If you were a bit excited by the leaked Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL screen protectors earlier this week, then this might have you a little more excited. I know it does here. A Twitter user with the handle @PhoneDesigner has created some 3D mockups using the leaked screen protector measurements, and I have to say that the results are quite pleasing on the eye:
Being some four to five months away from an announcement, there’s really not much to say about the current state of Pixel 3 affairs; there’s little doubt that the Notch is one of the more controversial design elements in the Pixel 3 XL (and, indeed, in many of 2017 and 2018’s smartphones) but it does allow Google to achieve something that’s seen as a bit of a gold standard at the moment – an 18:9 display ratio which makes for beautiful viewing. With rumours the Pixel 3 range (both devices, or maybe just the Pixel 3 XL as last year) will feature LG-made AMOLED panels, the rumour mill is definitely starting to come up to speed .. though it’s doing so quite early this year.
Will the final products look like these renders? Only time will tell, but that Pixel 3 XL look is pretty bold, and definitely distinctive. A dual rear camera seems almost certain (it’s unclear how Google could claim the Pixel 3 is a premium smartphone without one in 2018), but as yet, there’s no confirmation that it’s coming (or even that it might be) – it’s purely artistic licence on behalf of @PhoneDesigner for the time being.
What do you make of these renders?