Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)

If you’re worried that Google might change its mind about including the hated notch on its rumored Pixel 3 smartphone, don’t be: You’re still getting that terrible notch, if this alleged unboxing of a Pixel 3 XL is the real deal.

According to Android Police, a Ukranian blogger published images and video on Telegram of an alleged Pixel 3 XL production unit—Google’s sequel to its last extra-large Android smartphone. The leak includes an unboxing video, showing what looks like the Pixel 3 XL in packaging similar to its predecessor. This box, however, included the fabled pair of wired USB-C headphones, previously absent in the Pixel 2 and 2 XL box, despite certain packaging materials suggesting they should have been included.

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The addition would be noteworthy; finding USB-C headphones isn’t exactly easy, as competing audio standards have made it difficult for manufacturers to support devices with USB-C ports in lieu of 3.5mm headphone jacks.

This apparent Pixel 3 XL also includes everyone’s nightmare: a huge, honkin’ notch. We saw evidence of its upcoming appearance both in the code of Google’s own app and in a leaked photo last month, but seeing it again today is nevertheless a real disappointment. Where the notch on the iPhone X is wide and slim (bringing its own set of issues), Google’s Pixel 3 XL notch is apparently more stout, extending further into the display than its competition.

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I’d do anything to ditch the notch in favor of having my screen real estate returned to me (I’d even use a sliding phone if that’s what it takes), but I suppose this is what we’re stuck with as long as people continue buying phones with bites taken out of the display.

[Android Police]