Google isn't expected to release its until the fall, but we're hearing about two features that may come to the rumored phone: wireless charging and squeezable sides.
The hint comes from Google's XDA Developers spent some time digging through the Google code and found evidence that Google may be adding support for a new wireless charging dock. The code uses references like "com.google" instead of "com.android" when describing the wireless charger, which could mean that it's made specifically for Google products or is Google branded..
Earlier Pixel 3 leaks claim that the phone, which could point to wireless charging. , phone manufacturers generally don't offer wireless charging in phones with metal bodies, and glass is a good casing alternative to metal. (But not every glass-backed phone comes with wireless charging though).
Years ago, Google phones (like the and ) had wireless charging, but the feature was absent in Google's 2015 phones (the and ) and hasn't come back since. But Google may bring it back to compete with the and , which finally added wireless charging to Apple's phones in 2017.
XDA Developers also reports that the Pixel 3 could have . This feature appeared on the as a quick way to launch the Google Assistant. Squeezable sides also appeared on the , but you could customize which app was launched when squeezed. Since , perhaps the feature will get some added functions if it comes to the Pixel 3.
Google didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.