According to a new report out of China, Google wants to invest in LG Display to make flexible OLED display for next-generation smartphones. However, LG hasn’t confirmed the deal yet, which means that the Pixel 2 would not feature curved displays.
Instead, if the deal goes through, Google could start using curved displays on the Pixel 3 and other future devices. Therefore, it all really remains in the hands of LG. Nevertheless, curved edge-to-edge displays are becoming the norm in the smartphone industry.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix started the revolution, and now the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are going to make it a thing. Most smartphones coming out in 2017 would also feature displays with thin side bezels and curved edges.
Google could launch one variant of a future Pixel with a regular screen, while the larger XL variant could have a curved display. Samsung is already ahead of others, and it looks like people really like the edge-to-edge curved displays on the new Galaxy S8.