This week, we got our first glimpse of the upcoming Pixel 8 Pro, and one of the most intriguing details is its reported flatter display compared to last year’s Pixel 7 Pro. If you were hoping for further evidence to support this rumor, look no further than the latest leaked images. These images offer a closer look at the Pixel 8 Pro’s design, confirming its sleek and modern flat screen. It appears that Google has made a significant departure from the curved screen design of the Pixel 7 Pro, opting for a more refined and streamlined display.
The source that previously leaked the CAD-based renders of the Pixel 8 Pro has returned today with a new set of raw CAD images. These images offer a comparison of the Pixel 8 Pro’s screen with its predecessor, the Pixel 7 Pro from last year, as well as the Pixel 8’s display compared to the Pixel 7’s. By providing a side-by-side view of the screens, these CAD images provide a clear illustration of the Pixel 8 Pro’s flatter display design, which is notably different from the curved screen of the Pixel 7 Pro. The comparison also highlights the improvements in the Pixel 8’s screen design over the Pixel 7’s.
Upon closer inspection of the new raw CAD images, it becomes apparent that the Pixel 8 Pro’s display is significantly flatter on its edges when compared to the Pixel 7 Pro. The images show a more uniform flatness on the edges of the screen, which gives it a sleeker and more modern appearance.
Another noticeable difference (pictured below) between the Pixel 8 Pro and its predecessor is the shape of the device’s corners. While the Pixel 7 Pro has always had sharp and pointed corners, the Pixel 8 Pro takes a more rounded and bubbly approach. This new design choice gives the Pixel 8 Pro a significantly different feel when held in hand.
It seems that Google’s design choice to move away from a curved display on the Pixel 8 Pro aligns with a broader trend in the smartphone industry. Samsung, in particular, has been opting for less curved edges on its Ultra models in recent years, and it’s possible that Google took a cue from this design shift. This isn’t entirely unexpected, considering that Samsung is rumored to be the supplier for the Pixel 8 Pro’s display panel.
It’s worth noting that Samsung has continued its trend of moving away from curved edges on its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S23 Ultra. This phone’s screen is notably flatter than its predecessor, the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
It’s worth clarifying that the raw CAD renders of the Pixel 8 Pro do not confirm thicker display bezels, despite what others may have suggested. According to @OnLeaks, the images only depict hardware design differences and do not show any display bezels or other features.
It’s also important to keep in mind that these are raw CAD renders and are subject to change before the device’s final release. As such, we should take these images with a grain of salt and wait for official confirmation from Google regarding the Pixel 8 Pro’s design and specifications.