From the looks of it, Google's high-end Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are not selling that well and the Android parent is hoping that these mid-range smartphones will appeal to a new range of customers. The phones have been leaked several times in the past, revealing many details. This means that we'll see the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL become official at the upcoming Google I/O 2019.
We've been hearing so much about the budget Pixel 3 devices, dubbed Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, that they're barely holding any secrets.
The expectation is the Pixel 3a series will be a mid-range, more affordable option to the Pixel series, and could come with the promise of the same, high-quality camera performance that is the USP of the Pixel devices. They don't have any notches but feature rather large bezels, and they both have 3.5mm headphone ports. The renders show "Tuesday, May 7" timestamp which hints that the devices will indeed get launched on 7th May in the USA. Google I/O event will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, California from May 7 to May 9. Other recent leaks suggest that the Pixel 3a could start as low as CAD 549.99 (~ $400 USD), which is significantly cheaper than the Pixel 3.
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Even though the Pixel 3a and 3a XL look similar, they will have some differences. The 5.6-inch and 6-inch displays, for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, respectively, will at least go as far up as FHD+.
Both phones will come with 4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB storage configurations and will run Android 9 Pie. A 3,000mAh and a 3,430mAh battery is expected to power the two phones.