Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL specifications have surfaced online just days ahead of their formal launch. While the Pixel 3a is claimed to carry a 5.6-inch display, the Pixel 3a XL is rumoured with a 6-inch display. The retail packaging of the new Pixel phones has also been leaked in a video posted on YouTube, as well as the starting price of both phones. Similarly, key features of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been leaked on the Web. Google is expected to announce the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as the more affordable versions of last year's Pixel 3 models at its I/O keynote on May 7. Also, the upcoming Pixel phones are teased to launch in India on May 8.
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL specifications, features (rumoured)
A tipster who uses a Twitter account with username @Samsung_News_ has leaked the specifications of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The Pixel 3a is claimed to come with a 5.6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2220 pixels) "gOLED" display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 441ppi. It packs a 3,000mAh battery with an 18W fast-charging support and 150grams of weight. Furthermore, the phone is said to have "Just Black", "Clearly White", and "Purple-ish" colour options.
The Pixel 3a XL, on the other hand, is said to have a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080x2160 pixels) with an 18:9 aspect ratio and 402ppi pixel density. It could also weight 170 grams and come in Just Black, Clearly White, and Purple-ish. Additionally, the Pixel 3a XL is claimed to have a Snapdragon 670 SoC and a 3,700mAh battery.
In addition to what has been rumoured on Twitter, Droid Life has reported some of the key features of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The phones are claimed to have an "extraordinary" camera with Google's Night Sight, Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, and unlimited Google Photos storage. Further, the Pixel models are said to support fast charging to deliver seven hours of use in 15 minutes of charge.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are reported to have 12.2-megapixel Dual Pixel cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB inbuilt storage, 8-megapixel selfie camera, and squeezable Active Edge sensors. It is also said that the phones would come with rear fingerprint sensors and run Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box.
Droid Life has also leaked alleged promo images of the Pixel 3a that highlight Google Assistant integration, Night Sight camera support, and three years of security and OS updates.
Google Pixel 3a purported promo images highlights some of its features
Photo Credit: Droid Life
Final renders that apparently reveal the design of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL as well as their colour options. The renders give a side-by-side view from the rear of the new Pixel phones. Interestingly, there is the new Purple-ish colour variant that has the power button in Yellow colour. The renders also show the regular White colour option with a bright Orange power button. Moreover, there is the Black variant with an evenly-painted power button.
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL back panels show a fingerprint sensor
Photo Credit: Droid Life
Alongside the leaked specifications, features, and renders, the alleged packaging of the Pixel 3a has been shown off by YouTube channel This is Tech Today. The box shows the back of a White colour Pixel 3a model. At the side, the box details specifications such as 5.6-inch display, 64GB storage option, and model number GO20G. The phone is also said to have a 128GB storage.
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL price (rumoured)
The YouTuber who has leaked the alleged retail packaging of the Pixel 3a also claims that the base price of the Pixel 3a is set at $399 (roughly Rs. 27,800), while its larger model -- the Pixel 3a XL -- could debut with an initial price of $479 (roughly Rs. 33,300).
Google Pixel 3a alleged retail packaging shows the back of the phone
Photo Credit: YouTube/ This is Tech Today
Since Google hasn't revealed much about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, it is safe to take all the early details with a pinch of salt.
As we mentioned, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are expected to go official during Google's I/O keynote on May 7. Online marketplace Flipkart has also already teased their launch in India for May 8.