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The non-XL Google Pixel 3 has been revealed in a set of hands-on images. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

The smaller Google Pixel 3 has been allegedly leaked in a new set of hands-on photos. The images of the handset appear to confirm that it will have a design that’s similar to last year’s Pixel 2 XL and that it might not have a notch on top of its display.

The images of the non-XL variant of the Google Pixel 3 were leaked by an anonymous user on Reddit and was discovered by 9To5Google. Although the images could be fake or are showing a convincing forgery of the upcoming handset, its design and set of specs are all in line with previously leaked information. Thus, it’s very likely that these images are the real thing.

The Pixel 3 comes with an overall design that’s similar to the Pixel 2 XL. The one big difference here is that the Pixel 3 comes with a smaller 5.5-inch display. The screen resolution is said to be 2,160 x 1,080 and that it could have an aspect ratio of 18:9. The device comes with very slim top and bottom bezels, and it appears to have dual front-facing stereo speakers. Another thing of interest here is that it can be seen that the Pixel 3 will have dual front-facing cameras.

On the back, the Google Pixel 3 comes with matte black finish. As usual, the back has the Google “G” logo at the bottom portion of the handset, while the top left corner of the phone houses the single-camera module. The handset still has a circular rear-mounted fingerprint scanner located beneath the glossy top portion. The handset could have an all-glass back, with majority of it having a matte finish, as pointed out by The Verge.

The anonymous Reddit leaker also took a screenshots of the Google Pixel 3’s specs. The 5.5-inch display will have support for HDR content and has a native refresh rate of 60Hz. Pixel density of the display is listed as 440dpi. The handset is listed as packing a li-ion 2,915mAh battery. The single rear camera is listed as having an 8-megapixel sensor with available lens apertures of f/2.2 and f/1.8. Up front, the Pixel 3 will have dual 8-megapixel cameras and both will have f/1.8 aperture lenses. It’s possible that one of the lenses is for taking wide-angle photos, but that’s just speculation at this point.

The Google Pixel 3 has the potential to be a huge winner, especially if a lot of customers don’t want the Pixel 3 XL, which is expected to arrive with a notch on top of its display. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are scheduled to be announced in New York City on Oct. 9.