The Pixel 3a and XL carrier prices leak, midrange specs at a Google camera premium

The Pixel 3a and XL carrier prices leak, midrange specs at a Google camera premium
An alleged screengrab from the internal inventory management system of a Canadian carrier was posted on Reddit and tells us all we need to know about pricing of the upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL midrangers by Google.

Pixel 3a and XL prices - plastic at a Google camera premium


In it, the smaller. 5.6" handset, codenamed Google "Sargo," is listed at 650 CAD, while the larger 6-incher "Bonito" goes for 800 CAD. Google's direct pricing could be a bit lower, though, as these things go, but, even if we just go the exchange rate route, that means US pricing of less than 500 USD for the 3a and about 600 USD for the 3a XL. 


Compared to the current starting price of $799 for the Pixel 3 and $899 for the 3 XL, Google's first midrangers would surely look like a bargain to potential buyers. Most of the Pixel customers are attracted to the phones made by Google on account of the pure stock Android and the class-leading camera, and those will be present on the 3a and 3a XL, too, just in a cheaper package.

To recap, The Pixel 3a is powered by a mid-range processor, which is something new for Google. The device is reportedly sporting a Snapdragon 670 chipset and boast 4GB of RAM alongside 32 gigs of native storage, no microSD card slot, and a 2,915mAh battery on deck. 

Size-wise the Pixel 3a is pretty similar to the iPhone XR despite having a much smaller, 5.6-inch display and should be "unapologetically plastic" if the rumors pan out. Its larger sibling, the 3a XL will reportedly be identical save for the screen diagonal and battery size, so expect plenty of interesting moments when these two are announced.

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Pixel 3a
  • Display 5.6" 1080 x 2220 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Pixel 3a XL
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 12.2 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 670, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3700 mAh

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6 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 780; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Will sell it to an average Joe but NO NO NO price for enthusiast and tech geeks. Not sure but I think Canadia ussually pays extra for the phones so actual US and European price might be lower. Given it's conversion price.

3. libra89

Posts: 2272; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I hope so. $799 versus $650 is a difference but not enough. $699 versus $600 base is different.

5. danny_a2005

Posts: 358; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

If it's plastic id rather get a pixel 2 xl

2. tokuzumi

Posts: 1873; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The leaked photo clearly shows the sargo having 64GB of storage. Not 32.

4. TBomb

Posts: 1419; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Was hoping for another $50-100 lower.. but let's see how the prices fair in the fall. If RCS comes to all the US carriers, buying a 3a without the cell plan could be a good iPod alternative for kids.

6. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This will fail miserably they offer nothing compelling

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