Google I/O 2019 Livestream: How to Watch the Keynote

Google Pixel 3a XL

Google I/O 2019 Livestream: How to Watch the Keynote

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were announced at Google I/O 2019 today, and they're coming to T-Mobile. Reports suggest that Google has big plans for Android TV this year and is also working on an OS for feature phones.

Whether the Pixel 3a's combination of lower specifications but better software and camera is appealing enough to make a dent in the highly competitive mid-range market remains to be seen.

Google provided travel and lodging reimbursement to some members of the media for Google I/O 2019, MrMobile included. From the leaked renders, which show the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL as well in black and white, it is clear that they will borrow a lot of design elements from the Pixel 3.

Unfortunately, the Pixel 3a appears to sacrifice wireless charging and IP68 dust and water resistance.

Additionally, the smartphone will be accompanied by Google's Active Edge feature, which enables Google Assistant by squeezing the bottom edges of the smartphone, along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The upcoming home hub is expected to sport 10-inch display, while the previous one features a 7-inch display.

The Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch display with a screen resolution of 1,080 × 2,220 pixels.

Moving on, both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL have been powered by the Snapdragon 670 SoC, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

Other connectivity options include a 3.5mm headphone jack, 5GHz Wi-Fi ac support, up to Cat. In addition to that, he has also obtained the Pixel 3a spec-sheet and marketing material info for the devices as well. You get the same 12.2MP (f/1.8) Sony IMX363 sensor on the rear, paired with an 8MP (f/2.0) selfie sensor. When I was building this video, the seven-month-old Pixel 3 was on sale for 200 dollars off ... but even so, it started at $599. According to DroidLife, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL will pack equally impressive cameras like the original Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL which will be accompanied with Night Sight. Fuelling the device will apparently be a 3,700 mAh battery. The former is priced at ₹39,999 while the latter will be sold at ₹44,999. The software is the same too, including the squeeze-shortcut for Google Assistant and the guaranteed three years of updates. We certainly like the smartphone after having it used for a couple-odd days, but the Indian pricing has soured the whole package which could've been a great recommendation for photo-centric smartphone users. The two cameras on the Pixel 3 have 75-degree and 97-degree field of view, while the FOV on the Pixel 3a is right in-between at 84-degrees.

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