Google is said to be working on its next-generation Pixel smartphones, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While there is still time for any official announcement, we have started getting some interesting details about the Pixel 3 flagships. As per reports, Google is working on Pixel 3 smartphone line-up with an upgraded design including a variant with notch display. Also, the Pixel 3 phones will be manufactured by Foxconn and will be released around September.
As expected, Google will launch two models – Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. According to a report from Bloomberg, and leaked images on Twitter, one of the models, the Pixel 3 XL is expected to feature a nearly edge-to-edge screen with a notch on top. The regular model will have an 18:9 aspect display with no notch.
Further, leakster Roland Quandt has shared via his twitter handle that Google is in talks with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn to make the next generation Pixel phones. Previously, Google has partnered with LG, HTC for Pixel line-up, but for the first time, Google is said to be working with Foxconn as a manufacturer which is the same manufacturer that assembles iPhones.
Google really is going it alone: there are two Google Pixel 3 devices in the works, both based on SDM845. One has "new display hardware", both are built by Foxconn – not HTC, LG or whomever. Launch timeframe is Aug/Sep 2018. https://t.co/CelnTfO5IB
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) May 30, 2018
Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Design
According to a report, the company is planning to remove the bezels entirely on Pixel 3 XL smartphone, but it might retain the notch and chin to keep stereo speakers on the front of the phone. The notch at the top of the Pixel 3 XL’s screen won’t be as wide as on the iPhone X, but is noticeably taller, according to the people familiar with the development.
Google has already announced a feature in upcoming Android version that will allow developers to build applications that work around the notch. If we talk about the smaller model, it will look similar to the Pixel 2 and won’t include the notch or edge-to-edge look.
For other features, it is also reported that Google will include two front cameras on Pixel 3 XL inside the notch. However, the company will stick with a single rear camera lens like last year on both the phones. The company is also working on an upgraded Android OS that takes advantage of artificial intelligence capabilities.
Google plans to roll out the new Pixel 3 phones in September-October just like the previous years.