Some Pixel 3 XL Devices Are Growing a Second Notch

Posted on October 29, 2018 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Google, Hardware with 20 Comments

Google’s new Pixel 3 XL device comes with a notch, like many of the new phones coming out this year. Unlike other devices, though, Google’s notch on the Pixel 3 XL is quite large in comparison. And now there’s two of the same notch for some users.

A software bug on some Pixel 3 XL devices is resulting in the device growing a second, virtual notch on the side of the device. The notch disappears after a restart or changing some of the developer settings, but it’s certainly an annoying and funny bug. It would be very interesting to know exactly what is causing some of these devices to grow the second notch. It likely has something to do with Android’s developer settings that lets you create a virtual notch to test your apps for devices with notches. Either way, the bug is funny.

Google told Android Police that a fix for the issue will be coming soon, so it’s not that much of a big deal.

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