There were rumors about Google’s upcoming midrange smartphone. Google accidentally listed the lite version of the Pixel 3 on its own online store. The listing also confirmed that the device will be called Pixel 3a.
The Google store page also hinted at Pixel 3a’s fabric case. However, the company has taken down the information page from its website, but people have flooded Twitter with screenshots of the page.
9to5Google also reports that a previously leaked Nest Hub, as well as Nest Hub Max, were also displayed on the website. However, there were no details on the actual Pixel 3a product page. Thus, the leak only confirms the name of the device.
Pixel 3a: Specifications Leaked
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL devices also appeared on Google Play Console database featuring the entire spec sheet of the two phones, codenamed “bonito” and “sargo.” If the rumors are to be believed, the phones will come in 5.6-inch and 6-inch 1080p OLED displays. The Pixel 3a will be powered by Snapdragon 670 processor while the Pixel 3a XL might be backed by Snapdragon 710 chipset. 12MP rear-facing cameras with an 8MP front-facing camera. 3.5mm headphone jack. Both the devices will also feature Active Edge squeezable sides.
According to the listings, the devices might be launched in mid-2019 with Google’s I/O 2019 event in May. The device will possibly run on Android 9.0 Pie upon launch and will possibly become one of the few phones to run Android Q 10.0.
Price & Availability
We have also heard a few speculations about the price of the two smartphones in India. Popular tipster Roland Quandt was also quoted that the devices were being tested in India and the price will start around $300 upon import.
We are expecting the Pixel 3a and 3a XL to launch in India with a starting price of around Rs 25,000 to Rs 27,000. It is worth noting that Google will have to price these smartphones aggressively in competition to the other affordable flagship devices. The launch of these devices is expected at Google I/O event in May.
What do you think about Google’s latest mid-range devices? Are you excited about their launch? or Do you think that Google will face some tough competition from Nokia and Xiaomi in this price bracket? Let us know in the comments below.