Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are Likely Google's New Mid-Range Phones

Yolanda Curtis
March 19, 2019

While the Pixel 3a and 3a XL themselves will be very similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in terms of overall size, the upcoming mid-rangers will reportedly have slightly smaller displays due to their thicker bezels.

According to sources, news of the supposed mid-range Pixels first popped up after the release of Android Q. Specifically, XDA Developers discovered two new codenames, "sargo" and "bonito" listed alongside other Pixel codenames. And we now have quite a lot of information about the hardware well before their launch. While there is no confirmation, the bigger Pixel 3a XL might come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. The Pixel 3 Lite shares the same design aesthetics as its siblings, albeit with a single 8MP camera up front.

We also got a few more details about the specifications of the Pixel 3a smartphone. The devices will sport a polycarbonate body instead of soft-touch glass, and will also come with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Those are that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL will have 5.6- and 6-inch displays, respectively, and form factors that closely resemble those of their more expensive stablemates.

Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL are undoubtedly two of the best Android phones you can buy. Compared side-by-side with the regular Pixel 3, the phones look nearly the same (save for the Lite's slightly larger bezel). The device will be backed by a 3,000mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging using the USB-C port.

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be unveiled this year, but the exact timing is uncertain. It uses an OLED display rather than an expected LCD, and has a 2220 × 1080 resolution (440dpi).

Other reports by iNewsToday