Google is expanding its atheist design to further enhance subtle, rounded corners by manually adjusting the Pixel 3 screen corners during startup, as a Reddit user has seen before. Material Theme, an updated version of the company's software design philosophy, is the driving force behind the redesigns of Gmail and Chrome. You'll see it above all in the new Chrome tab, which avoids rough and pronounced corners for softer, rounded corners.
Google does not go far enough to turn the edges of the Pixel 3 display into Chrome Tab replicas, but uses a subtle software trick to reduce the radius of each corner of the display to create more rounded corners. The radius change means that the Pixel 3 screen does not use the available screen background at its absolute maximum, although it is a pretty subtle limit if you are not watching the change closely during the startup phase of the phone.
In the GIF below You can see how the corner changes shape a few seconds after the device turns on:
Google does not do so well on the Pixel 3 XL as we can tell from the restart The Verge 's valuation model several times. This is particularly interesting because some people have pointed to the lack of consistency between the upper edge display curve and the lower bezel or "chin" in the larger version. Theoretically, it sounds like Google could do something on the software side to make the corners fit, but it does not look like it's going to happen unless a lot of users complain about it. Still, some people have noticed:
So I have no problem with the notch of the Pixel 3 XL. However, if you notice that the top corners and bottom corners of the display are not the same radius, you can not pick it up. pic.twitter.com/BSrQlL1Bjx
– Andrew Martonik (@andrewmartonik) October 11, 2018
Some users of Reddit mentioned above point out that on the Pixel 2 XL the same change in the screen corner occurs, but that would make sense considering that both the Pixel 2 XL and the Standard Pixel 3 have similar shaped displays and lack the edge-to-edge look of the Pixel 3 XL. Anyway, this is not something that interferes with someone's ability to use the standard Pixel 3 or any visual experience on the device.
It's usually just a small peculiarity that shows Google's aesthetic taste when it comes to corner design.