On 7th of May Google is going to hold its annual I/O developers event, and this time we’re expecting it to be bigger than ever. Why? Because this time the company is expected to unveil new Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
Historically there has been the tradition of launching new Android versions at this event, while new hardware is left for a separate event sometime in September – November. But this time Google seems to be playing it differently as it has already teased the May 7 launch of its new Pixel smartphones. And now today we’re getting to see some renders of the devices that are likely to be launched. However, after looking at the renders things are appearing unexciting. Why? Keep reading to figure out.
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Leaked
The renders shown on this page are courtesy of SlashLeaks. They show two different Pixel devices, both of them with large bezels. They also show the devices with no display cutouts, a 3.5 mm jack and May 7 date, which is now almost confirmed to be the launch date. Both devices also look quite identical, and we’re wondering if their differences will be based completely on the internals.
Rumored specifications of both devices tell that one of the devices will be Pixel 3a, which will come with a 5.6-inches large display, and one will be Pixel 3a XL with 6-inches large display. The resolution of both devices is being pegged at 1,080 x 2,160 pixels. The standard 3a variant is expected to come with Snapdragon 670 and 4GB of RAM, while 3a XL is being expected with Snapdragon 710 and 4GB RAM. The camera of both devices will be 12 megapixels, rumors claim. We may get a 3,000 mAh battery in Pixel 3a, while 3a XL may come with 3,500 mAh battery.
Based on these specifications by now you might have realized that these are not any flagship devices. Instead, they’re aimed at more budget-friendly segments of the smartphone market. As a result, Google is also not expected to offer too many color choices with these devices. The rumor mill is talking only about a Black and a White variant. Company’s flagship Google Pixel 4 smartphone is expected around the same time when it usually launches its flagships – in Q4 of the year.
Now, everything looks good in these devices, but the bezels – if they’re indeed going to be this large – give a slightly outdated feel to both of them. That’s why I said in the beginning that things are looking ‘unexciting’. If rumored specs are to be believed then both devices seem to be aimed at the mid-range segment, where they’ll compete with much more powerful and sleek devices from Chinese smartphone makers. I don’t know how will Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL compete against them. Let’s see!
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