Google's Pixel Camera Will Support External Microphones Starting This Week

The 5.5-inch Pixel 3 and 6.3-inch 3XL will cost US$799 and US$899 respectively

2017's Pixel 2 was still regarded as one of the best camera smartphones, even with Apple and Samsung rolling out new optical advancements for enhanced photography performance. Unfortunately, recording a video through its native camera app has its limitations.

This wasn't something that was originally announced with the Google Pixel 3, but is now coming thanks to a software upgrade.

Some third-party Android camera apps like "Open Camera" have already allowed external microphones to record audio while creators and users recorded video using a Pixel device.

Since its inception, the Google Pixel series of smartphones have been known to lead the pack when it comes to mobile photography.

The confirmation came from a member of the Google Pixel Camera engineering team, who introduced himself as Isaac.

The Google Pixel 3 has been given some fantastic camera smarts but when it comes to videography, you now have to rely on the phone's in-built mics.

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News of the wider access to Google's real-time translation was picked up by Droid Life.

"I hope you all enjoy the update".

Google has recently updated one of the Pixel Buds support pages with a new section where they state that 'Google Translate is available on all Assistant-optimized headphones and Android phones'.

The search-engine giant officially took the veils off "Pixel 3" alongside a bigger "Pixel 3 XL" smartphone on October 9.

As of this writing, DxOMark has yet to release its official review and ranking of the Google Pixel 3 camera. However, it can be recalled that the first and second Pixel devices dominated the DxOMark mobile camera rankings at the time of their respective launches. People can now pre-order the Google Pixel 3 with a price starting at $799.



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