If there’s one thing that could be said about every generation of Pixel phones, it’s that they are all capable of capturing great photos. This reputation is largely a result of Google’s love for combining top of the line hardware with advanced software features all packaged in the native Pixel camera app. One notable functionality that is currently missing from said app is the ability to record sound with an external microphone – those who wish to capture better audio through an external mic have to sacrifice photo and video quality and rely on using third-party camera apps. However, this dilemma will soon be over. A Google engineer recently confirmed that the Pixel camera app will be updated to support external mics on October 18, the date in which the Pixel 3 and 3 XL are scheduled to launch: It looks like the feature will be introduced to the entire Pixel line and not just the latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL. If you’d like to learn more about the cameras of Google’s upcoming flagship duo, feel free to check out our dedicated article.