Google Announces Pixel 3a, 3a XL

Posted May 08, 2019

Google officially unveiled the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL during its I/O conference keynote today, bringing new junior flagships starting at just $399.

Part of that offering is Google's well-respected camera, which has been pulled straight from the Pixel 3 with all bells and whistles attached, including the night sight and top shot features. The Pixel Visual Core chip, designed by the teams at Google specifically for the Pixel to boost photography performance, has also been dropped from the Pixel 3a, too. Under the hood, the Pixel 3a XL is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC. As for the leaked pricing is concerned, up until now, these Pixel 3a devices were considered to be mid-range phones, which were expected to come under Rs 30,000 price bracket. That being the case, much of what we can expect from the company's annual I/O developer conference has already leaked out.

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Camera wise, Google notes that the Pixel 3a's software can do what other companies (read: Apple) need advanced hardware to do. Furthermore, the phones will be equipped with Screen call feature and it will come with 3 years of security and OS updates.

The Google Pixel 3a series has been the subject of many leaks during the past few weeks and months and so there is very little left to really know about the two phones.

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Google cut its fan-favourite Nexus line of smartphones and exited the mid-range market with the launch of its first Pixel smartphones in 2016, which cost at least £599 and were created to take on Apple's dominant iPhone. This duo has been Googles worst kept secrets after the Google Pixel 3. Google's choice of chipset and screen might not be the most thrilling, but when you combine them with this bigger battery, it's no wonder that the 3a XL can stick around for so much longer without a recharge. Whether the feature, which expands the field of view enough that you won't have to worry about a selfie stick, is worth paying the £400 premium for the flagship Pixel 3 XL model will depend on just how many selfies you take / how much you loathe being seen in public with a selfie stick.

However, Google I/O starts later today, and we will keep you posted about everything Google announces. Also, the phones will boot Android 9 Pie out of the box and will pack Snapdragon 670.

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There is a 3000mAh battery under the polycarbonate body that supports 18W fast charging and USB-PD 2.0 via a USB 2.0 Type-C port. From the leaked renders, which show the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL as well in black and white, it is clear that they will borrow a lot of design elements from the Pixel 3. They'll also include free unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Photos.