Technology giant Google has finally announced its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones at its I/O 2019 keynote. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL handsets are more affordable versions of the company’s flagship Pixel offerings and with them, Google eyes to compete better in the premium segment. The company has admitted that it did not have a very good quarter when it comes to smartphone sales.
The newly launched Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones will take on mid-range smartphones from the likes of Samsung, OnePlus and Apple. They come with a number of services that are exclusive to the Pixel lineup. Here are more details about the two smartphones:
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL price in India, availability
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are only available in one variant in India, that comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While the former is priced at Rs 39,999, the latter costs Rs 44,999. The handsets will be released in India on May 15 and interested customers can register for them on Flipkart starting today at 12:30 pm IST. The two devices by Google have been launched in Clearly White, Just Black, and Purplish colour options. However, only the first two will be available in India.
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL specifications and features
Technology giant Google has used hardware in its new devices that are mostly found in the budget segment of smartphones. While it has removed custom Pixel hardware like Pixel Visual Core, the handsets do come with the Titan M security chip. We should mention that Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a Xl smartphones are single SIM globally, but in India, you can use the eSIM feature will be available via Airtel and Reliance Jio. Needless to say, the handsets come with the latest version of Android 9.0 Pie and will be the first to be upgraded to Android Q. They will also have support for the AR applications.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 670 SoC, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. While the former comes with a 5.6-inch full-HD+ gOLED display, the latter has a 6-inch full-HD+ gOLED display. Both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are protected by Dragon Trail glass and offer 24-bit colour depth.
On the photography front, both the handsets come with a 12.2MP Dual-Pixel rear camera that has a Sony IMX363 sensor and supports OIS and EIS. The primary camera comes with an f/1.8 aperture, 76-degree field of view and 1.4-micron pixels. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL also come with Night Sight feature that enhances low-light photography, HDR+, Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom and Top Shot, that was introduced with Pixel 3 series.
For selfies and video calls, there is an 8MP camera that has an 84-degree field of view, 1.12-micron pixels, and an f/2.0 aperture. The back panel of the smartphones houses a Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor. While the Pixel 3a packs a 3,000mah battery, Pixel 3a XL has a 3,700mAh battery. Connectivity options of the handsets include 4G VoLTE, Wi-FI 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and thankfully, a 3.5mm headphone jack.