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Google Pixel 3 gets virtually squeezed in new Japanese teaser video

We're only days away from the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's official unveiling on October 9, but that doesn't mean the teasers and easter eggs are ready to stop just yet. 

The latest Pixel 3 preview comes to us from Japan, with a fun new video that hints strongly at the return of Active Edge technology, which gave Google's Pixel 2 range squeezable sides for an additional level of control. 

You can check out Google's adorable Pixel 3 teaser video below, which features numerous hugs, grasps, grips and squashes – hey, we never said Google's hints were subtle! 

According to 9To5Google, the video also seems to hint at possible color options for the upcoming Pixel 3 range, with previously-rumored shades of white, black, pink and mint green showing up numerous times throughout the short teaser.

That said, yellow and light blue also feature prominently during the video's 40-second runtime – could it be that Japan is set to receive additional color variants?

Admittedly, all we have is speculation at this point, though we can expect the Pixel 3 to sport the latest Android 9 Pie version of Google's mobile OS, along with a Snapdragon 845 chipset when it launches in one week's time. 

Stephen Lambrechts

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, and consuming all forms of media at the highest quality possible. He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases or boutique Blu-ray labels.