Google Pixel 3 XL teardown confirms Samsung AMOLED display

Google Pixel 3 XL teardown confirms Samsung AMOLED display

Google Pixel 3 XL teardown confirms Samsung AMOLED display

To back up for a second, for those who missed out - yesterday, Verizon confirmed to us that the SIM locking policy they began implementing earlier this year was being applied to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Overall layout and internals of the Pixel 3 XL look mostly the same as the Pixel 2 XL last year. iFixit found the same Google SR3HX "Pixel Visual Core" chip as last year. In order to pre-book the smartphone the customers need to follow the below mentioned steps.

For now, this means you should buy from the Google Store if you intend to use another carrier.
However, the teardown didn't go as expected.

Another interesting detail is that Google has been using a lot of glue in the Pixel 3 XL, which probably makes it more waterproof - the phone is rated at IP68, which is top of the class right now. Apparently, the "6.3-inch QHD+ Flexible OLED is a Samsung working".

Verizon remains the exclusive Pixel 3 carrier in the U.S., and that isn't such a great thing this year, as the Pixel 3 phones are locked to Verizon's network.

That tiny chip offers a range of features that help keep Pixel 3 devices locked down.

That's not necessarily a bad deal if you can activate the new Pixel phone on Verizon first. Another reported it happens once every 20 photos taken with the Pixel 2 XL. Those are the main reasons why iFixit gave the phone 4/10.

Here's how one Pixel 3 user described the issue: After taking a photo, a small thumbnail of the photo appears on the side of the Camera app, which also serves as a shortcut for the camera's gallery.

If you do cop a malware infection, Titan M stops the code from trying to unlock the bootloader and alter low-level system stuff, according to Google.

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