Will plus size smartphone feature iPhone X's best design feature?

Will plus size smartphone feature iPhone X's best design feature?

Google is working on two new Pixel smartphones as well as an AI-infused upgrade to Android.

The Pixel 3 XL's notch will earn its keep in part by including not one but two front-facing cameras, sources say.

Similar to last year's Pixel 2, the Pixel 3 and its much larger sibling, the Pixel 3 XL have different designs.

However it's also said to be "noticeably taller" than the notch on the iPhone X. The smaller model will look similar to the Pixel 2 and won't include the notch or edge-to-edge look, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans aren't yet public. The devices are said to come with Verizon in United States and the company is also talking to Foxconn for manufacturing the 2018 Pixel smartphones. This, in comparison to the 216 million units that Apple shipped during the same period is very alarming and a pale figure indeed. Though this seems unlikely as the device would struggle to fit in a front facing camera, sensors or earpiece speaker. Verizon is expected to again be the exclusive mainstream carrier partner in the U.S., though Project Fi support is expected too.

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With Google borrowing features from HTC's latest flagship, it probably won't come as a surprise to learn that the engineering talent that the firm acquired from HTC earlier this year will be heavily involved in developing the new devices. This resulted in Google issuing a software update to recalibrate the colours and also extend the warranty of all Pixel 2 XL phones by a year. The new Android P operating system lets developers build applications and interfaces that work around the cutout.

Phone Designer focused at first on the larger Pixel 3 XL phone, since that's the more desirable model each year.

There's likely a lot more to come on the Pixel 3 launch, so stay tuned. The larger device will have a almost edge-to-edge screen, plus a notch design at the top similar to the iPhone X, Bloomberg reports.

If this week's revelations prove to be accurate, it'd be somewhat surprising LG is getting another shot, given the problems the Pixel 2 XL had with the company's OLED display.

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