As expected, Google introduced its mid-range Pixel line today
. The Pixel 3a
and Pixel 3a XL
are being marketed as a way for consumers to get the great Pixel
photography experience at a lower price. The Pixel 3a
and Pixel 3a XL are $399 and $479, respectively. As is typical, Google released some new videos and ads related to today's announcement.
The first video, "Meet Pixel 3a" starts by posting the words, "The camera you always wanted," and proceeds to discuss Night Sight. That is the feature that allows Pixel users to take viewable pictures under low-light conditions. The video even shows a comparison between a photo snapped in low-light by Phone X (obviously the iPhone XS
) and the Pixel 3a. Other features on the mid-range Pixels mentioned in the clip include the all-day battery and Active Edge
; the latter allows users to squeeze the sides of the phone to call up Google Assistant
In another video, rappers 2 Chainz and Awkwafina are talking about their unnamed phones running out of storage. Awkwafina reveals that the other day she had to delete a picture of her grandmother in order to take a picture of...her grandmother. Both artists say that they want a phone that knows them, knows their tastes, schedule and where to get sea bass when they crave it. "Are we asking too much for a phone that does the dope things we want without paying for the dumb things we don't want?" says Awkwafina. So both decide to say goodbye to their current handsets, which will replaced by the Pixel 3a.
Other videos released today by Google include quick 15 second ads for Night Sight, unlimited photo storage and Fast Charge for the Pixel 3a. The three all show comparisons with Phone X, which, as we pointed out before, is Google's cute way of comparing the Pixel 3a with the iPhone XS
without actually naming the latter device.
Videos related to today's unveiling of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL