The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Google’s mid-range Pixel phones seemingly designed for markets like India, have been leaking left, right and center. To top them all, the unannounced Google Pixel 3a XL has already made its way to a Best Buy store in the US – in Springfield, Ohio to be precise. Now, offline stores piling up stocks of unannounced products a couple of days or two ahead of launch isn’t new or surprising – but then, offline stores piling up stocks of unannounced products aren’t supposed to be piling them up where the general folk can see (and photograph) them. Right?
Google, like many other smartphone brands, has failed to keep the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL a secret. It’s fresh ‘oops’ moment only corroborates things we already know about the larger Pixel 3a XL – the phone will come with a 6-inch display and 64GB storage at least. It will further be available in Just Black and Purple-ish colour options a least – there will also reportedly be a white variant.
The Pixel 3a will reportedly come with a 5.6-inch display, a 12.2MP Dual Pixel rear and an 8MP front camera, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and a 3,000mAh battery – while the Pixel 3a XL will reportedly come with a larger (6-inch) display and a bigger (3,700mAh) battery. Both the phones are expected to pack Google’s Night Sight feature for enhanced low-light photography.
Although the retail packaging spotted at Best Buy doesn’t reveal pricing, the Pixel 3a will reportedly cost roughly $399 (roughly Rs 27,750) - the Pixel 3a XL is said to cost $479 (roughly Rs 33,300).
Google will launch the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones on May 7 (May 8 IST) - which incidentally also marks the start of Google I/O 2019 developer conference. Google has also simultaneously started teasing the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launch in India – on Flipkart. The dedicated notify me page that has gone live on the e-commerce website suggests Google will be launching its upcoming Pixel device(s) in India alongside other global markets.