Published: Sun, October 21, 2018
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Teardown reveals Google Pixel 3 display is made by LG

Teardown reveals Google Pixel 3 display is made by LG

If you want the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, aren't a Verizon customer, and don't want to order it from Google, this lock made it impossible for you to get one in the US. As is the case with most portable devices out there, the Pixel 3 line-up has been slammed by the teardown firm for using a lot of glue, making it much harder to fix than previous models.

Verizon confirmed to The Verge that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL phones sold by Verizon won't be unlocked as some people may have expected. While we did know that this chip is meant to make the new devices more secure, Google has now revealed details on exactly how the Titan M chip works in a new blog post. This policy isn't limited to Pixel 3 phones; it applies to all Verizon phones. This is unlike the past year Pixel family that had the larger, Pixel 2 XL with a panel from LG and the smaller, Pixel 2 with a Samsung display.

That helps explain the PIxel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's great results for color gamut, accuracy and more in DisplayMate's latest phone display tests.

Impact: While this seems like a positive move from Verizon, it still remains to be seen how effective it will be in the long term. It shouldn't be a deal-breaker, but it's something to keep in mind when deciding where to buy your shiny new Pixel 3 or 3 XL from.

The telco has announced that both the Pixel smartphones - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have arrived on the Airtel online store. Likewise, this will also likely be good news for Google, as while the Pixel phone-maker has often attracted criticism for not allowing the sale of its phones through other carriers, the reducing of Verizon models to only use on Verizon's network first could have seriously impacted on sales of the Pixel 3 altogether.

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