In addition to foldable phones and possible roll-ups, smartphone manufacturers usually have the choice between curved screens or flat screens. Usually it all comes down to aesthetics, though fans of either type of display will likely argue over usability. Unfortunately, OEMs don’t often give consumers a choice, so if you want a particular phone model, you’re pretty much stuck with the display type chosen by the OEM.
The next Pixel 8 Pro is rumored to change things up and could possibly sport a flat screen. With that in mind, we want to know which display you prefer on a smartphone.
Samsung basically popularized the curved smartphone screen with phones like the Galaxy Note Edge and later models. Eventually, many other OEMs started to adopt the curved display on many of the best Android phones, and it’s generally reserved for high-end models like the Galaxy S23 Ultra, almost as if the curves themselves conveyed “premium”. .
It’s something that Google has apparently taken to heart with its recent Pixel launches. With the Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro, the company equips both models with a curved screen, while the non-Pro models have flat screens. Essentially, if you prefer flat screens, the Pro model might look less appealing despite the better specs, or alternatively, you might want the more affordable Pixel, but you’d be stuck wishing it came with a curved panel.
With the Pixel 8 series, it seems that Google is content with only one type of display. With the latest leaked renders of the devices, it looks like both the Pixel 8 And Pixel 8 Pro will use flat screens, much to the disappointment of those who prefer the curved aesthetic. It’s unclear why this change is being made, and perhaps Google will explain when the phones launch later this year, but it looks like curved display fans are taking an L this year, especially with Ultra screens still flattened from Samsung.
Let us know in the poll comments or on social media why you prefer one over the other.