Curved screens in Android phones are becoming a new norm in the last few years. I love my curved screen phone as it looks much better than the flat one. In a recent development, Google Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to ignore this divisive design choice as it will opt out for a flat one. In my opinion, jumping from a curved display to a flat one might not be a good strategy for the search engine giant.
The reason is that most flagship devices have curved screens to improve display quality. I have no idea why the company would like to offer a new flat-screen design for its Google Pixel 8 Pro. However, there are mixed opinions about this new development. The naysayers are happy because they won’t get annoying reflections, quirk touch rejection, and expensive glass protectors.
The Google Pixel 8 Pro Is The Odd One Out…
Back in 2015, Samsung entered the phone market with the amazing Galaxy S6 Edge. I still remember how its hype was all over the internet, and my rich friends had it within the first few weeks. Since then, it has been a trend in highly marketed flagship Android phones.
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Almost all famous brands, including OnePlus, Samsung, and others, have shipped their flagships with this screen trend. Some brands went ahead and offered waterfall designs to maintain market dominance. Initially, Google didn’t adopt this design, and the Pixel 2 XL was the first phone to get it.
The later versions of Pixel phones remain unnoticeable despite having curved screens. Now, there is a shift in strategy as Google Pixel 8 Pro will have a flat-screen. This could be a response to other brands that are moving away from this screen trend. Samsung ditched the curved screen with the Galaxy S20 series even though it made this design concept popular earlier.
Google is now moving away from this screen technology with a new flat display that has been observed in early CAD-based renders. In detail, the edges will be slightly curved while the other part of the screen remains flat. For some users, this is a big win, while some Pixel fans like me may miss the old display.