Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

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

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

By contrast, the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL only have a single front-facing camera. However the Pixel 3 XL will have a larger touchscreen, "nearly edge-to-edge" according to the sources though still with a "chin" at the bottom, and a notch cut out of the top of the display. The display will also have a notch at the top.

Today's leaked report also offers some details on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL hardware.

Including two front-facing cameras could be the first signal that Google is releasing facial recognition technology similar to Apple's Face ID, according to Gizmodo.

Google has been known to release their flagship phones in October. If and when that happens, at least, it will be $30 cheaper than the current Apple Watch Series 3, which was introduced last September.

As per the reports, both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 Xl would come with stereo speakers.

As for the phones themselves, Bloomberg says not to expect much, as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will most likely be similar to their predecessors, but with an upgraded rear camera. Just like most flagship smartphones, it'll also support bokeh-effect in photos, but the same effect will be created using single lens and software.

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Another year means another set of Google Pixel smartphones, that is if the company intends to continue the development cycle they have shown in the past two years.

As for internal specs, there are now no leaks, though it's expected the phone will feature Android P and a Snapdragon 845 chipset.

Initially images discovered in the Android P beta suggested that the phone might be one of the first handsets to achieve an edge-to-edge display without needing to resort to a notch. Though it appears Google is planning to go all by itself for its forthcoming Pixel 3 handsets, as reports indicate that both Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL will be designed completely in-house.

This design will be a huge step by Google as the company will finally ditch the typical 16:9 aspect ratio display for its good.

Worth mentioning here, Google seems to be adopting the notch in a big way given an earlier report of the specific design feature getting hardcoded right within Android P. That said, their bezels are still in no way comparable to the tiniest out there.

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