Google Store Accidentally Leaks The Upcoming Pixel 3a Smartphone Duo
It has been leaked time and again that Google will release a watered down version of its Pixel 3 smartphones this year. The devices were allegedly called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. While there was no official confirmation from the company about the same, that changes now. Fresh listing on Google’s website lists the Pixel 3a lineup. This suggests the handsets are closer to launch than ever.
Pixel 3a/3a XL
The Pixel 3a lineup will be Googles mid-range offering. The smartphones have been previously leaked to sport a design that is reminiscent of their elder siblings. However, the material of choice is expected to be polycarbonate instead of metal and glass on the Pixel 3 & 3 XL. The front is expected to sport a 5.6-inch OLED display on the Pixel 3a while the Pixel 3a XL will have a 6 inch OLED display. For biometrics and security, the devices will have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Under the hood, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are expected to be kitted with the 10nm Snapdragon 670 SoC. The chipset has an Octa-core processor and Adreno 612 GPU. For optics, a 12 MP rear camera is expected in both the smartphones, while the front snapper will be of 8MP resolution. In terms of memory and storage, the devices are expected to have 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage.
Past leaks suggest that the Pixel 3a smartphone duo will be powered by a 3000mAh battery with support for fast charging. Being Pixel devices, they are expected to run on the current Android 9 Pie with a stock interface and receive fast software updates. The leaked images also confirm the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on at least one of the two devices.
Pricing & Availability
It was earlier rumoured the company will launch the Pixel 3a smartphone duo at Google I/O next month. However, their listing on the official Google store suggests their launch is imminent. Reportedly the Pixel 3a will start at Rs. 35,000 while the Pixel 3a XL will start at Rs. 40,000