This year’s Google Pixel 3 XL is using OLED display from Samsung, not LG, revealed iFixit teardown on Tuesday. iFixit tore down both new Google flagship smartphones in their lab and what has come as a surprise, is that Google has ditched LG’s OLED display over Samsung’s AMOLED panel. Moreover, it uses the same touch controller part used in the Samsung Galaxy S9+. Also Read - Google Pay will not charge transfer fee from Indian users; Google India clarifiesAlso Read - 400 new games coming to Google Stadia cloud gaming platform
That’s in contrast to last year’s Google Pixel 2 XL‘s OLED panel, which was manufactured by LG. As for the regular Pixel 3, iFixit hasn’t said anything about the display panel, but it seems that it might also be from Samsung. Also Read - Google Pay to remove payments on web app, adds fee on instant money transfers
“Samsung’s panels should be a little more reliable than last year’s, but unfortunately this one comes with a Samsung-esque repair process as well,” writes iFixit.
They have also noted that replacing Google Pixel 3 screen will be tricky, and it will most likely require replacing the whole frame of the phone, which will add to the cost. Overall, iFixit has also rated down the repairability score of new Google Pixel 3 devices to 4 out of 10. Previous, Google Pixel 2 XL had 6/10 and the original Pixel XL repairability score was 7/10.
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Earlier this week, DisplayMate awarded Google Pixel 3 XL s OLED panel as Best Smartphone Display in an exhaustive shootout. It earned Highest A+ Rating in their testing. According to DisplayMate, Google improved the display on multiple quality parameters, including Absolute Picture Quality and Absolute Color Accuracy . This has been achieved by implementing Precision Factory Display Calibration , moving the overall Pixel 3 XL display performance up to record-setting outstanding levels.