Google’s upcoming mid-range Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL smartphones are expected to be launched within the next few days. The launch date of these devices has not been confirmed officially yet but there is a strong possibility that the California-based search giant might unveil these devices on May 7 at the Google I/O 2019. And now, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3a XL have received the Bluetooth SIG certification which further confirms the imminent launch of both the devices. On the Bluetooth SIG database, there are 4 models listed of each of the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. And all of them come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Earlier, before the confirmation of the devices by Google certain leaks had surfaced online which revealed that a more affordable version of the high-end Pixel 3 devices is in the making. Then later, the Google Play Developer console, Google Store as well as the Android Q beta code revealed the availability of these devices. And lastly, Google had confirmed the presence of both the devices without revealing their launch dates. Since both the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL have received the mandatory Bluetooth SIG certification which was spotted by NashvilleChatter, we actually need no further confirmation about their launch.
The listing was published on April 30 with the certification awarded to Google LLC as well. As mentioned above, a total of 8 smartphones were spotted on the database. The devices for the Pixel 3a XL included G020A, G020B, G020C, and G020D, while for the Pixel 3a, G020E, G020F, G020G, and G020H were found. All the devices mentioned here runs Android 9 Pie.
If we talk about the specifications of the new Pixel series, they aren’t official but according to a recent Geekbench listing the Pixel 3a will be powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC. On the other hand, the Pixel 3a XL will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC. The Pixel 3a comes with 4GB of RAM while its bigger Pixel 3a XL also comes with similar RAM options. Other than that, the battery of the Pixel 3a will be 3,000mAh.
The main difference between the two devices is their screen-sizes. While the Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2220 pixels) OLED display, the Pixel 3a XL will be seen sporting a 6-inch HD+ display. The Pixel 3a will be sporting a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. More details about the Google Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL will be available around the time of the Google I/O 2019 on May 7.