It’s finally gone, with Google doing away with curved displays for its Pixel series.
I’ve never been a big fan and I certainly won’t be again. But it doesn’t have to be that way, as curved displays are finally disappearing from the smartphone world. Apple never went along with this nonsense and Samsung, as a pioneer, got back to it earlier than others.
With Google now following suit, curved displays haven’t had a particularly long shelf life in the Pixel world. Prior to the Pixel 6, vertically curved displays were only available on very early Nexus devices. But like other flagship phones the two curved sides are only found on Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro.
The latest images and photos finally confirm that the Pixel 8 Pro no longer has curved sides. The glass is only slightly rounded, but the classic curved display is gone now. Now I’m really excited to see when Xiaomi and Co. will go down this path
Although Google has done a great job of making sure you don’t make any wrong entries using a curved display, it still has visual drawbacks. For example, light refracts differently, which can create an ugly effect or shadow. It didn’t narrow the edges of the screen; Google didn’t even try to achieve this effect.