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A new conspiracy theory states that everything we know about the Pixel 3 XL is wrong

We’ll know everything on October 9, the date of Google’s press event.

On Thursday, Google announced it would be holding a press event on Oct. 9 where it will almost certainly announce the latest Pixel smartphones. Soon after, an interesting conspiracy theory was posted on YouTube that suggests everything we think we know about the Pixel 3 XL could be wrong.

The theory goes that the images we’ve been seeing online for weeks of the next Pixel XL were fakes put out by Google to throw us off. In particular, it’s noted the controversial notch shown in every leaked image over the past few months, which we highlighted here, here, and here, isn’t real.

All this comes from Jon Prosser, the owner of the front page tech YouTube channel. You can see Prosser explain his theory in the above video.

According to Prosser, Google contacted him recently to ask for permission to use a Pixel 3 XL video he had posted. In doing so, Google didn’t ask him to sign an NDA before discussing the matter. In addition to Prosser, Google has been in contact with other YouTubers, as well, with what he says are similarly styled clips – ones that aren’t talking the best about the phone or the notch.

Honestly, I call bullshit on this theory for two critical reasons.

Back in July, Google published new guidelines for device partners on how they can use notches on their products. The instructions make it clear that notches, no matter how annoying to some, aren’t going away anytime soon since they serve a valuable purpose.

There’s also the issue of the supply chain. As Apple has found out over the years, secrets are difficult to keep, especially in the age of Twitter and Chinese sites like Weibo.

With that being said, it would be absolutely fantastic if Google were to pull off the feat mentioned above. The tech industry is in desperate need of a huge surprise. Perhaps we’ll get one next month.

What do you think? Any merit to this theory? Let us know below. 

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Bryan considers himself a well-rounded techie, having written articles for MakeUseOf, KnowTechie, AppAdvice, iDownload Blog. When he's not writing, he's being a single dad and rooting for his alma mater, Penn State, or cheering on the Patriots.

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