast forward to the 3:00 mark if the video doesn’t start there.

It’s an interesting theory and would be pretty amazing if Google pulled something like this off. It would be the ultimate magic trick in the smartphone leak world: make the leakers and public watch what your right hand is doing while the left is busy doing something else altogether. Brilliant if true. But remember, nothing is confirmed here and this rumor has to be treated like any other rumor. We will see come October 9th when Google takes the stage to show off the new Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Read our follow-up story here.

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