A Deep Dive into the Flat Display of the Google Pixel 8 Pro

Pixel 8 Pro: A CAD Render Comparison

The release of Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro is still more than six months away, but recent leaks have given us a glimpse of the major design changes that Google plans to include in its 2023 Pixels. Some of the prominent changes include a flat display, a more rounded back, and housing the camera array inside a single pill. Close-up CAD render comparisons of Pixel 7 Pro and Pixel 8 Pro shared by the source of these leaks show how flat the screen on the upcoming Pixel is going to be.

From the CAD renders shared by @Onleaks on Twitter, we get a clear idea of how flat the Pixel 8 Pro’s display will be compared to the Pixel 7 Pro’s curved screen. Although the difference might seem negligible, a flat display helps in preventing accidental touches and makes it easier to find a good and cheap tempered screen protector for Pixel 8 Pro, unlike Pixel 7 Pro.

It is still not clear whether Google will use a 2.5D curved display on the Pixel 8 series or not. However, the renders show the rounded corners of Pixel 8 and 8 Pro’s display compared to the current-gen Pixels. Google plans to use screens with significantly more rounded corners on the new Pixels to complement their new rounded design. It is expected that Google will ensure that the curvature of the system UI elements matches the display’s rounded edges.

Most Android phones have displays with curved edges, but Google and Samsung seem to be going the other way. Samsung took a similar step with the Galaxy S23 Ultra this year. Although it did not entirely abandon curved edges on its flagship phone, the display is flatter than before.