Google extends its atheist design that further favors subtle, rounded corners by manually adjusting the Pixel 3 screen’s corner during launch, as seen by an eagle reddit user earlier today. Material themes, an updated version of the company’s program design philosophy, are the driving force behind Gmail and Chrome rebuilds lately, and you notice the most common in the new Chrome flick structure that eliminates rough and pronounced corners for smootherly rounded ones.
Google does not go as far as turning the edges of the Pixel 3 screen into tabs in the Chrome tab, but it uses a subtle software stick to “shrink” the radius of each corner of the screen to produce more rounded corners. The radio output means that the Pixel 3 screen does not use the available display property in its absolute maximum value, but it’s a pretty much notable cutoff if you do not observe the change during the phone’s startup phase.
In GIF below, you can see the conversion of corner changes a few moments after the device is turned on:
Google does not do it on Pixel 3 XL, so much we can tell you about reboot The Verge review model often. It is interesting for the most part because some people have commented on the lack of consistency between the edge-to-edge display curve and the bottom frame or “chin” on the larger version. Theoretically it sounds like Google could do something on the program page to make the corners match, but it does not look like it will happen unless a ton of users really complain about it. Still, some people have noticed:
Some users Reddit thread mentioned above note that the same screen angle change occurs on Pixel 2 XL, but it would be good considering both Pixel 2 XL and standard Pixel 3 have similar monitors and lack the Pixel 3 XL edge.
Anyway, it does not affect anyone’s ability to use standard Pixel 3 or any visual experience on the device. It’s mostly just a little small quirk showing Google’s aesthetic taste in corner design.