Lately we have been catching quite a few glimpses at the Google Pixel 3 handset, thanks to various leaks, with the latest being that someone had apparently left a Pixel 3 XL behind in a Lyft car. However could it all be a ruse? Perhaps, because it seems that Google could be trying an interesting marketing tactic for the upcoming phones.


In a video uploaded by Front Page Tech (FPT) onto YouTube, he mentions how he along with various other large YouTube channels have been contacted by Google regarding the Pixel 3. These channels along with FPT have not been particularly kind with their “reviews” of the leaks of the phone, but apparently this is what Google wants.

One YouTuber says that Google contacted them and wanted their permission to use a clip from one of their videos where they say, “the Google Pixel 3 XL looks terrible and Google should fire their design team.” Perhaps it could really be about feedback, but then again Google doesn’t need permission to show these videos to their staff, unless they plan on playing them publicly.

This has led to some speculation that maybe Google could have another phone in the works and that the leaks were a plant all along? Or maybe we’re reading too much into this, but either way we should find out next month as Google will officially announce their new phones on the 9th of October.

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