The Google Pixel 3 XL will sport an OLED panel manufactured by LG

The Google Pixel 3 XL will sport an OLED panel manufactured by LG
After our recent images based on current leaks gave a glimpse at what the Google Pixel 3 lineup could look like, a new Weibo post from tipster Ice Universe has now revealed further details in regards to the larger device.

Specifically, the tweet confirms that the Pixel 3 XL will once again sport an OLED display. However, unlike last year’s Pixel 2 XL, the leaker claims this year’s device will boast a display notch, falling in line with recent leaks. Additionally, regarding the supplier of the panel, LG Display is understood to be the sole provider, which could mean LG will return as the manufacture of the larger smartphone. Nevertheless, it will remain to be seen who manufacturers the smaller Pixel 3. After all, last year’s Pixel 2 was manufactured by HTC and, unlike the larger variant, this year’s smaller device will sport a slightly more traditional 18:9 aspect ratio with no display notch in sight.

Despite the physical differences, the internal hardware of each device is expected to remain identical. Currently, no details have been leaked, but the Snapdragon 845 by Qualcomm will most probably be powering the duo of smartphones. This is then expected to be coupled with 6GB of RAM, and possibly 128GB of internal storage, although 64GB and 256GB variants are also possibilities. On the camera side of things, it’s unclear if Google will finally opt to include a second camera. But considering the company has so far shied away from the popular setup, 2018’s Pixel series could continue with this trend.

At this moment in time, it’s unclear when Google will choose to officially unveil its third-generation Pixel lineup. However, considering both the original Pixel series and last year’s Pixel 2 line were unveiled on October 4, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the internet giant continue with the timeline once again.

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Pixel 3 XL
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP (Single camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3430 mAh
  • OS Android 10



26. gamehead unregistered

Notch and a chin. Who design these phones?

21. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Lets supposed the XL is not better, like the PLUS from other brands. I think its unfair. Note 9 , iX 2018 and XZ2P are another line, they can be better.

16. rsiders

Posts: 2068; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

They need to stop the leaks for the larger model. It's not looking People will still buy it but man.

10. Cha7520

Posts: 222; Member since: Oct 31, 2010


8. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The smaller Pixel 3 is shaping out to be an excellent phone. No notch, symmetrical design, hopefully Samsung OLED, and a more handy size. I hope they don't gimp it with a very small battery or 4GB RAM.

15. white_Shadoww

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 15, 2018

Yes.. I'm so much hoping for all this comes true. But, somehow, this all seems too good to be true. No notch, one hand friendly screen and a good camera. Everything I want from a phone! Nobody made such phone. There is S9, but, it has Samsung Experience UI!

17. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

The S9 has only 3000 mAh battery, and only 4GB of RAM. I'm afraid the pixel 3 will be similar in battery capacity and RAM, which will kill this phone for me. I personally have no issues with 6" phones. However, even they come with some or the other compromise from my no-compromise list: S9+: Samsung updates are a joke, exynos version sucks. Pixel 2XL: Crappy LG screen, size bezel is too big, 4GB RAM iPhone X: the price($1500 here for 64GB version here), iOS Oneplus 6: Horrible vibration motor, no stereo speakers P20 pro: last year's chip, locked bootloader, EMUI Mi mix 2S: MiUi, not available in my country. Looks like my Oneplus 3 is going to take me another year. Or maybe I'll buy a Oneplus 6 to take me to next year.

20. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Here S9/S9+ are 128GB from Samsung website, other sores have 64GB. All Snapdragon this time. S5 was last without exynos here.

23. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Good for you guys then. I would have bought the s9+ if the Snapdragon was sold in my country.

6. wesley.

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Double the reason not to buy it then.

5. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Other garbage crapmoled? Nooo

11. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Yes true.. XZ2 : sRGB 153% S9 : 141% I doubt V30 and Pixel 2XL reaches 100%

12. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Xz2 10 bits RGB HDR rec 2020. S9 crapmoled pentile 8 bits SDR

13. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

still no true blacks and much lower contrast and sunlight contrast ratio. I much rather have amoled. according to gsmarena XZ2: average deltaE of 2.9 and a maximum of 5.1 S9: perfectly accurate with average deltaE of 1.8 for sRGB, 1.9 for DCI-P3, and 2.2 for Adobe RGB

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Nokia 8 has screen of LG G5, still sunlight is above 4.00, many oled phones are below.. LCD has better whites and reds. Check PA display measurements, color chats of S9 and XZ2 are pretty similar. LCD is not that poor. True blacks dont exist in nature, why should be displayed on screen?

28. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

PA display measurements use default profiles, gsmarena test all profiles and do tuning (if possible) to obtain best possible results. The only thing I agree about amoled being inferior is PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation).

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Iphone X : sRGB 103% ... LOL Sony Z3+ from 2015 has 130%

4. surethom

Posts: 1775; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Normal. Sized smaller pixel Needs oled screen aswell, NO LCD please.

7. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

Well, it was OLED last year as well. So there is no reason to think it will be LCD this time. And the best part is that it was a Samsung OLED.

9. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

Samsung crapmoled is garbage

14. Boast_Rider

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

It's the best display in many metrics: insanely high brightness in auto mode, very accurate display for all 3(sRGB, adobe RGB, P3), infinite contrast ratio, HDR support. I don't see any other display hitting those marks. The only displays that come close are the LCD displays from LG and Sony. They have higher number of color channels, but lose out on the purer colors and blacks of AMOLED. It's a tossup.

3. hazard1

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 11, 2017

Because it worked out sooooo well the first time....

2. Foxgabanna unregistered

Yeah. Google chose to be the Great Value of smartphones again. SMH.

1. Bankz

Posts: 2555; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

*facepalm*. okay, the Pixel 3 it is then.

22. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

So, what happens to the pixel fans that were making fun of the notch?

24. sgodsell

Posts: 7677; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I still hate notches, period. But since we have seen many Android devices as well as Android P support notches, and the best part is ALL the apps work with or without a notch, and developers can keep coding the way they do, so all apps just work. Where as iPhone X and Apple have to FORCE their developers to support the notch for every new app, and modified app. Otherwise the iPhone X and the apps will not function correctly for the iPhone X. That is NOT the case for Android, and any of the notch supported smartphones. So personally Androids approach is superior to Apples when it comes to using notches.

25. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Do you have this exact copypasta just saved in your computer or what?

27. Alex_12

Posts: 62; Member since: May 30, 2018

I don't see a problem having notch on Android phones, as long as they have an option to make the notch not visible

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