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This is the crazy new all-screen design that’ll reportedly replace the notch next year

This is the crazy new all-screen design that’ll reportedly replace the notch next year

Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL flagship phones were released on Thursday, finally giving fans the opportunity to get their hands on the latest and greatest pure Android phones. They’re not without their faults, of course, but overall the phones are terrific new options that are as fast and smooth as anything else on the market. The larger Pixel 3 XL also has the distinguished honor of having the largest display notch on any widely available smartphone to date. That’s right, Apple’s notch from the iPhone X has reached its most massive form on Google’s newest flagship phone.

The notch has had a brief but eventful run over the past couple of years. LG and a small, floundering startup called Essential were among the first companies to launch smartphones with notches cut out of the display, but it was Apple’s “all-screen” iPhone X design that just about every Android phone maker on the planet chose to copy. Beginning next year, however, there’s a pretty innovative new design trend that will reportedly begin to replace the notch.