Google Pixel 3 XL iFixit Teardown Reveals Samsung OLED Display

Google Pixel 3 XL iFixit Teardown Reveals Samsung OLED Display

Google describes the Titan M chip in the Pixel 3 as an "enterprise-grade security chip" which was custom built for Pixel 3, building on their Titan security Chip used in Google Data Centres to protect your data in the cloud.

Just a day after the Pixel 3 XL was spotted featuring an AMOLED panel from Samsung, a teardown carried out by iFixit has now revealed the presence of an LG OLED display on Google Pixel 3.


iFixit teardown of smartphones is something people follow up closely. That could mean that the Google Camera app is at fault. We hope the LG display will be on par with the Pixel 3 XL's excellent Samsung OLED. Apparently, the "6.3-inch QHD+ Flexible OLED is a Samsung working".

After examining the Pixel 3's construction which included massive amounts of glue for the rear glass panel, iFixit gave Google's new flagship a poor repairability score of 4 out of 10.


For now, if you walk into a Best Buy store to buy a Pixel 3 or 3 XL, you should be able to do so without needing to wait for Verizon's systems to SIM unlock it. Putting a Verizon SIM in it, the phone worked fine - but it complained again as soon as it had another U.S. SIM inserted, so this isn't just a "first-time setup" requirement. Another reported it happens once every 20 photos taken with the Pixel 2 XL.

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. 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. Once that's done, the carrier will unlock the device overnight, according to the company.


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