The Pixel 2 is not even out and already we’ve been hearing rumours about the Pixel 3. According to sources coming out of Asia, Google and LG might again partner-up to produce one of the search giant’s phones.
But immediately after this rumour emerged, LG officially denied the claims. After the Nexus demise, HTC was in charge of producing the first Google Pixel device, and various industry insiders expect the partnership to continue in 2017.
But LG worked with Google for the Nexus 4, Nexus 5 and Nexus 5X, so it’s not outlandish to assume the two will join forces again in the future, to produce a Pixel device.
To add more fuel to the fire, we’ve previously heard Google was looking to invest $1,204 million CAD in an effort to secure a consistent OLED panel order for its Pixel phones. The same sources from Korea claim LG could even end up manufacturing the Pixel 2. However, given that the company has firmly shut down the Pixel 3 manufacturing rumours, it is quite hard to believe this will indeed be the case.
In any case, if Google ends up securing the OLED panel order, the Pixel 2 might arrive with a dual curved display in the vein of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.