Yesterday, leaked CAD-based renders of the Pixel 8 Pro gave us our first glimpse of Google’s upcoming flagship device set to launch in October.
Today, the same source has shared raw CAD shots comparing the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen to its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro from last year, as well as the Pixel 8’s to the Pixel 7’s.
The Pixel 8 Pro’s screen will feature significantly less curvature on the edges, but will have much more rounded corners. This design change could make it more comfortable to hold than the Pixel 7 Pro. Google seems to be following Samsung’s lead by opting for less curved edges for its Ultras, which is not surprising since Samsung is expected to supply the Pixel 8 Pro’s display panel.
It’s worth noting that the comparison shots of the rounded corners are not bezels; they are raw CAD shots intended for other purposes. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro having unsightly, oversized bezels. Hopefully, this trend will never be popular again.
The Pixel 8’s screen will have similarly rounded corners to the Pixel 8 Pro, giving it a less boxy appearance than its predecessor. The non-Pro flagship Pixel will continue to feature a flat screen.