The Pixel 3a turned out the most leaked phone in history, was that a buzzkill for you?
by Daniel Petrov / May 10, 2019, 7:26 AM
First, an alleged Pixel 3 Lite turned up in live photos from the confines of the former Soviet Union, complete with a writeup of the current specs - the processor, the RAM amount, the 12MP/8MP camera combo, the 5.56" display - everything was listed about six months before the unveiling.
sized up with the Pixel 3, then the gear was sized up and compared with Apple's current iPhones. Heck, we even had the first camera samples from the 12MP rear shooter way back in November. In December, it was time for the Pixel 3a XL to show up, and the ball started rolling with the final naming scheme and the first video reviews.A few days later, we got it
Thus, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL had hands-ons, video reviews, camera samples, and comparisons with popular phones two weather seasons before their actual announcement this week, which makes them the most leaked smartphones in history. When Google's CEO Sundar Pichai took the stage on Tuesday, about the only thing left to see were the promo videos and the software trickery that the phones will introduce.
This is why we wanted to ask you if you still felt excitement when the phones were announced in the flesh or whether all that leaking somewhat took it away despite the excellent value-for-money ratio.
The Pixel 3a was the most leaked device in history, did that ruin the unveiling for you?
- 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
Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 08, 2019
I think it's based on the individual. I was still excited for the Note 7 even though everything about it had already been leaked, followed by more excitement for the Note 8 due to my short time with the Note 7. Just depends.
posted on May 10, 2019, 8:23 AM 0
Posts: 1889; Member since: Nov 17, 2011
If it was a high-end device yes. But a budget device not so much. I think it's better to get a few vague leaks and genuinely be surprised at the launch event rather than knowing everything before the event and watching/attending the event like "yeah we already knew that." Now the same holds true for the OnePlus 7 Pro launch next week but I've never been to one before and New York has been on my visit list for a while now but I feel like outside of the camera tech they out into it I pretty much know all I need to know about it. And yes I do plan to get one next week.
posted on May 10, 2019, 4:53 PM 0
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