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Google Launches The Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL Smartphones

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Google Launches The Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL Smartphones

Specifications
Status

Launched

Manufacturer

Google

Model / Variant

Pixel 3a
Pixel 3a XL

Launch Date

May 7th, 2019

Price

Pixel 3a: USD 399 (INR 27,700)
Pixel 3a XL: USD 479 (INR 33,300)

Dimensions

Pixel 3a:
151.3 x 70.1 x 8.2 mm

Pixel 3a XL:
160.1 x 76.1 x 8.2 mm

Weight

Pixel 3a:
147g

Pixel 3a XL:
167g

Design

Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL:
Glass Front
Polycarbonate Back

Colors

Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL:
Just Black
Clearly White
Purple-ish

Display Size and Type

Pixel 3a:
5.6 inch
OLED

Pixel 3a XL:
6.0 inch
OLED

Display Resolution

Pixel 3a:
2220 x 1080 px

Pixel 3a XL:
2160 x 1080 px

Protection

Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL:
Asahi Dragon Trail

Chipset

Snapdragon 670

CPU

Octa-core
8 x Kryo 360

GPU

Adreno 615

Memory Storage

64GB

RAM

4GB

Memory Expandability

N/A

Operating System

Android 9 Pie

Primary Camera

12 MP f/1.8

Camera Features

Night Sight
Portrait Mode
HDR+
OIS
Super Res Zoom

Primary Video

2160 @ 30 fps

Secondary Camera

8 MP f/2.0

Secondary Camera Video

1080p @ 30fps

Battery

Pixel 3a:
3000 mAh

Pixel 3a XL:
3700 mAh

2G Network

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

3G Network

1/2/4/5/8

4G / LTE Network

1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v5.0
NFC
USB Type-C
3.5mm Headphone Jack

SIM Type

Nano

Other Features

Rear Mounted Fingerprint Sensor
18W Fast Charging

After much leaks and speculations, American technology giant Google has launched the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. Both devices are the watered down variants of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL flagship smartphones respectively which were launched last year. The handsets feature a modern design with competitive specifications at a lucrative price.

Specifications:

Google Pixel 3a XL

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are the first mid range smartphones from Google. In terms of design, both smartphones are reminiscent of their elder siblings but instead feature a polycarbonate construction instead of metal and glass found in the more premium Pixel 3/3XL. While the Pixel 3a has a 5.6 inch OLED display with a resolution of 2220 x 1080 px, the larger variant has a bigger 6.0 inch OLED display with a 2160 x 1080 px resolution. The smartphones have a considerable bezel on the top and bottom of the display. For biometric security and swiftly unlocking the smartphones, there is a rear mounted fingerprint scanner on both handsets.

Google Pixel 3a XL Camera

Under the hood, the Google Pixel 3a series is kitted with the 10nm Snapdragon 670 SoC which is comprised of an Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 615 GPU. In terms of optics, the devices feature a single rear camera which is an f/1.8 aperture equipped 12 MP sensor and is the same one found in their elder siblings. For selfies, an f/2.0 aperture equipped 8 MP front camera is present on top of the display. Like the Pixel 3/3XL, both the smartphones have innovative software features on the camera including Night Sight, Super Res Zoom and Optical Image Stablisation (OIS). For memory and storage, both devices will be available with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Google Pixel 3a XL Colours

In terms of battery capacity, the Google Pixel 3a is powered by a 3000 mAh cell while the larger variant is fueled by a 3700 mAh battery. Both devices support 18W fast wired charging with the bottom mounted USB Type-C port. Surprisingly, the handsets mark the comeback of the 3.5mm headphone jack, which was removed starting the Pixel 2 lineup back in the year 2017. The handsets will be available in three colours, Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish.

Pricing & Availability

Google Pixel 3a XL Front

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The Google Pixel 3a series has been launched in a total of fifteen countries globally where it will be available starting May 8th (IST). The smartphone will be available in India starting the 15th of May exclusively on Flipkart. The price of the Pixel 3a is US$ 399 (Rs. 27,700) while the Pixel 3a XL will cost US$ 479 (Rs. 33,300).

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