Google accidentally confirms the unsurprising existence of the Pixel 3

It may only be April, but with Google I/O just a month away, thoughts are turning towards Android P and the next generation of Pixel handsets. Speaking of which, Google itself has accidentally confirmed the rather unsurprising existence of a Pixel 3 on its Android Open Source Project (AOSP) pages. 

The confirmation of the ‘Pixel 3’ existence comes via Ivan Mehta who posted the information on his Twitter feed (embedded above). Basically, Google published a new commit on its AOSP pages mentioning the Pixel 3 and hinting at improved networking performance.

Recently it was reported that Google is developing a third Pixel handset that will be targeted at emerging markets such as India. As such, it’s expected that this third variant will sport mid-range specs and be much cheaper than the premium-priced Pixel 3 handsets.

So, we have our first sighting of the Pixel moniker in Google’s AOSP commits, which is pretty exciting in itself but it doesn’t tell us anything much. It’s easy to foresee that the Pixel 3 phones will feature a more powerful processor, better cameras, thinner bezels, and possibly a notch, and dare I hope for wireless charging as well? Who knows, but we’ll be hearing much more about Google’s new handsets in the weeks and months ahead.

Source: Ivan Mehta (Twitter)


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Huawei MediaPad M5 (8.4) in his pockets and thinks nothing of lugging a 17-inch laptop around in his backpack. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).