Even the smaller Google Pixel 3 looks incredible in these renders

Delia Walker
June 1, 2018

If you're among them, you can look forward to seeing the Pixel 3 XL like how it is pictured below.

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

On the other hand, Google is believed to introduce some drastic changes with the bigger Pixel 3 XL. The bigger of the two sports a almost edge-to-edge screen save for a thicker bezel on the chin.

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.


The iPhone X has a notch to house the front-facing camera which powers its FaceID system, the cool facial recognition system that unlocks the gadget by scanning its owner's face. Of course, these renders are based just on speculation but it shows the notch display, the slight chin at the bottom, the vertical dual rear camera setup, and a white-coloured back panel.

The current Pixel 2 costs US$50 less than iPhone 8, while the larger model costs US$50 more than the entry-level iPhone 8 Plus.

In terms of the Pixel 3's price, nothing has been confirmed, but the Pixel 2 sold for £629 SIM-free at launch, while the Pixel 2 XL started at a heft £799 to buy outright. It does however has a chin on both the top/bottom of the device, which reminds us to the Pixel 2 XL and the new Pixel 3.

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.


The Pixel 3 has the regular bezel with two big holes and a square one and a small hole. Now with the supply of display, the company makes the return to participate in manufacturing the Google's official smartphones. Last year LG made the Pixel 2 XL while HTC manufactured the Pixel 2.

Why the mixed messages on screen notches?

The top model is now listed as Google GB1, which could be the Google Pixel 3 XL.

The upcoming Android release has baked-in support for notched displays, with the ability to adjust layout automatically according to which sections of the screen are non-functional.


On the iPhone, if you say "the1975.com" to Google Assistant, then you get a reply, "I can't read text messages yet".

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