Pixel 3 XL To Sport Notch and Chin

Pixel 3 XL To Sport Notch and Chin
Google's updated flagship Pixel phone will be launched this fall, according to a report.

(CCM) — Google is finalizing the designs of two new Pixel phones which will be released this fall, according to a Bloomberg report.

The larger Pixel 3 XL will have an almost edge-to-edge screen, apart from a bezel or "chin" at the bottom of the screen. It will also follow the iPhone X's lead by including a notch at the top of the screen to accommodate front-facing sensors.

In future models, Google intends to remove the notch and chin completely so that the front face will be an uninterrupted glass display.

A smaller Pixel 3 model to be released at the same time as the Pixel 3 XL will resemble the existing Pixel 2, and will therefore lack the chin and notch but have a bezel all around the screen, according to the report.

Both Pixel 3 models will be offered exclusively by Verizon in the U.S., and Google is believed to be in negotiations with Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's iPhones, to build the Pixel phones, the report adds.

Google's Pixel phones are highly regarded, but their penetration in the smartphone market to date has been limited. The company shipped just four million units in 2017, compared to 216 million iPhones shipped in the same period.

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