Based on CAD rendering comparison
THE Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are over six months away from debuting. However, a recent leak gave us a first detailed look at the major design changes Google is planning for its 2023 Pixels, including a flat screen, more rounded back, and housing the camera array in a single pill. Now the source of these leaks has shared close CAD render comparisons of the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro, showing how flat the next Pixel’s screen will be.
From CAD renderings shared by @Onleaks on Twitter, we have a good idea of how flat the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen is compared to Pixel 7 Pro curved screen. The difference may seem small, but a flat screen will help avoid accidental touches. It also means you should easily find a good (and cheap) tempered screen protector for the Pixel 8 Pro, unlike the Pixel 7 Pro.
Google could still use a 2.5D curved display on the Pixel 8 series, but that’s something only time will tell. Don’t worry about big borders and other weird details in CAD photos, because they are inaccurate.
The renders also give us a look at the rounded corners of the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro display compared to current-gen Pixels. Google intends to use screens with significantly more rounded corners on the new Pixels to complement their new rounded design. Here’s hoping Google also ensures that the curvature of system UI elements matches the rounded edges of the screen.
We’re not fans of screens with curved edges, but almost all of our favorite android phones use curved screens. But it looks like Google is set to buck the trend with the Pixel 8 Pro this year. Samsung has also taken a similar direction with the Galaxy S23 Ultra This year. While it hasn’t entirely ditched the curved edges of its 2023 flagship phone, the screen is much flatter than before.