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Google’s Pixel Camera app will soon gain support for external microphones

The functionality will come via an update around October 18, 2018.

  • Published: October 15, 2018 3:08 PM IST
Google Pixel 3 XL (14)

Ever since the first-generation Pixel and Pixel XL were launched in 2016, Google’s Pixel smartphones have become renowned for their superior imaging capabilities. Even though Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL launched barely a week ago, it’s all but certain they’ll also offer an imaging experience that’s on par (or even better) than their predecessors.

The Pixel line-up is no slouch when it comes to shooting videos either, and can capture everything from slo-mo videos to 4K footage. That said, the companion audio that goes with those videos has always been average. That’s finally about to change, very soon.

Google’s Pixel Camera app, which comes pre-loaded on all Pixel smartphones, will soon support audio feed from external microphones for recording videos. The company confirmed the same on its official product forums, mentioning further that the functionality will come through an update, around the same time as the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL’s retail launch (October 18, 2018).

“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. I hope you all enjoy the update,” commented a user with the handle IsaacOnCamera, working with Pixel’s camera engineering team.

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This means that soon, Pixel owners will be able to plug-in external microphones (both USB Type-C and 3.5mm) to their smartphones, allowing much better and clearer audio feed to be captured while capturing videos. The update will be available for all Pixel smartphones, which makes things even better

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  • Published Date: October 15, 2018 3:08 PM IST