Price cuts on smartphones aren't that rare. Some even do it just weeks after initial launch as a sort of course correction for having too high a price tag. There are also the occasional promos and deals to mark some holiday or event. Sometimes, however, such discounts, like what the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL now enjoy, are seen as a sign of things to come. Especially when we're just weeks away from what could be the mid-year Pixel 3a pair.