Google confirms new Pixel handset available on 8 May


A new leak has revealed the packaging for the Pixel 3a as well as some specs and price info on Google's upcoming phones. Google already teased new hardware announcements for its I/O 2019 event when it released a Pixel 3 TV spot in partnership with Marvel, ahead of the Avengers: Endgame release.

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are about the be launched very soon, and the phones have been following in the steps of the Pixel 3 in more ways than one - specifically the fact that they've been leaked spectacularly.

According to Lee, the Pixel 3a will have two storage options: 64GB and 128GB.

That's a shame, because the Pixel 3 and its larger cousin are really good phones with standout software and photography abilities.

The Pixel 3a will weigh about 150 gams and be available in Just Black, Clearly white, and Purple-ish. The Pixel 3a is expected to come with a 1080p (FHD+) display.

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The Google Pixel 3a will cost $399 and the Google Pixel 3a XL will cost $479. That said, it's unlikely that Google will even bring the new mid-range devices to our shores.

While the box is not all that exciting, the supposed price points for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL most certainly are. Last time around, we saw a new faded purple color variant by the popular tipster Evan Blass. The phones are claimed to have an "extraordinary" camera with Google's Night Sight, Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, and unlimited Google Photos storage. The Google Pixel 3a, on the one hand, has a 5.6-inch display that sports an 18.5:9 aspect ratio 2220x1080p FHD+, resulting in a pixel density of 441ppi. Again, we don't know how "bad" it is for the Pixel 3 but as Ars notes, it was "bad enough" to be mentioned in the earnings call.

As for the specifications, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL are likely to be powered by Snapdragon 670 and Snapdragon 710, respectively, along with 4GB of RAM on each.

Google has yet to make an official announcement but the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been listed online on Bluetooth SIG which indicates their Bluetooth connectivity is ready.