Yes, the Next Pixel XL will have a Notch, Too

Adjust Comment Print

Both models will actually include an upgraded, single-lens cameras on the back.

Millions of gadget fans around the world are waiting anxiously for Google to take the wraps off of its next-generation Pixel phones. As per the report, Google will release two Pixel smartphones this year too, no surprise there and they both will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform.

While it's a relief to hear that Google will probably use OLED for the Pixel 3 XL, our fingers are crossed that these panels aren't met with the same amount of internet fury last year's received.

The larger Google Pixel 3 XL is the model expected to feature a full edge-to-edge screen and a top notch while the smaller Pixel 3 should come with top and bottom bezels instead. But that's going to change with the Pixel 3 series as Google is becoming a smartphone manufacturer for the first time. The report also says that only the larger variant will see the notch display and a slight chin at the bottom to house the front speakers. Traditionally, Google would go to companies like LG to manufacture their devices, but this year it's thinking of Foxconn as a potential manufacturer.

More news: Trump about the Russian intervention in elections in the United States
More news: Hurricane Maria killed 4600 in Puerto Rico, 70 times official toll
More news: Jalen Rose: Rockets, with a healthy Paul, would have toppled Warriors

Separately, a South Korean publication claims that the Pixel 3 XL OLED notch display will be made by LG this year as well.

Bloomberg pegs October for the release date, with Verizon Wireless again being the "exclusive" carrier partner in the US. Verizon is expected to again be the exclusive mainstream carrier partner in the United States, though Project Fi support is expected too. Google will stick with single-lens cameras on the back, according to the report, but these will supposedly support dual-camera-alike Bokeh effects thanks to optimised software.

Why the mixed messages on screen notches? The image at the top of this post shows one of Phone Designer's renders comparing his visions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and another one can be seen below. All the same, that's likely to be small consolation to those who face the shopping cart decision.