Although they are marked by initial scandals, many Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are considered one of the best Android devices you can buy. With this precedent, all Android users should be excited about what Google is cooking with its third pixel device, as their 2017 offerings set the bar pretty high.
There are rumors about Pixel 3 early in the year that are a bit thin. Apart from that, there is still much to do. Whether you want to know which chipset the Pixel 3 packs, or whether you want to know when you can take it in hand, our summary contains the latest news and rumors.
Another OLED display from LG
According to a report by D Dail LG will re-deliver the display for the pixel's XL model. The report indicates that Google will reuse the POLED display created by LG in the Pixel 3 XL. We expect that the smaller Pixel 3 will also be an OLED display, but one made by Samsung (like last year's Pixel 2).
The report is not surprising, as Google reportedly invested $ 875M in LG Display. Google hopes for a return on its investment.
But Will It Notch?
The Android world is in the air over the ever-expanding list of smartphones that win the iPhone in the air X-style score. While Google does not have as much of a lead as OnePlus when it comes to Notch status, there's a fair chance that Pixel 3 will play one of them.
Android P, the successor to Oreo, includes a Notch Preview feature for developers that clearly supports the "new" trend in the Android community. Although this is not an affirmation, but the obvious Google is aware of the current design changes. Maybe it will happen too.
Rumor has it that Slashleaks' 3mm and 3X XL photo from Slashleaks shows this rumor and shows the use of the notch for the Pixel 3 XL. According to the pictures, the smaller version will instead use a forehead-chin design.
Based on the leaked screen protectors from Slashleaks looks like the Pixel is one of the few flagship Android phones with forward-looking stereo speakers (just the Razer Phone) last year). The picture clearly shows cutouts for speakers that look like loudspeakers.
Unlike previous years, Google does not use its OEM partners to actually make the coming pixel. Instead, this will be the first pixel that Google creates itself and decides to use a contractor for actual production. According to Roland Quandt Foxconn will produce the Pixel 3, the same company that makes the iPhone every year.
With Foxconn at the helm, Google will have control over all aspects of the phone, not just the software. After Google spent $ 1.1 billion to attract HTC employees who previously worked on the pixel, we expect Google to go much closer with the next device. Now it will be a true Google phone for the first time.
Operating System: Android P
While most Android devices do not even know Using Android 8.0, we expect Pixel 3 to be one of the first to use Android P. Google has not announced a specific 9.0 release date for phones, but it would make sense that its own devices would get it first, as only pixel devices that have access to the Android P preview show.
The Pixel 2 currently uses the Snapdragon 835, which, although powerful, already has the 845 in the Galaxy S9, Sony Xperia XZ2, and all other non-Huawei Android Device come outclassed this year. So it only makes sense that the Pixel 3 comes with the latest and best from Qualcomm.
Leaker Quandt confirmed the use of Qualcomm's latest 800 chipset in a tweet for both
Three Pixel 3 Models?
According to Droid Life, Google could produce up to three pixel devices this year, codenamed "Crosshatch," "Albacore," and "Blueline." Two of these devices are expected to be premium devices that could mirror the 2017 Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
While we do not expect Google to release a Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL at a reduced price, rumors suggest that this third device could be a middle-class Google phone. According to Economic Times, Google plans to bring a new smartphone on the Indian market, which is to compete with other mid-range smartphones. Whether this new device is branded as Pixel 3 or something completely different, can still be seen.
It appears that Verizon will be Pixel 3's exclusive carrier partner. The last two iterations were exclusive to the number one US wireless service provider (though not technically if you count Project Fi) and after Bloomberg, the Pixel 3 will not be any different. However, like the previous iteration, Google will continue to offer a GSM-enabled version on its website that will work in almost every network on the planet.
Google's two-pixel devices were both launched on the market October 4, so it's safe to say that the company will unveil its next flagship product in the same month. The Pixel was released on October 20, while fans picked up Pixel 2 on October 19. Both were the third Thursdays of each year. If Google wants to keep things consistent, Pixel 3 could be released on October 18th.
According to credible Leaker Roland Quandt however, Google is aiming for a timeframe from August to September 2018 at the same time as the next iPhones. At this release date, Pixel 3 could better compete with the next iteration, rumored to be released in the same month.
What do you think about all the rumors about the Pixel 3? Any thoughts about the notch or the fact that LG produces the records again? Let us know in the comments below.