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Google Pixel 3 XL teardown reveals Samsung screen, tons of glue

The larger Pixel 3 XL will cost $899 for the 64GB variant or $999 for the 128GB model.

The teardown experts over at iFixit have ripped open the Google Pixel 3 XL revealing a bunch of new additions to Google's latest flagship smartphone. If you want the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, aren't a Verizon customer, and don't want to order it from Google, this lock made it impossible for you to get one in the US. We don't know for sure how many companies Google sourced this out to. The action timeframe supported by Predictive Capture is also comparable to what the Pixel 3 lineup offers, not to mention that the Sony-developed solution delivers autofocus between bursts as well.

Google uses the Titan M chip in their "Verified Boot", a secure boot process that Google first started playing with in Android 4.4, but implemented as Android Verified Boot past year in Android Oreo.

Also, last year, the Pixel 2 XL and its LG screen weren't impressive, with users outright complaining about it.

The Titan M has been integrated into the boot process for the Pixel 3. All you need to do is activate the Pixel 3, or any other phone, with Verizon.

So, while the display is expected to be much more reliable and crisp than LG's attempt, iFixit partly blames Samsung's screen implementation for its lack of repairability. However, the new development seems like their deal is officially closed, at least for Google Pixel devices.

Impact: Manufacturers overselling their smartphones are not a new occurrence in the industry and the Pixel 3 line remains an excellent choice for mobile photography enthusiasts despite the shortcoming of Top Shot.

While Google remains adamant its devices are the ultimate synthesis of hardware and software, its roots are apparently still making it prioritize the latter.

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