Google teases May 7 announcement, likely Pixel 3a and 3a XL
Apr 16 2019
Starting with the first Pixel in 2016 and continuing with the Pixel 3 series past year, Google's smartphones have been sold exclusively on Verizon (and Google Fi if you want to count that) in the United States.
If you don't want to buy an unlocked Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL from the Google Play Store, you don't have many other options. The video ends with Google revealing that Pixel-exclusive Avengers: Endgame playmojis are now available on Playground. That suggests T-Mobile could have more Pixel phones in the future. However, a new report claims that T-Mobile is about to get its chance to sell Google's latest Android phones. Still, it'd be nice to see the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL be sold by T-Mobile, as it'd enable T-Mo customers to buy them on an Equipment Installment Plan (EIP).
T-Mobile is allegedly already testing the upcoming Pixel 3a for network compatibility, which doesn't tell us anything about direct sales by the carrier. The Pixel 3a is rumored to be a more affordable, mid-range version of the Pixel 3 with features like a 5.6-inch screen, Snapdragon 670 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 2915mAh battery.
Google has said something big is coming on May 8th, which may speak to a larger Pixel 3a XL, along with the tag line Help is on the way, which seems to be tied in with an Avengers cross promotion.