It has just been revealed that the Pixel 3 XL display is made by the technology giant Samsung – did you see this coming?
Many were enthusiastic about seeing the latest Pixel model at the Made by Google event and now that we put our hands on it, a question appeared: who made the display?
There was no mention of this in the official announcement of the Pixel 3, but the mystery has been solved. A teardown reveals that the latest smartphone display is manufactured by Samsung, and we don’t know how to feel about this.
Let’s not rush to conclusions though, as there’s a bit more to the story. iFixit did tear down the Pixel 3 XL and noticed the Samsung display, but did not do the same for the smaller gadget, Pixel 3. Moreover, tearing down one unit does not prove that all displays are manufactured by Samsung, so let’s not put all the eggs in one basket, as there is still a chance that other devices feature a display from different manufacturer, such as LG. However, wouldn’t that be a bit odd?
It is not known if Google sourced its display orders with Samsung alone, or with other company as well.
Still, iFixit discovered serial markings and adhesives that lead to the conclusion that the display was a Samsung AMOLED panel.