iFixit’s latest teardown took on the newand while there weren’t a lot of surprises, it did clear up one of the remaining mysteries about the phone: Which company made its display.
Turns out it’s a Samsung AMOLED, the same type of display (though not necessarily the same screen) that appears in Samsung’s latest Galaxy models such as theand the Pixel 3’s predecessors, the .
That helps explain the PIxel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s great results for color gamut, accuracy and more in DisplayMate’s latest phone display tests.
A couple other notable takeaways from the teardown: The Pixel 3 has a lot more adhesive than the Pixel 2 models, much like the, making it harder to repair. It’s easy to remove the battery but more difficult to get to other parts which frequently need attention. And the full-size glass back makes it more likely to crack if dropped.