Android manufacturers don’t always talk about their suppliers, and with the Pixel 8 it’s probably even better, it just confuses us.
Like every year, there will be reports of some problems with the displays of the new Pixel phones in 2023. This time, for example, it’s about the Pixel 8 Pro. But far more exciting than the few reports of screen problems is who actually makes displays for Google.
If you look and search the source codes of the devices, two different manufacturers are named for the Pixel 8 display. Besides Samsung, BOE is also a supplier. So Google Source screens the same performance data from two different sources.
It looks like this display combination only applies to the regular Pixel 8, but not the more expensive Pixel 8 Pro. In the new top model, Google has installed a remarkably good display panel that only Samsung can offer. According to available information, this is the first smartphone with Samsung’s new E7 panel.
Samsung upped the ante with the display on the Pixel 8 Pro, and it’s likely to feature on the Galaxy S24 series as well. Google is an increasingly important partner for Samsung, as customers such as Xiaomi move to compete for their own flagship smartphones.