Google launched its first Pixel smartphones back in 2016 and even as new models have arrived every subsequent year since then, they have all been exclusive to Verizon in the United States. Customers could purchase them unlocked from Google but Verizon was the only carrier partner in the United States. That’s expected to change soon and now Sprint is also expected to carry the Pixel smartphones.
This follows recent reports that T-Mobile could begin selling Pixel smartphones in the not too distant future as well. If this is indeed true, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint will then be the only major carriers to offer the devices.
AndroidPolice has received an image from a tipster which apparently mentions the contents of an upcoming Google Pixel retail display at a corporate Sprint store. What it mentions is that at least the Pixel 3 XL would be on display in this store. This would obviously mean that Sprint is going to sell the device because it would have no reason to display the handset otherwise.
It can thus be reasonably assumed that the Pixel 3 will accompany the Pixel 3 XL as well on Sprint. A formal announcement has not been made at this point in time, perhaps we’ll hear more about expanded carrier availability at Google’s I/O developer conference next week.