Google Pixel Camera App Will Have External Microphone Support

Google launched the Pixel 3 smartphones very recently and ahead of the devices much-awaited sale on Thursday, the search giant has now confirmed that the Pixel camera app will have external microphone support. “At the same time as ‘Pixel 3’ launch (October 18), we will introduce support for Android-compatible plugged-in external microphones in the default camera app for all Pixels,” a Pixel employee said on an old post on Google product.

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Google Pixel 2 and First-Gen Pixels Will Also Get the Support

This update incorporating the external microphone support on older Pixel phones should become available at the same time as the retail launch of “Pixel 3“, The Verge reported on Sunday. 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.

Older Pixel Smartphones Will Get Several New Camera Features

Apart from rolling out the external microphone support to the Pixel phones, the older models are also set to gain many new camera software features. Google has added features such as adjustable portrait blur, Night Sight, Gmail Smart Compose, Google Playground, Google Duplex and Call Screen to the new Pixel 3 devices. All these features will be making their way to the older Pixel 2 and first-generation Pixel models.

Notably, other features such as wide-angle selfies, top shot, photobooth mode will be exclusive to the Pixel 3 series itself.

Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL: Details

The search-engine giant officially took the veils off Pixel 3 alongside a bigger Pixel 3 XL smartphone on October 9. The Pixel 3 comes with a 5.5-inch OLED display, 2915mAh battery and 8MP+8MP front-facing cameras. The Pixel 3 smartphone will cost Rs 71,000 for the 64GB variant in India and up to Rs 80,000 for the 128GB storage variant, whereas Pixel 3 XL will be available at Rs 83,000 for the 64GB variant and up to Rs 92,000 for the 128GB model.

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