Google may unveil Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL in second half of 2018
US multinational technology company Google specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. Google may unveil Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL smartphones are expected to launch sometime in second half of this year or October. Various leaks have already began to pick up pace. However, fresh leaks inform that the new flagships will be manufactured by Foxconn, and be Verizon exclusive (in the US) once again. The Pixel 3 XL may be the only variant that will see the notch design and that the display for the OLED panel will again be made by LG only. Last but not the least, the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL renders based on early screen protector leaks have surfaced online giving us a first glimpse of what the upcoming flagships could looks like.
A recent Bloomberg report claims that Google will go the Apple way to get its smartphones manufactured this year. Traditionally, Google would go to companies like LG to manufacture their devices, but this year it’s thinking of Foxconn as a potential manufacturer. We all know that Apple has been choosing Foxconn as their device maker for a while now, and Google is likely to follow the same this year.
Furthermore, in the US, Google will look to partner with Verizon once again for exclusive carrier deals, the Bloomberg report says. 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. The Pixel 3 variant will look similar to the Pixel 2 with small design changes, and forego the bezel-less display completely. Also, the notch on the Pixel 3 XL will house the earpiece and two front cameras this time, and will be taller but not as wide as the iPhone X-cutout. At the back, both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will house a single camera setup, with an upgraded configuration compared to last year.
Separately, another leak in a South Korean publication claims that the Pixel 3 XL OLED notch display will be made by LG this year as well. It may be noted in last year’s Pixel 2 XL display there was criticism, while Samsung’s panel didn’t receive any such hate. To go back to LG for its display could prove to be a risk. Lastly, renders based on screen protectors leaked on Weibo have surfaced which leads to speculation that it may get notch display, the slight chin at the bottom, the vertical dual rear camera setup, and a white-coloured back panel.
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