Google would turn to Foxconn to build its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, ending its partnerships with HTC and LG that have been doing this until now. More information on the design of the largest model was also revealed.
Since the launch of the first Google Pixel and Pixel XL, the Mountain View firm has always operated the LG and HTC production lines which operated in white brands. Nevertheless, for the third generation of this range of devices, Google might prefer another partner.
Indeed, anonymous sources from Bloomberg indicate that the web giant is currently negotiating with Foxconn – who is already assembling Apple iPhone. Google had already acquired the mobile division of HTC and the engineers and developers involved in this migration would probably be very involved in the design of the new devices.
Also note that according to Digital Daily – taken over by 9to5Google – LG will nevertheless provide the OLED screens of the Google Pixel 3 XL. The divorce is therefore not entirely recorded.
A few hints on the new Design
Bloomberg sources also corroborate previous information about the design of Google Pixel 3 XL. Leaks had indeed shown that a notch on his forehead would mark the larger of the two models. The notch would be smaller, but longer than on the iPhone X and would house two photosensors – while there would only be one at the back.
It is also specified that the XL model would keep a relatively thick border at the bottom of the screen. Google would probably be working on a model with no edges and no notches, but they would have preferred to preserve the front stereo speakers for this year’s product.
The smaller Google Pixel 3 will be very similar to its predecessor. Finally, the American operator Verizon would, once again, be Google’s exclusive partner.