The Pixel 3 Suddenly Has a Big Catch

Delia Walker
October 20, 2018

iFixit's latest teardown took on the new Google Pixel 3 XL and while there weren't a lot of surprises, it did clear up one of the remaining mysteries about the phone: Which company made its display. However, the Pixel 3 and 3 XL appear to be the first high-profile Verizon phones subject to its new, murky SIM locking policy. In addition to discovering the new Google Titan M Security chip, the experts also found the all-new Samsung AMOLED panel which explains the brighter, more saturated display as compared to last year's Pixel 2. The action timeframe supported by Predictive Capture is also comparable to what the Pixel 3 lineup offers, not to mention that the Sony-developed solution delivers autofocus between bursts as well. Let us know in the comments right below. Google integrated Titan M into Verified Boot, which is Google's secure boot process, to ensure that users are running the correct version of Android (as opposed to one that has been tampered with and is potentially malicious). The Google Pixel 3 gets a full bezel on top and hence looks outdated, but the Pixel 3 XL gets a hideously large notch, and hence looks no better.

In case you are looking to pre-book Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from Airtel Online Store, here's how you can do it. All members of the new Android family use 4GB of RAM and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, as well as the Pixel Visual Core, a specialized system-on-chip Google introduced with the Pixel 2 series previous year, unveiling it in the form of a silicon exclusively dedicated to efficient on-device image processing, particularly HDR+.

Typically, the only reason why a Pixel would be SIM locked is if it was being sold by Verizon - or Best Buy as a Verizon reseller - on a multi-month financing plan. This is in addition to Google's own Pay service.

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