Google is expected to unveil the Pixel 7a at its I/O developer conference next month. In addition, they are currently working diligently on the flagships of the Pixel 8 series for 2023. Industry insiders have published new details on the subject today. According to Ross Young of Display Supply Chain Consultants, Google will put a 6.16-inch display on the Pixel 8 and a 6.7-inch panel on the Pixel 8 Pro. The order for the displays went to Samsung and production is scheduled to start in May.
The diagonal of the Google Pixel 8 is actually slightly smaller than the 6.32-inch display of the Pixel 7. The Pixel 8 Pro, on the other hand, will be the third Pro version in a row with a diagonal of 6.7 inches. Both upcoming Google phones have already surfaced in CAD-based renders last month. According to the pictures, Google will not adopt the currently popular flat sides. Instead, the display edges are slightly curved, as are the rounded edges and the camera module.
However, the displays of the Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro should be less curved at the edges. This should make the smartphones feel much better in the hand than the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. Samsung just made the same change in the move from the Galaxy S22 Ultra to the Galaxy S23 Ultra. Google now apparently wants to follow in the footsteps of the Koreans. That doesn’t come as a surprise when Samsung already produces the displays for Google.