Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL Will Launch In A New Colour Variant, Pricing Tipped
Google is expected to change its smartphone strategy significantly in 2019. Unlike the previous generation, it has been leaked and speculated countless times that a ‘lite’ version of the Pixel 3 will make its debut this year. While previous reports have allegedly revealed the design and looks of the smartphone, there was a little information about the pricing. Fresh leaks have surfaced claiming that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be the name of the specced down of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones respectively and they will indeed launch in 2019. It also has uncovered more information about the device.
Specifications & Features
Previously leaked images of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL revealed that the design of the smartphones will be reminiscent of its elder siblings. However, instead of an all-glass design on the Pixel 3 lineup, the Pixel 3a devices will have a polycarbonate frame. The front houses a 5.6-inch display on the Pixel 3a, while the 3a XL will have a 6-inch display with significant bezels around it. For biometrics and security, there will be a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The leaks further insinuate that the Pixel 3a will have a 10nm Snapdragon 670 SoC; while the Pixel 3a XL may feature the 10nm Snapdragon 710 processor. Both the chipsets have an Octa-core CPU and an Adreno 616 GPU. In terms of optics, both smartphones will have a similar rear camera to their elder siblings. This suggests that a 12.2 MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture is expected. Unfortunately, there is no information about the front-facing camera of smartphones. Like its siblings, the devices will also feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. For certain markets, a variant with 32GB internal storage is also expected.
The leak reveals new information about the Pixel 3a devices. A new colour variant supposedly called ‘Iris’ is also in the works. The colour will be accompanied by Black and White colour variants of smartphones. As far as pricing is concerned, the leak reveals that the devices will be priced starting EUR 450 (INR. 35,000) in certain European countries. They are expected to be unveiled at the Google I/O event in the month of May.