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Google Pixel 3 might be made by LG instead of HTC

We're still waiting for the second iteration of Google's Pixel phones, but there's already some rumors floating around about the Pixel 3. The original Pixel and Pixel XL were plagued by supply shortages, and so Google may be seeking out a new producer for its flagship smartphones. Read on for more details.

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Around five million Pixel phones have been sold worldwide, and if it weren't for limited supply, Google might have been able to sell even more. The Investor, a Korean news site, reports that an industry insider says "Google is seeking a new partner for the phone's stable supply," and that it is likely LG may even help produce some of the upcoming Pixel 2 phones, which are to be launched later this year.

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The LG-made Nexus 5X. / © ANDROIDPIT

HTC, the manufacturer of the Pixel phones thus far, would be out of the picture, it seems, and LG would be taking up the task of producing Google's phones again. LG previously made the firm's Nexus smartphones in 2012, 2013 and 2015. Google may even be planning to invest around $900 million in LG Display's OLED production, according to The Investor's sources. Though all of this is merely unconfirmed speculation according to LG.

Would you like to see an LG-made Pixel phone in the future? Let us know in the comments!

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  • why not of course

  • The whole idea is not only boring but reeks of duplicity. Why get LG to make your phones? What's the bright idea that Google is giving LG that LG doesn't already have? LG makes highly praised mobiles itself. Why do we want a phone made by LG and hyped as a Google phone?

  • if the current overpriced overated pixel looked anything like the G6 I'd be using it.. but it doesn't, physically it's a 2yr old design.. I expect premium design for premium price tag.
    I really hope LG does make at least 1 of the Pixels and it's​ based on the G6 minus the glass back.

  • I have the 2016 Google Pixel XL and would like the next Google Pixel phones to be priced lower than what I paid for mine, yet have the latest and greatest features with Band 66 LTE, 5G, better battery, larger internal storage (min 64Gs, 256Gs and 512Gs) and waterproof. The camera 📷 should also have at least 20x optical zoom without making a bump. Since I had to pay $1300 for Pixel XL, I plan on keeping it for 4 to 5 years to get my money's 💰 worth out of it.

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