The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are without a doubt one of the best releases from any smartphone manufacturer this year. Following the quality issues that plagued last year’s the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, popular YouTuber, MKBHD, has just had his personal Pixel 3 handset jeopardized as a vertical line appears across the display.
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has quite a swap this year. Several sources, including iFixit, have confirmed that Google has switched sides this year as Google sources display panels from LG for the Pixel 3 and Samsung panels for the larger Pixel 3 XL contrary to last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL lineup featuring Samsung and LG panels, respectively. After a number of tests, DisplayMate even called the display on the Pixel 3 XL one of the best displays it has ever tested, lining up with the best of the best on their graphs. Certainly, Samsung is here to blame with this one.
I’m not about to make an entire video, but RIP this Pixel 3 XL. My screen just got this permanent pink line of dead pixels down the middle out of nowhere. Wtf pic.twitter.com/CcbyEmE2G8
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) October 24, 2018
Marques reports that he did try to restart the device, tried dead pixel tests and tried resetting it, nothing worked.
While Google has suffered enough of these issues in the past with screen burn-ins and other display issues with the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, seeing this become a widespread problem this soon from the company would be devastating. The company so far has missed the jackpot pretty much every single time since the Pixel series debuted.
With the company looking to switch up displays on the two, Google was definitely aware of the issues that plagued the displays on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL which also prompted them to switch sides with the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. While MKBHD definitely seems to be among the first batch of users to experience the problem, we’re hoping that this is a single isolated case as Google plans to move forward into India.
Brand reputation is a big factor in India. And given that the recent slew of rumors have suggested that Google is planning to launch a device in India, most probably with Xiaomi, Google definitely has to pull its socks together to assure users that this isn’t the case. However, given that Xiaomi would be responsible for launching the device in India, Google would have a better chance of getting issues isolated throughout the reason. And if for any reason you do doubt the rumor, we have a good explanation for why Google may be interested to launch itself in India.