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Google Pixel 3a: Features, Release Date, Availability

Google Pixel lineup has been refreshed with a new, low-cost entrant called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Keeping almost the same hardware as the expensive Pixel 3, new phones offer greater value at a lower price point. Same top level camera experience as achieved by the Pixel 3 will be arriving on the new phones. Also, the design is mostly the same as well. One key thing that has been changed in terms of exterior is the notch and also the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack. Right ahead we will list complete Pixel 3a tech-specs and availability information.

To bring the price down, there are compromises all across the phone. First, the phone features a mid-range Snapdragon 670 processor, the body is made from poly-carbonate and there is no wireless charging. Despite that, the camera is what makes the Pixel 3a tick. It is quite identical to Pixel 3 and carries Google’s amazing software processing functionality.

Google Pixel 3a, Features, Tech Specs

Google Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL Technical Specifications:

Technical SpecificationsGoogle Pixel 3aGoogle Pixel 3a XL
Dimensions 6.0 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches 6.3 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches
Network4G LTE4G LTE
DisplayFullscreen 5.6 inch display / 142.2mm display
FHD+ (2220 x 1080) OLED at 441 ppi
Fullscreen 6.0 inch display / 152.4mm display
FHD+ (2160 x 1080) OLED at 402 ppi
ProcessorSnapdragon 670Snapdragon 670
Memory4GB LPDDR4x RAM
64GB storage
4GB LPDDR4x RAM
64GB storage
OSAndroid PieAndroid Pie
CameraRear: 12.2MP dual-pixel 1.4μm pixel width
Front: 8MP 1.12μm pixel width
Rear: 12.2MP dual-pixel 1.4μm pixel width
Front: 8MP 1.12μm pixel width
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
Battery3000 mAh battery 3700 mAh battery

Google Pixel 3a New Features:

Whats best about Pixel 3a is, it carries most from Pixel 3 which is still quite an expensive phone. The great camera experience is being carried over. Also, shipping on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL is Android Pie which will get simultaneously updated to Android Q once it launches for Pixel 3. There is QuickCharge support for up-to 18W on the phone. Also, as we mentioned, there is an addition of 3.5mm headphone jack which isn’t present on Pixel 3.

Basically, if we were to sum it up, Pixel 3a is an essential dilution of Pixel 3 which brings the complete Pixel experience at a very approachable price.

Google Pixel 3a Release Date and Availability:

Google has made available Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL from today. Starting price for Pixel 3a is $399 and Pixel 3a XL is $479. For the first time, new Pixel phones will be available through Sprint and US Cellular as well hence appealing to a wider audience.

For detailed guides for different countries, we will soon publish those so do remember to check back!

Official Pixel 3a Video:

Here is a video released by Google showcasing the Pixel 3a smartphone.

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Gallery:

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