What’s the point of smartphone displays with curved edges? That seems to be a question that Google’s designers have been asking, as sources with Android Authority have learned that the company’s next flagship phone, the Pixel 8 Pro, will feature a flat OLED display as opposed to the ones seen in the Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 6 Pro, both of which had curved edges. The Pixel 8 Pro screen appears to be inferior in some ways to its predecessor, however, with comparisons alluding to a slightly smaller screen size, not to mention a lower resolution and PPI.
Google Pixel 8 Pro Display Specifications
|Pixel 7||Pixel 7 Pro||Pixel 8||Pixel 8 Pro|
|Corner radius (at native resolution)||47px||50px||102px||115px|
From an Android Authority report:
The perfect phone size has been an ongoing debate for years, and it doesn’t seem likely to end anytime soon. Regardless of your opinion on the subject, Google’s Pixel series offers two distinct display sizes — a smaller one on the non-Pro models (6.3-inch on the Pixel 6 and 7) and a larger, curved one on the Pro models (6.7-inch on 6 Pro and 7 Pro). While other specs of the phones aren’t exactly identical, it still gave users a choice.
With the Pixel 8 series, Google is tweaking the formula a bit. Firstly, the regular Pixel 8 is moving to a smaller display — 6.17-inch instead of the 6.3-inch on previous models. The Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, retains the same 6.7-inch size, but the panel is now flat — good news for the many people who consider flat displays to be a positive thing.