Rumors say that T-Mobile will soon start selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, but it looks like they may not be the only U.S. carrier getting Google's flagships soon.
A photo that lists everything for a Google Pixel retail display at a corporate Sprint store has leaked. The image, shared by Android Police, shows that the Pixel 3 XL is included in the retail display. There's no mention of a launch date, but it seems likely that if a Sprint store is getting a Pixel 3 XL retail display, it'll begin selling the device some point soon.
While the smaller Pixel 3 isn't named on this list of contents, Sprint will probably sell that device too if it's planning on launching the larger Pixel 3 XL. One thing we don't know is if Sprint will also get the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL like rumors say T-Mobile will, but the "Google B4" and "Google S4" could be hints at Bonito and Sargo, which are the codenames of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
Google I/O 2019 will kick off on May 7th, and Google has teased that it's got a Pixel announcement planned for that date. We expect that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be announced at that time, but expanded Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL carrier availability could be confirmed then, too.
To date, Verizon has been the only U.S. carrier that's sold Google's Pixel phones. Verizon is a large carrier with more than 150 million customers, but Google could sell more Pixels if it expanded availability to the other U.S. carriers. Sure, Google sells unlocked Pixel phones directly to consumers, but most U.S. wireless customers still buy their phones from their carrier. T-Mobile and Sprint may be the third and fourth U.S. carriers in terms of size, but getting the Pixel phones on their shelves could help give Google's phones a nice sales boost.