Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL India Launch Date Teased By Flipkart
It has been long anticipated that Google, the renowned American technology company will soon release two new smartphones. These devices allegedly called the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are expected to be the company’s mid-range offerings. While Google teased the handsets will be unveiled on the 7th of May on the sidelines of the Google I/O developers conference, no information on their Indian availability had been hinted before. In a recent listing, Flipkart; an e-commerce website in the country has revealed the upcoming smartphones from Google may launch on the 8th of May in India.
Pixel 3a, 3a XL India Launch
In a dedicated page on its website, Flipkart has shared a similar teaser as Google did a while ago to tease the Pixel 3a & 3a XL. While it doesn’t reveal any key detail about the smartphones, it claims more information about them will be available on the 8th of May. It is speculated the devices will be announced at the same time as the aforementioned global launch.
Pixel 3a, 3a XL
The upcoming Pixel 3a lineup will be Google’s first mid-range smartphone offering and the specced down versions of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL respectively. The devices 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 be dominated by a 5.6 inch OLED display on the Pixel 3a while the Pixel 3a XL will sport a 6-inch OLED display. For biometrics and security, both the handsets will feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Under the hood, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are reported to be kitted with the 10nm Snapdragon 670 SoC. The chipset is comprised of an Octa-core processor and the Adreno 612 GPU. For optics, an f/1.8 aperture equipped 12 MP single rear camera is expected in both the smartphones, while the front camera will have a resolution of 8 MP. In terms of memory and storage, the devices are expected to feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
Past leaks suggest that both the smartphones in the Pixel 3a lineup will be powered by a 3000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Like its elder siblings, they are expected to run on the latest Android 9 Pie with a stock interface and will get fast software updates. Unlike their elder siblings, they are expected to retain the 3.5mm headphone jack as seen in previously leaked images. A former listing on the Bluetooth certification website reveals the smartphones will support Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Pricing & Availability
As mentioned above, the Pixel 3a smartphone duo will be launched on the 7th of May at the Google I/O conference. Unfortunately, details about the pricing of the devices in India are not available yet. But they are expected to start at Rs. 35,000 for the Pixel 3a and Rs. 45,000 for the Pixel 3a XL.