The cheap Google Pixel 3 is going to come. Again details have been leaked from the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, two budget smartphones that may be revealed soon.
Google Pixel 3a specifications leaked out
Both smartphones also surfaced at the end of last year, then as the Google Pixel 3 Lite. Months later, they have still not been revealed, but it seems that the announcement will not be long in coming. Both smartphones are still in development, but now as the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. That claims 9to5Google, which also shares specifications of both devices.
The Google Pixel 3a has, according to the source, a 5.6-inch OLED screen, with a resolution of 2220 by 1080 pixels. That is slightly larger than the regular Pixel 3, which was equipped with a 5.5-inch screen. The design of the Pixel 3a is similar to its predecessor: the back combines matte and glossy colors, the front has relatively large screen edges. The device has a battery capacity of 3000 mAh and 64GB storage space.
The difference lies mainly in the power of the hardware. According to the source, the Pixel 3a is equipped with a Snapdragon 670 chipset and 4GB of memory, which makes it slightly less smooth than the Pixel 3 with Snapdragon 845 chipset. The device has a single 12-megapixel camera on the back and an 8-megapixel camera on the front.
‘Pixel 3a camera the same, software worse’
Remarkably, the source claims that the camera’s hardware is comparable to the Pixel 3, but that the camera app makes less smart adjustments than on the more expensive device, which means the photos will look a little less good. The reason for this remarkable approach is unknown.
The Google Pixel 3a XL has, according to the source, a slightly larger screen of 6 inches, but otherwise almost the same specifications. This device is also probably equipped with a Snapdragon 670 chipset and some cameras on both sides. Both smartphones also have pressure sensors in the side, just like the Pixel 3. With this ‘Active Edge’ you can pinch to start an app.
According to sources, the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available from ‘this spring’. However, the precise release date and suggested retail price are still unknown. Moreover, the question is whether smartphones also appear in the United States. Previous devices from the Pixel series are only available here via gray import.