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Google's new "Focus Mode" tool is seen to help people avoid distractions. Reuters/Stephen Lam

Another hands-on leak has surfaced online, revealing what appears to be a massive screen for the upcoming Google Pixel 3 XL smartphone and its slightly smaller battery compared to the one powering its predecessor.

A Russian tech blogger recently leaked via Telegram a detailed hands-on video of a device believed to be the Pixel 3 XL. The phone in the clip, which is now available on YouTube, is running Android 9.0 Pie.

Interestingly, it’s not the software features that stood out from the video, but the revelation that the handset comes with a massive display. The resolution of the phone’s screen is 1440 x 2960 and it has a pixel density of 494 ppi.

PhoneArena’s calculations revealed that the Pixel 3 XL is going to feature a 6.7-inch display. The precise result of the calculations is 6.663 inches, but the site took into consideration the ears surrounding the notch.

The leak also suggests that the Pixel 3 XL will come equipped with a 3,430 mAh battery. If true, this would mean that the upcoming device will be powered by a smaller battery compared to the 3,520 mAh capacity of the Pixel 2 XL. Last year’s Google phablet came with the bigger battery despite only sporting a 6-inch screen.

Based on the leaked video, the Pixel 3 XL also slightly resembles the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Note 9 due to its tall display. The purported Pixel 3 XL prototype also has a bottom bezel, which is slightly thicker than the bottom bezel of the Note 9.

The blogger pointed out in his video that what he has is a pre-release version of the device. This means it might not be sporting the final design of the upcoming device. Minor changes could be made along the way prior to Google’s unveiling event.

Other details about the new Pixel smartphones have also been leaked earlier this week. One tidbit from the same blogger revealed that the new handsets will likely come with bundled USB Type-C headphones that look like wired versions of the Pixel Buds.

Another pertinent information that Android Mobile OS and Pixel software experience manager E.K. Chung disclosed to Android Central is that the upcoming Pixel phones will have the gesture-based navigation system of Android 9.0 Pie on by default.

The new gesture controls won’t just be added to the Android OS as a replacement to the navigation bar and to simplify the user interface; they are introduced with the new update to make it easier for users to switch between apps.