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Last Updated : May 07, 2019 09:22 AM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL: Everything you should know about the Lite Pixel devices

Both the devices would come with Google’s Night Sight found on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Pranav Hegde

Google would officially unveil the Pixel 3a and 3a XL tomorrow at the Google I/O. There has been a flurry of leaks that have given out almost every detail about the device from its codename to its specifications. We compile the list of specifications that have been reported before the devices officially launch in India on May 8.

Pixel 3a XL

The Pixel 3a XL would sport a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. The front panel would have thick bezels, ditching the notch which Google was criticised for in the Pixel 3 XL. Geekbench listings suggest that Pixel 3a XL would have a Snapdragon 710 SoC under the hood with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage on board. Older reports suggest that the Pixel 3a XL would come with 4GB RAM onboard. Like the Pixel 3 XL, it's Lite sibling would have the same 3,430 mAh battery. For biometric authentication, the Pixel 3a XL would come with a fingerprint scanner at the rear.

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For optics, the Pixel 3a XL would come with a 12.2MP f/1.7 rear camera. There is no word on the front camera as yet, but it may come with an 8MP sensor. Recently, the device’s retail box was spotted at Best Buy which revealed that the Pixel 3a XL would come in White and Black colour options. 

Pixel 3a

The Pixel 3a would come with a 5.6-inch display with a resolution of 1080*2220 pixels. Under the hood would be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 SoC paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage onboard. It would house the same 12.2MP single rear camera like the Pixel 3a XL and its premium counterparts. In terms of battery, the Pixel 3a would come with a 2,915 mAh battery. A recent report suggests that the Pixel 3a would launch in three colours, White with orange accents on the power button, Purple with yellow power button accents, and a complete Black variant. 

Both the devices would come with Google’s Night Sight found on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The camera will also come equipped with features like Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, accompanied by unlimited Google Photos storage. Further, Google would offer at least three years of software and security updates for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.

The devices are expected to launch with Android Pie out of the box and would be getting Android Q, R, and S support as well. Other features on the budget Pixel devices would include fast charging, Call Screen, and Google’s custom Titan M security chip. Lastly, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL would have a 3.5mm headphone jack which is absent on the premium Pixel 3 devices. 

The Pixel 3a would start at $399 whereas the Pixel 3a XL would launch at USD 479. There is no word on the India pricing as yet.
First Published on May 6, 2019 05:46 pm
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