Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Announced: OLED Display, 12.2MP Dual Pixel Rear Camera, Snapdragon 670

Google today announces Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at Google I/O 2019 developer conference. Both the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL are affordable variants of the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL which were introduced last year. Apart from the Display and the Battery, both devices share the same set of specifications. The Pixel 3 has a 5.6-inch display with a 3,000mAh battery wherein the Pixel 3 XL has a 6-inch display with a 3,700mAh battery.

Google Pixel 3a Purple-ish
Google Pixel 3a Purple-ish

Both Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones are fuelled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform with 4GB RAM on board. In addition, these devices also include the Titan M Security Chip to secure the most sensitive on-device data and operating system. In the camera department, both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a are equipped with the same 12.2MP f/1.8 sensor which is present on the Pixel 3. The front camera has an 8MP sensor instead of the Dual camera setup on the Pixel 3. Coming to the software, both devices boot on the latest Android 9.0 Pie and will receive a minimum of 3 years of OS and security updates.

Google Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL Features

  • Polycarbonate unibody design with a two-tone back
  • Portrait mode – front & rear
  • Active Edge – Squeeze the device to activate Google Assistant
  • Super Res Zoom – Keep the picture sharp when zoomed in
  • Night Sight – Better low-light photos
  • Adaptive Battery – learns your behavior & limits battery for apps you use less often
  • AR Navigation in Google Maps
  • Titan M Security Chip – Keep your Passwords, App data, and Operating system safe
  • Motion Auto Focus – Stays in sharp focus automatically as you record
  • Fast charging – 7 hours of use in 15 minutes of charge
  • high-quality photos and videos with free, unlimited storage
Google Pixel 3a Colors - Just Black, Clearly White
Google Pixel 3a Colors – Just Black, Clearly White

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are offered in Clearly White, Just Black, & a new Purple-ish color and will be available in the US starting 8th May 2019. The Pixel 3a starts at $399 while the Pixel 3a XL at $479. In India, the Pixel 3a is priced at ₹39,999 and Pixel 3a XL at ₹44,999. Both will be available to purchase from Flipkart and also through offline retail stores starting 15th May 2019. Additionally, In India, Google is also offering 3 months of YouTube Music Premium with Pixel 3a.

Google Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL Full Specs

 Google Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XL
Display5.6-inch OLED
2220 x 1080
Full HD+
100000:1 CR
18.5:9 Aspect Ratio
441 PPI
Always-On-display
6-inch OLED
2160 x 1080
Full HD+
100,000:1 CR
18:9 Aspect Ratio
402 PPI
Always-On-display
ProcessorSnapdragon 670
Octa-core
Adreno 615 GPU
Titan M Security Chip
Snapdragon 670
Octa-core
Adreno 615 GPU
Titan M Security Chip
RAM4GB4GB
Storage64GB64GB
Front
Camera
8MP f/2.0
1.12 μm Pixels
Fixed Focus
84° Field of View
1080p@30fps
8MP f/2.0
1.12 μm Pixels
Fixed Focus
84° Field of View
1080p@30fps
Rear
Camera
12.2MP, f/1.8
1.4 μm Pixels
Autofocus
Dual Pixel PD
OIS, EIS
76° Field of View
4K Video Recording
1080p@120fps
720p@240fps
12.2MP, f/1.8
1.4 μm Pixels
Autofocus
Dual Pixel PD
OIS, EIS
76° Field of View
4K Video Recording
1080p@120fps
720p@240fps
Battery3,000mAh
Fast Charging
USB PD 2.0
18W Power Adapter
3,700mAh
Fast Charging
USB PD 2.0
18W Power Adapter
AudioStereo Speakers
Two mics
Noise Suppression
Stereo Speakers
Two mics
Noise Suppression
ConnectivityWiFi ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
VoLTE
NFC
Google Cast
GPS, GLONASS
WiFi ac (2.4/5GHz)
Bluetooth 5.0
VoLTE
NFC
Google Cast
GPS, GLONASS
PortsUSB Type-C 2.0
3.5mm Audio Jack
USB Type-C
3.5mm Audio Jack
OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
SensorsActive Edge
Fingerprint
Proximity
Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyro
Magnetometer
Barometer
Sensor Hub
Active Edge
Fingerprint
Proximity
Ambient Light
Accelerometer
Gyro
Magnetometer
Barometer
Sensor Hub
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
Fingerprint Scanner
ColorsClearly White
Just Black
Purple-ish
Clearly White
Just Black
Purple-ish
Dimensions151.3×70.1×8.2mm160.1×76.1×8.2mm
Weight147g167g
In the BoxHandset
18W Power Adapter
USB Type-C Cable
Quick Switch Adapter
SIM Ejector
Headphones
Manuals
Handset
18W Power Adapter
USB Type-C Cable
Quick Switch Adapter
SIM Ejector
Headphones
Manuals

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