Google Pixel And Pixel XL Display Assembly Leaks Show a Balanced Front Design

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Display Assembly Leaks Show a Balanced Front Design

As we inch closer to the launch day of the Pixel duo, new leaks are flowing in giving us a better picture of what to expect. The Android community expected a set of Nexus devices this year, but in line with Google’s renewed focus on hardware, what we are getting instead are the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL.

Previous leaks and renders for the device show us devices that look like they have borrowed the front off the HTC One A9. But new pics of what are allegedly the display assembly for the devices show a front design that looks a lot more balanced in terms of top and bottom bezels.

The Sailfish, aka the Google Pixel with device codename S1, bears a display that is 4.99″ in size:


The Marlin, aka the Google Pixel XL with device codename M1, bears a display that is 5.46″ in size:

As is visible, the front bezels on the device are not that bad. The bottom chin looks more balanced with the top, and this should remain the case when the screen is off. When you do have screen on, the display will also include the navigation bar, which can give the illusion that the bezel is larger than it appears.

Reddit user kalasipaee made comparison pics based of this leak to visually show how the device measures up with the latest Nexus:


Alternate picture with bottom edges lined up:

Size Comparison

Keep in mind that these images are based on display assembly of products that are not yet official. While the source in question has been reliable in the past with its leaks of display assemblies of the Moto G4 and the Moto G4 Plus, these are still to be considered with a pinch of salt till the products go official.

The Nexus 6P is a good example of phones that should not be written off till they are officially revealed. We hope Google manages to do the same with regards to the Pixel devices.

What are your thoughts on the Pixel and the Pixel XL based on these images? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]