Google accidentally confirms new Pixel 3a smartphone

Google accidentally confirms new Pixel 3a smartphone

On the IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority) certification in Singapore, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL were seen carrying the model number G020B and G020F respectively, spotted by MySmartPrice.

With the recent Developer Console leak and the appearance on the Google Store, I'd guess that the search giant plans to announce the Pixel 3a and 3a XL soon.

And if you're a fan of Google's Pixel phone, here's some (potential) good news - leaks suggest that they might be releasing a mid-range version of the Pixel 3, and the source of the leaks seem to be none other than Google themselves.

Starting with the Pixel 3a, the screenshot reveals that it would have a 5.6-inch display with a pixel density of 440 PPI and a resolution of 1080 x 2220. The Google "bonito" aka Pixel 3a XL, is listed with 4GB of RAM and Android 9 Pie as well, but with a larger display, a 6-inch (approximately) panel with fullHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution.

Pixel 3 is priced from £739 while the Pixel 3 XL starts at £869, meaning the devices are certainly positioned to compete with some of the best Samsung, Huawei and others have to offer. With Google photography software onboard, consumers assured of getting top-notch quality shots on par with flagship phones. Nest Cam will also be built in.

According to the latest rumors, as well as those credited to be more truthful, the smartphones of Google's new mid-range family could be two: code names bonito and sargo.

Past reports have revealed that the Snapdragon 670 SoC will be powering the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. As such, it could be powered by a mid-range chipset from Qualcomm.

Both the smartphones are said to be sporting a 12.2-megapixel camera on the back along with an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera on the front.

A strong rumour is that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will retain the exact same incredible rear camera of the normal Pixel 3 line. Both of the phones may come in mid-2019 and Verizon support is likely.

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