Last year’s Google Pixel handsets were built by HTC, and apparently HTC has a contract that will see them build this year’s Pixel handsets as well. Whether or not those rumors are true remains to be seen, but a report from DigiTimes claims that not only is this the case, but apparently HTC is trying to land themselves a contract for 2018’s Pixel 3.
Now the Pixel 2 has yet to be officially announced, let alone released, so we might be getting a bit ahead of ourselves with the Pixel 3, but the report claims that HTC is currently competing against the likes of LG, TCL, and Coolpad, who are allegedly some of the companies that are looking to build the 2018 Pixel phones.
However according to the report, they claim that LG mostly win the contract for 2018’s Pixel handsets, but they did not state why. LG has built some of Google’s Nexus devices in the past, such as the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 5, so for LG to return to building Google’s handsets isn’t really that much of a stretch.