Google Pixel 3 XL bug adds side notch to the display

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | | Technology

Google Pixel 3 XL has encountered a bug that adds a second notch, as reported by UrAvgConsumer, and other Twitter and Reddit users. As per these reports, the Pixel 3 XL bug introduces a virtual bug on the right side, that appears on the top half. The Google flagship holds a notch over its display, that houses the phone’s dual cameras, as well as some sensors.

The problem was first reported by UrAvgConsumer on October 25, with a tweet that reads “So my Pixel randomly grew another notch today.” Other users made similar complaints, and in each case, the second ‘virtual’ notch seems to appear over the same region of the display. The problem has been detected after a user switches to landscape mode, and then attempts to revert back. Some users also claimed that the bug could be fixed by restarting the phone, or by altering the phone’s developer settings.


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So my Pixel randomly grew another notch today. 😂

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Reports from The Verge and AndroidPolice have also confirmed the presence of this Pixel 3 XL bug. When contacted by the AndroidPolice, Google responded by confirming its knowledge of the bug, and said it is working on a software update for the same.

Pixel 3 series has been involved in a spate of bugs since its launch. Most recently, the Google phones faced a photo saving bug, that would not save images shot in HDR mode. As per user reports, the bug occurs if a user takes an HDR image from the Google camera app, and switches to another app immediately after tapping on the ‘Save image’ option. Google has promised a fix for it in the weeks to come.