Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Pixel 3 XL Sports Major Upgrades, Pixel 3 Not So Much

Pixel 3 XL Sports Major Upgrades, Pixel 3 Not So Much

Just released OnePlus 6 has shaken the phone industry as this already bagged the title of most powerful smartphone ever.

Millions of gadget fans around the world are waiting anxiously for Google to take the wraps off of its next-generation Pixel phones.

According to a Droid Life report, Google is working on a total of three new Pixel handsets.

NOTE: The images shown below are for visual presentation/references only and are no way based on correct measurements or any other data than the leaked front glass panels.

Additionally, it is also anticipated to have an edge-to-edge screen with only a bottom bezel.

Among the new range is set to be a "Pixel 3" and a Pixel 3 XL which will come with an edge-to-edge screen, except for a thicker bezel known as a chin at the bottom of the phone claims Bloomberg. However, whatever Google plans on doing with that design decision, whether it's just another front-facing camera or one created to facilitate face unlock features, remains unknown. The display will also have a notch at the top. Many complaints around the iPhone X revolve around how the notch gets in the way. Further, it is said that the phone will also stereo speakers on the front, which could be the reason Google made a decision to keep bottom bezel.

The Google Pixel 3 XL is reported to include a dual-camera setup on the front, that will sit on the notch. However, Google apparently intends to stick with just one single camera on the rear. In addition, the screen of the Pixel 3 XL logically a lot bigger than the screen of the Pixel 3.

Given the technical challenges involved with producing a "true" edge-to-edge display, we're betting that Google will be forced to embrace the notch for 2018 but we won't know for sure until Google officially announces the device.

By contrast, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL only have a single front-facing camera. Also, the company is handling the design and manufacturing this time around instead of relying on others for the job.

To begin with, we expect to see a lot of HTC expertise in the new Pixel smartphones, considering Google's acquisition of HTC's smartphone division previous year.

That means for the third year in a row, Verizon will be the sole USA carrier partner for the new Pixel phones, according to a report from Bloomberg. If you're anxious, just make sure you've got a secure lock screen setup so any of your pesky/nosy friends can't go snooping about your messages.

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