Google Pixel 3 XL will sport a notch according to leaked photo of screen protectors

If a photo that claims to show screen protectors for the upcoming Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL is legit, the image reveals some interesting information. It appears that both models will sport razor thin bezels which is no surprise. The Pixel 3 XL will feature a notch, which is actually supported by Android P. And the number of cutouts on the screen protectors hint at dual front-facing cameras for both third-generation Pixel devices.

Both models will feature a speaker below the display as you can tell from the cutouts on the screen protectors. And the pair will continue to have the "modern design" with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Of course, it goes without saying (although we'll say it anyway) that the Pixel 3 XL screen will be larger than the one on the Pixel 3.

There was talk last year (before the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL were unveiled!) that LG will be responsible for both third-generation Pixel models. HTC produced the Pixel 2 while LG manufactured the Pixel 2 XL. We haven't heard anything since the initial report that would back this up, so for now we simply don't know if this is true.

Keep in mind that the photo of the screen protectors was originally discovered on Weibo, and we would suggest that you take the image with a grain of salt. Another thing to consider is that it could be another four to five months before the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL see the light of day, and plenty could change before then.


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36 Comments

1. Jishnusur

Posts: 173; Member since: Oct 07, 2013

Ugly probably has a new definition.

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Pixels is always ugly IMO. I hate their 2 color back cover, and now this... But that camera cutout seems huge, larger sensor maybe?

29. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Wider angle

20. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

But you must admit, pixel 2's UI and camera are superb. I am willing to trade a super pretty phone for the front firing speakers.

33. Cat97

Posts: 1861; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I am not. Really, who listens to phone's speakers ? You always disturb others by doing this. Everybody uses headphones.

35. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

The Pixel 3 looks fine in my view. The Pixel 3 XL looks ugly due to the chin and too small notch.

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

lmaooo, this will probably be the most ugly phone of all time. This is a whole new kind of ugly. WTF???? lmaooooooo. To say I've been waiting for the Pixel 3 XL? on the other hand it's looking like the cameras are gonna be sick.

3. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

The pixel 3 looks ok, that XL though is horrible!!

4. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

3xl looks like G7 sure LG will made 3xl, pixel 3 Htc as usual. Hope google this time goes with G7 IPS and no more OLED and hope get ride of dual speakers makes phone looks ugly.

21. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Why would you want them to get rid of dual speakers?

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And so it begins. The notch is now the future.

6. Vokilam

Posts: 1181; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

I doubt it. It’s a Segway to a full screen. Samsung hopefully will hold out for those who want the best but without notch. Rebel got a phone with the notch though (and he expressed his hate for these things) - poor goy got “assimilated”. No pun toward rebel - hope he gets used to it fast. “Resistance is futile.. you will be.. assimilated” - Borg (startrek).

27. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Hahaha, you can call me Locutus. And yup I got one and it irritates me when I see the notch clearly. I use substratum to theme my phone so most of the time the apps are dark, so I won't notice the notch that much. But in lighter apps, ugh. The option to hide it permanently on the OnePlus 6 doesn't play well with Android Auto, so that's not an option. In the default setting, you can set apps that use Android's immersive mode (like games) individually to use the notch area or not. If you set it to not use it, it will show a black bar. So there is at least that. But I do know the minute another phone comes out that meets all or most of my requirements and has no notch, I am selling this phone and getting that one. I only got this one, because I dropped my 3T. Not to mention the lack of notification space sucks balls :)

7. Fireman111886

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 18, 2014

Is this really Google's answer to limit the bezel(s), mainly top / bottom. They may as well left the top all the way across. When watching a video, it'll cut off that part anyway. Everything that others do, Google says something about it (3.5mm head phone jack removal as an example) then the following year they say... Well that went over well in the market, let's try it ourselves..!

8. CEDEOTB

Posts: 393; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

I seen it coming after the notch support on Android P. Smh Google. Your superior camera might save you in sales however.

9. miketer

Posts: 513; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

If this is true, then it's truly sad

10. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

If you can't get rid of the chin, don't bother with a notch. Or, you know..... just don't bother with a notch ever.

11. rsiders

Posts: 1934; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

While the front looks a little busy, sign me up for the smaller Pixel 3 please.

12. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

The pixel 3 looks like mini galaxy s8 and XL looks like the extended iPhone X

13. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

I'm sure if apple make triangle screen iPhone next, people will accept it. And like always other will copy it for market shares.

15. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Good Lord. I like big phones and wouldn't even consider the XL over the regular P3. That looks awful.

16. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

What is wrong with the bezel size on the LG V30? Why can't people just copy that

30. riteshrkm

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

There is nothing wrong only problem is they are LG. People copy Apple whatever good or ugly comes out.

17. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1094; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This looks truly ugly but Pixels were never beautiful anyway. IMO, OP6 implemented the notch best mainly because they increased the screen size. This is where Apple failed and I'm pretty sure they'll increase the display size of all iPhone models supporting notch.

18. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3100; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Looks ugly as hell.

22. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

Man look at that bottom chin.

23. Mobilephile

Posts: 165; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

The friggin notch is NOT the only design solution!! what a F'n huge disappointment

24. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

After pixel fanboys complained of P20 pro having a chin, lets see the apologys flowing now for the Pixel 3 XL.

25. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Ugly yea, but after a while It doesn't look that bad. The benefits of having the pure Google experience outweigh the looks. It's not too bad. Will probably be better in real life.

31. riteshrkm

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 15, 2015

But Looks matter with features when u r paying that hefty price. I don't expect a Toyota looks when price z of Ferrari !

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