We have our first reliable Pixel 3 rumor of the year. A report from Bloomberg claims that Foxconn will be the manufacturer for the Pixel 3, covering some aspects of the new design of the mobile phone.
Over the weekend, Android sites grumbled about a smartphone-protective glass leak from the depths of China's Twitter-like Weibo social media service. We decided not to leak the leak because it was completely disorganized ̵
First: the news from the production. Bloomberg says Google plans again a "Pixel 3" and "Pixel 3 XL" and just like Apple, the phone is made by Foxconn. This means that in the past the phone is more of an "in-house" job than pixel devices, since the pixels 1, 1 XL, and 2 were all made as a collaboration between Google and HTC while the Pixel 2 XL was being made with LG. Previously, Google had signed a $ 1.1 billion deal with HTC and one of its smartphone design teams, which had 2,000 employees. Bloomberg's report says that this team is "heavily involved" in the development of this phone. This deal was not finalized until January, so HTC's former team was not long enough to make a top-to-bottom in-house design, but they seemed to be long enough not to involve an OEM like LG or HTC
Next, Bloomberg gives a description of the phones, and make sure you manually check the functions of this weekend display leak, as shown above. The report says that the Pixel 3 XL has an "almost edge-to-edge screen, except for a thicker bezel known as the chin at the bottom of the phone." The display will also have a notch or cut-out at the top. "The report says the score" will not be as broad as a similar feature on the iPhone X, but significantly larger ".
The Bloomberg report also explains the two large holes in the notch and says, "The larger pixel will contain two camera lenses on the front of the phone." Interestingly, the report says that there is still only one camera on the back although there are now two in the front.
As for the smaller pixel 3, Bloomberg's report turns back to screen protection and says "the smaller one The model will look similar to Pixel 2 and will not include the notch or the edge-to-edge look." While the supposed Pixel-3 Protector leak also shows it with two large holes for dual-front cameras, Bloomberg does not vouch for this aspect of the leak.
Bloomberg and the screen protector both point to the same design aspects can get a better idea of what the last phone might look like @PhoneDesigner on Twitter. Using the screensaver as a base, the user made speculative renderings of what Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL might look like. Of course, the pages and backs are left to the imagination of the artist, but it's hard to go wrong with the front design if you have a screen sketch to work with.
Bloomberg sets October on release date, again with Verizon Wireless as "exclusive" carrier partner in the US. We even get a hint about a future pixel phone, with Bloomberg: "Google wants to completely remove the bezel in a future pixel, but retains the notch and chin this year to hold stereo speakers on the front of the phone."  There are still many questions here. What is the reason behind two cameras in the front, but one in the back? In accordance with Google Hardware's need to follow Apple's lead, is the front camera used for a biometric system with a Face ID system? What about the fingerprint reader? Will it be on the back, or will it use one of the new in-screen fingerprint readers we keep hearing about? Pixel 2 introduced us to the Pixel Visual Core, a Google-developed SoC for the camera, so the Pixel 3 will contain some new custom Google chips
The Display Protection leak and Bloomberg both claim the Pixel 3 XL have a large notch, and it sure looks big enough to require a distorted, larger than normal status bar, like the Essential Phone. That would put the design behind companies that have figured out how to make a score small enough to fit in the normal status bar height, like LG and OnePlus.
A case for the other hardware manufacturers would be typical of Google's pixel line. Pixels 1 and 2 were not the best hardware of their generation, but they had the best Android software. It looks like Pixel 3 will follow suit.