Smartphone designs and features tend to pick up trends, and for better or worse, many smartphone manufacturers have jumped on the notch design. Now it looks like Google might be doing the same thing later this year.
A couple of tempered glass screen protectors have leaked, which are reportedly designed for the upcoming, but still far from official Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If these are indeed the real deal, there is a lot to take away from what’s surfaced online.
First and foremost, the Pixel 3 XL will feature even thinner bezels this time around, at least on the sides and the top. Specifically, it looks like the upcoming smartphone will boast a notch design, and just enough chin on the bottom of the display to pack a forward-facing speaker. There are two prominent cutouts in that notch design as well, suggesting we may see a dual front-facing camera design.
That is something that both devices share, with the cutouts on the Pixel 3 being right next to each other. The front-facing speaker below the display will be present on the smaller handset as well. And of course, the Pixel 3 will have a smaller display than the Pixel 3 XL, which should come as no surprise to anyone by now.
Nothing is official just yet, but the idea that Google would adopt the notch design isn’t particularly unbelievable. The company did add official notch support in Android P, and while a lot of other manufacturers have already taken advantage of the design decision, it’s always felt like Google was simply preparing us for the inevitable later this year.
Either way, we will find out in October, once Google gets around to officially unveiling both handsets. What do you think of the designs?