This morning it would appear that one Russian citizen received a Google Pixel 3 XL in the mail.
The handset was shared by Ukrainian tech blogger, Канал Лучкова, on his Telegram channel and shows what he calls a "pre-release version" of the handset. Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 3 XL in October to compete with Apple's new iPhone. And it has a single camera on the back. There is also a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter as well, and the manual instruction leaflet also includes a Team Pixel sticker.
The back of the Pixel 3 XL is similar to the back of the Pixel 2 XL.
If you're anxious that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumoured Pixel 3 smartphone, don't be: You're still getting that awful notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal.
In several shots you can see that the notification bar is little fatter that we've come to expect to fit the notch's length and that the icons are fewer in number due to the reduced space. For the most part, the design and specs in the new photos corroborate rumors we've seen previously. First, the notch design of the Pixel 3 XL looks like a mess.
Another new tidbit we learned from these images is that Google is apparently planning on including a pair of Pixel Buds-esque headphones in the box, but these will be wired.
Update, August 08, 10:51AM ET: More images have been posted alongside an unboxing video that very briefly shows off the Pixel 3 XL in all of its glory as well as the packaging and accessories bundled with the phone.