Google unveils Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL with Snapdragon 670 SoC, premium camera and more

After much wait and curiosity, Google has finally wrapped off its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at the I/O 2019 Developer conference. Although the Pixel series was expected to carry a flagship tag, the company has surprised everyone with the upper mid-range budget, that is much less compared to the premium segment. The budget of the device might give the company a huge response, unlike last time when Google admittedly struggled due to the premium smartphones by Samsung and Apple. In the US, it was launched with the price of $399 (Rs 28,000 approx) for Pixel 3a and $479 (Rs 33,500 approx) for Pixel 3a XL.

Google devices are often introduced at its I/O conference, which is a three-day developer conference held at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available in India from May 15 via Flipkart for which the registration will begin on May 8. The Google Pixel 3a will appear with the price tag of Rs 39,999 while the Pixel 3a XL is set at Rs 44,999. Both of these handsets will offer 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. It comes with three color variants including Just Black and Clearly White, which will be available in India while the Purplish is not announced in the country as of now. In other countries, the availability of both the devices starts today itself including Australia, France, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Singapore, Italy, Taiwan, Spain, and the UK.

The company has also provided a launch offer with the YouTube Music Premium subscription for three months if the device is active before September 30. However, this offer would be valid for users who never had a premium subscription to YouTube and YouTube Music previously.

Specifications of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

In terms of specifications, the device comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC along with Adreno 615 GPU. The smartphones offer a maximum of 4GB RAM with 64GB non-expandable storage. The Pixel 3a flaunts a 5.6-inch display carrying a resolution of 1,080 x 2,220 pixels while the Pixel 3a XL sports a 6-inch taller OLED display with 1,080 x 2,160 pixels resolutions.

The camera is the biggest USP of the Google smartphones and the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL feature the same 12MP f1.8 aperture Sony IMX363 dual-pixel lens. It further gets OIS + EIS and a 76-degree field of view that would further enhance the result. The front camera features an 8MP lens with 1.12-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture. The smartphones are powered by a 3,000mAh battery, which promises to provide up to 12 hours of video playing time. The battery is also equipped with an 18-watt charger, which is claimed to fill 7-hours of backup in just 15-minutes.