Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leak out ahead of rumored T-Mobile launch


Ahead of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL’s rumored T-Mobile launch, clear renders of the upcoming Google phones have leaked.

Images of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have surfaced, giving us a clear look at the fronts of both phones. These are official images of the upcoming devices, says Android Headlines, and they show the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL sharing a design that includes top and bottom bezels, a 3.5mm headphone jack up top, volume and power buttons on the right side, and what’s likely a USB-C charging port on the bottom.

When it comes to features, the Pixel 3a is rumored to have a 5.6-inch 2280×1080 screen while the Pixel 3a XL is said to have a 6-inch 2160×1080 display. The Pixel 3a is also rumored to have a 3000mAh battery, Snapdragon 670 processor, and 4GB of RAM, while the Pixel 3a XL is rumored to have 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 710 processor. There’s a single front-facing camera on both phones, and that’s expected to be an 8MP snapper.

Google hasn’t made any official announcements about the Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL, but a teaser on the Google Store suggests that both phones could be revealed on May 7th, the first day of Google I/O 2019. Rumors say that both phones will launch at T-Mobile, along with the standard Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which would mark the first time that a U.S. carrier not named Verizon sells a Google Pixel phone.

There’s no word yet on pricing of these Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones, either, but it’s expected that they’ll be cheaper than the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which start at $799 and $899, respectively. That could help make them attractive options for folks who are interested in Pixel phones and the benefits they offer, like updates straight from Google, but who don’t want to pay flagship-tier prices. Other features like the lack of a notch and the inclusion of a 3.5mm headphone jack could also make these Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones appealing.

What do you think of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL? Will you consider buying them if T-Mobile does launch them?

Source: Android Headlines

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  • MarkMcCoskeyTech

    Love the idea of a more affordable Pixel, but at this point it would have to have an X55 5G modem inside.

    • AndrewR91

      More affordable and 5G shouldn’t be used to describe the same thing at this point lol

    • Probablynot

      If you don’t live in a densely populated city center with bandwidth utilization issues, 5G is kind of a moot point. Like, I get 100mb/s+ w/ LTE in town, which is enough for 8 x 4k streams (on my one phone) sooooo… I’d be happy enough with these models as they have the same camera and decent size batteries, but 32-64gb internal with no sd slot? That’s pretty terrible, the continual lack of a micro sd slot is a main reason I’ve steered clear of Google phones.

  • Trevnerdio

    Wait…the XL has a lower res screen? Is that right?

  • Nionx

    Pixel 3 camera, 3.5mm headphone Jack, no notch…this is what the Pixel 3 should have been from the beginning

  • riverhorse

    At half the price of 3XL, $450, too much. At a third, $300, still too much. At Metro price, $249, maybe.

  • I use a Pixel 3 XL and I LOVE it. I’ve been dying for T-Mobile to finally carry them.

  • Plow Rox

    Will they be locked from rooting like the one plus 6t?