Two days ago, some CAD renderings of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro appeared. The pictures gave a first impression of the upcoming Google flagships, which are expected to be launched in October. Today, the same source is back with some RAW CAD images comparing the Pixel 8 Pro’s display to that of its predecessor, last year’s Pixel 7 Pro. In addition, the renderings put the normal Pixel 8 in relation to the Pixel 7.
As you can see, the Google Pixel 8 Pro’s display is much less curved around the edges. In return, the corners are significantly more rounded. That latter change could result in a smartphone that feels significantly better in hand than the Pixel 7 Pro. Samsung just made the same twist in switching from the Galaxy S22 Ultra to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Google now appears to be following in the Korean company’s footsteps in this regard. The move doesn’t come as a surprise considering Samsung is expected to supply the display for the Pixel 8 Pro.
Incidentally, the comparison shots with the rounded corners do not show any bezels, since they are CAD images based on raw data that are not supposed to show anything like that. Accordingly, the new Google phones will not come with huge bezels either.
The Google Pixel 8’s display will also have rounded corners, similar to the Pixel 8 Pro, and therefore also have a less angular look than its predecessor, the Google Pixel 7. The flat display, on the other hand, remains a feature of the base pixel.