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Android P beta settings may have leaked the notch-less design of Google Pixel 3

Google Pixel 3 is likely to be the first smartphone with Android P out of the box to showcase what Google can do on the software side.

  • Published: May 28, 2018 4:09 PM IST
Google Pixel 3 illustration

Image: SlashLeaks


Android P Beta has been out for some time and considering that it is developed by software engineers at Google. It is likely that these engineers have better access to the designs that the company may be working on its upcoming products such as the much anticipated Google Pixel 3. According to a report by SlashLeaks, it is likely that Android P Beta may have leaked the design of the upcoming Google Pixel 3. According to the post, the illustrations in the settings app in Android P Beta may hint at what Google is working on behind its closed doors.

The reason for this is because most of the times, these illustrations are based on the flagship devices by Google regardless of the fact that they have been released in the market. Also, the Pixel 3 is likely to be the first smartphone by Google with Android P out of the box to showcase what the company can do on the software side, similar to Android 8.1 Oreo on Google Pixel 2.

Watch: How to install Android P Beta on select smartphones

According to the page, the “Sound” menu in the Settings app shows off an illustration of a smartphone without a notch on the display and revamped gesture controls. We are unsure if the illustration is supposed to showcase Google Pixel 3 or any other notch-less device that Google may be working on.

It may also be hinting at the upcoming trend for smartphone market similar to the notch trend at the end of 2017 and the beginning of this year. However, it is likely because the company will much rather showcase design of its own hardware lineup to keep things familiar rather than of other companies such as HTC, OnePlus, LG, or Samsung.

If it indeed is Google Pixel 3, then the lack of the notch on the device does make us wonder how Google has managed to eliminate it. Could it be that they have finally figured out how to crack the “under display camera” or maybe the camera emerges from one of the sides similar to that in the Vivo Alex concept.

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  • Published Date: May 28, 2018 4:09 PM IST