Google Pixel 3's OLED panel is LG-made, teardown reveals


As you know if you read DL comments, people weren't exactly thrilled with this move, especially since the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are built to work on every single major USA carrier, even if Verizon is the exclusive carrier partner.

iFixit teardown of smartphones is something people follow up closely.

In other words, Google still uses LG display, against our speculation that the company may have officially broken ties with LG. Instead, Samsung is the new screen supplier for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Apparently, the "6.3-inch QHD+ Flexible OLED is a Samsung working". If you buy the Pixel 3 XL from Verizon Wireless, it comes with an added Verizon Tax which bumps the 64GB Pixel 3 XL to $929 and the 128GB Pixel 3 XL to $1029, on the flipside, the regular Pixel 3 costs the same as it does from the Google Store. Sadly, this leaves the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with an underwhelming score of just 4 out of 10. However, the new development seems like their deal is officially closed, at least for Google Pixel devices.

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The Pixel 2 XL was panned for its display, which had screen burn-in issues when it first launched.

The most notable piece of information that seemingly flew under the radar amidst the plethora of leaks, is that Google is no longer working with LG to produce its displays. Those are the main reasons why iFixit gave the phone 4/10. Given that Apple smartphones have a wide perception of being more secure and most Android manufacturers have poor track records, Google has been pushing its Pixel devices as being superior in terms of user security, data privacy and safety. Such news did not go over well and now the carrier has removed the SIM locks while it tries to figure out a long-term solution.