Google is due to launch its Pixel 3 handsets later this year and if a new report out of China is to be believed, the company is going to opt for OLED panels from LG for the Pixel 3 XL. Its predecessor also features an OLED display but the report mentions that Google will be keeping up with industry trends this year by opting for a notched display. With Android P being optimized for notched displays, it’s no surprise that Google wants to jump on this bandwagon as well.
With LG Display now believed to be the sole supplier of OLED panels for the Pixel 3 XL, it’s possible that the Korean company might return as the manufacturer of this device as well. The Pixel 2 released last year was manufactured by HTC while the larger model, the Pixel 2 XL, was made by LG.
As far as the Pixel 3 is concerned, it’s said to feature a 18:9 aspect ratio display but no notch. Despite the differences in the panels, the underlying specifications are expected to largely remain the same with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 6GB of RAM and likely up to 256GB of storage.
Google hasn’t said anything about its new Pixel handsets so far and we can’t expect it to for the next few months as there’s still some ways to go before the new Pixel smartphones become due.