New report has it that LG will make the Pixel 3, LG dismisses it as "pure speculation"


According to a fresh report from a Korean publication, LG is "expected" to manufacture the Google Pixel 3 family of smartphones that should be released sometime in 2018. Until then, of course, Google will first have to launch the Pixel 2 series - however, like the Pixel and Pixel XL (pictured above) from last year, this will probably be made by HTC.

As you likely know, until now, LG and Google have partnered on various occasions. LG manufactured three smartphones for the Mountain View giant - Nexus 4, Nexus 5, and Nexus 5X - all received quite well by Android enthusiasts. So it would, perhaps, make sense for LG to build some future Pixel handsets, too. But we're not at all sure that this is the case with the Pixel 3.

We've contacted LG to inquire about this matter. The company says that the Pixel 3 story from the Korean media is "pure speculation", so, for now, we have no reasons to believe there's any truth to it. Sure enough, Google will (almost certainly) release a Pixel 3 series in 2018, but it remains to be seen what company is going to manufacture it.

Regardless of who gets to make the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3, we certainly hope Google will address the supply constraint issue that makes it difficult for consumers to buy the original Pixel models.

sources: Chosun (translated), The Investor

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10 Comments

1. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I want pixel 2 to be based on G6 (S835) & made by LG.

3. DFranch

Posts: 546; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

I think you're going to be disappointed. While I'm looking forward to the Pixel 2 as well. All indications are that HTC is producing it.

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I thought HTC had the 3 year rights to the Pixel phones or some BS. Hopefully that was untrue and we get someone else making it this time.

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Do a bootloop!

6. Joosty

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Good call. We need another new OEM to produce one.

7. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Hopefully not. LG sucks

14. ram64GB

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 22, 2014

Good idea! Expect the Bootloop, WiFi, and Bluetooth problem with Pixel 2 if it will be manufacturered by LG.

15. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

Yup. Bootloop is the curse of LG. I can't trust them anymore.

16. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

LG over HTC, maybe with 9:18 screen ratio.

17. PANIC

Posts: 138; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

I am really dying to know who will make the Pixel 4.........that was a "what ever" article

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