Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL render hint at I/O launch

Google Pixel 3a

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been hitting the rumor mill for quite some time now. While rumors about affordable Pixel devices started flowing a year ago, it was not until last Fall til we saw the first look of the devices. Recently, there have been speculations that Google will announce its affordable Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at I/O 2019. Now, leaked press renders have added more weight to that theory.

There have been renders created from accessory makers and renders created based on information. These new renders are said to be official end product images. Therefore, the information on the phone screen is as important as the hardware. The renders show the device sporting larger bezels with no notch or display cutouts and 3.5mm headphone jack on top. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL look quite similar except the screen size difference.

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The more interesting part of this leak is the information that is displayed on the phone screen. It shows the date “Tuesday, May 7” on the At a Glance widget. This date coincides with the date that Google teased “something big is coming to the Pixel universe.” Google is known to put clue about the release date on its product screenshots, so it means we might see the launch of these devices soon.

Based on the leaks, the Pixel 3a will feature a 5.6-inch AMOLED with FullHD+ ((2220 × 1080 pixel) resolution. It will be backed up by a 3,000mAh battery with 18w fast charging support. In terms of camera, it will feature a single 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front selfie shooter. Both the devices will run Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and will be treated to Android Q update as soon as it is official.

Google has not yet officially confirmed the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. The company is expected to reveal the devices in the month of April this year. If Google does not announce the smartphones in April, it is more likely to introduce them at its I/O event, which is scheduled to take place from 7 to 9 May. The new affordable Pixel devices will feature Active Edge squeeze feature, as seen on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL.

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