The compactness of smartphones has been ignored by many manufacturers for a long time. But there are great examples where smartphones get relatively smaller screens, and accordingly smaller bodies, and still have good sales. The Pixel has already experienced a slight tendency towards compactness, which according to Ross Young, head of Display Supply Chain Consultants, hasn’t stopped yet.
Last year, the Google Pixel 7 came out with a display diagonal of 6.3 inches, which was quite a bit smaller than the Pixel 6, which had 6.4. But the Pixel 8 this year can get a diagonal of 6.16 inches, only increasing the difference with the Pro version of the smartphone. This, of course, is not a dramatic change in size, but it will still make the device even more compact and convenient for everyday use.
From DSCC's new monthly OLED smartphone service:
– Google Pixel 8 – 6.16", down from 6.32" on the Pixel 7
– Google Pixel 8 Pro – 6.7", same as Pixel 7 Pro
Both start panel production in May.
— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) April 12, 2023
For a better comparison, we can recall several examples of small smartphones, among which there are Apple iPhone 14 and Samsung Galaxy S23, whose displays have 6.1 inches, as well as ASUS Zenfone 9 with an even smaller 5.9-inch screen. And compared to displays larger even by a few tenths of an inch, the mentioned examples can really be called more compact.
Mr. Young also notes that the screen diagonal of the Pixel 8 Pro will remain unchanged and will retain 6.7 inches. Production of displays for new models will begin in May.