1. dsignori's Avatar
    I have the Note 9 now, which is really great, with an above average, but not great camera. I had the Pixel XL and the Pixel 2 XL and the camera on the Note is not as good.

    I suppose for this reason alone, I am likely going back to the Pixel series in fall. However, I really don't love the Pixel 3 XL's notch at all.

    Do the rumors to date seem to indicate that we are again getting a notch on the bigger version? If so, will it at least be smaller? If not, are there indications of a hole-punch approach? What are we hearing so far ?

    Thanks.
    04-03-2019 01:42 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    There are currently rumors both ways, so we'll just have to wait and see.
    04-03-2019 02:58 PM
  3. dsignori's Avatar
    Ok, I can wait. Just hoping they drop the notch.
    04-03-2019 04:09 PM
  4. sulla1965's Avatar
    I'd be shocked if they kept the notch.
    04-08-2019 05:15 PM
  5. dsignori's Avatar
    I hope they don't keep it.
    04-08-2019 05:17 PM
  6. gendo667's Avatar
    So far, I've only seen hole punch rumors. Who knows at this point. We should see information leak soon.

    I can say the hole punch on my S10 (not XL) is pretty much unnoticeable.
    04-08-2019 05:30 PM
  7. dsignori's Avatar
    So far, I've only seen hole punch rumors. Who knows at this point. We should see information leak soon.

    I can say the hole punch on my S10 (not XL) is pretty much unnoticeable.
    Well I’m hoping for the hole punch.
    04-08-2019 08:18 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Well I’m hoping for the hole punch.
    Looks like they probably going that way.
    dsignori likes this.
    04-21-2019 03:32 PM
  9. Kirstein Gourlay's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind the hole punch
    dsignori likes this.
    04-23-2019 08:17 AM
  10. dsignori's Avatar
    As long as there's no giant notch again....
    mustang7757 likes this.
    04-23-2019 08:22 AM
  11. belodion's Avatar
    Phone after phone after phone in recent years have been non-starters for me because of notches and, latterly, punch-holes. I don't even bother to read about them. If this one has either, it's no go.
    04-25-2019 04:13 AM
  12. dsignori's Avatar
    Phone after phone after phone in recent years have been non-starters for me because of notches and, latterly, punch-holes. I don't even bother to read about them. If this one has either, it's no go.
    A punch hole would be no problem for me at all. The 2 are not the same at all in my mind. To each his own, I suppose.
    04-25-2019 07:00 AM
  13. TraderGary's Avatar
    From what I see, the punch hole becomes part of the status bar area. That makes it absolutely no problem for me at all.
    04-27-2019 07:11 AM
  14. methodman89's Avatar
    Keep the Note and get a decent stand alone camera for when you want more quality, imo.
    04-27-2019 07:16 AM
  15. onthecouchagain's Avatar
    According to this reliable leaker: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Goog...-leak_id116059

    Pixel 4 will opt to go with hole-punch cutouts for the front cameras. I dig it.
    05-15-2019 10:08 AM
  16. dsignori's Avatar
    According to this reliable leaker: https://www.phonearena.com/news/Goog...-leak_id116059

    Pixel 4 will opt to go with hole-punch cutouts for the front cameras. I dig it.
    Thanks. While good news if true, that leak also suggested that the Pixel 4 will not have any buttons of any sort.

    That's seems seriously unlikely, and it calls the veracity of the entire leak into question.
    05-15-2019 10:40 AM
  17. sulla1965's Avatar
    LOL google design team would be insane if they kept the notch after the pixel 3 xl fiasco.
    05-16-2019 04:22 PM
  18. dsignori's Avatar
    LOL google design team would be insane if they kept the notch after the pixel 3 xl fiasco.
    I know. I agree.

    Also almost as bad is in Pie, the entire middle of the notifications area is blank even on non-notch Pixels. Does anyone know if Q is the same way? i.e. If there is a hole punch, will we still have WASTED notification area space?
    05-16-2019 04:53 PM
  19. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thanks. While good news if true, that leak also suggested that the Pixel 4 will not have any buttons of any sort.

    That's seems seriously unlikely, and it calls the veracity of the entire leak into question.
    Those don't seem realistic. The cameras are back to back. Doubtful they could do that.
    05-16-2019 05:32 PM
  20. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    If Skinomi is to be believed (and they've been around for a bit), here's what we'd be looking at for the Pixel 4 (though the screen shows the old school 3 buttons, double front camera even on the 4)
    Can we expect a notch or no for the Pixel 4 XL?-2-pack-google-pixel-4-techskin-screen-protector-28.jpg
    05-30-2019 08:36 AM
  21. ahaxton's Avatar
    If Skinomi is to be believed (and they've been around for a bit), here's what we'd be looking at for the Pixel 4 (though the screen shows the old school 3 buttons, double front camera even on the 4)
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    .......that render makes no sense. Assuming the screen protector only protects the screen and not the black bezel part, why would there be a notch at the top and bottom for a speaker that it doesn't cover?
    05-30-2019 10:32 AM
  22. Jeremy8000's Avatar
    .......that render makes no sense. Assuming the screen protector only protects the screen and not the black bezel part, why would there be a notch at the top and bottom for a speaker that it doesn't cover?
    I think that may be a faulty assumption. Generally speaking, manufacturers aren't going to specifically avoid covering the black bezel portion without reason. If they can go true edge to edge (other than accommodations for hole punch, speakers, etc), it makes it easier for consumers to get a perfect fit and allows for greater protection, providing their product with a greater value. The reason why many SP's don't go edge to edge is the the difficulty in conforming to the rounded edge nature of modern smartphones.
    05-31-2019 10:35 AM
  23. davidnc's Avatar
    As long as there's no giant notch again....
    What if there's a notch and a hole punch ?
    DMP89145 likes this.
    06-20-2019 02:05 PM

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