On the eve of Google I/O and the expected unveiling of the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, tipster Roland Quandt tweeted three leaked and translated pages of Google Pixel 3a specs. While Quandt doesn't say where the pages came from, there aren't many surprises. The Pixel 3a will feature a notchless 5.6-inch OLED panel with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 (FHD+), which works out to an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 and a pixel density of 441. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform. 4GB of memory is included along with 64GB of storage. We also could see a 128GB variant made available.
The rear camera is the same one found on the Pixel 3. That means it weighs in at 12.2MP and has an aperture of f/1.8. Video can be recorded in 1080p at 30, 60 and 120fps; in 720p at 30, 60 and 240fps; and in 4K at 30fps. In front, there is an 8MP selfie snapper with an aperture of f/2.0. Video can be shot from the front-facing camera at 30fps in 1080p, 720p and 480p. Keeping the lights on is a 3000mAh battery, and Android 9 Pie is pre-installed.
While Quandt didn't tweet the specs sheet for the Pixel 3a XL, there are believed to be only a few differences between the two models. First, there is the 6-inch OLED display on the 3a XL, which sports a 1080 x 2160 FHD+ resolution. That means that the aspect ratio is 18:9 and the pixel density comes in at 402. The larger sized model will have a generous 3700mAh battery, even larger than the one found on the high-end Pixel 3 XL. And while the two mid-rangers share the remaining specs, there is still speculation this late that the Pixel 3a XL will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform and will feature 6GB of memory. Again, that is just some late speculation; tomorrow we should find out for sure.
Night Sight will be supported on both models allowing you to snap viewable photos under low-light conditions. And they pair will also be equipped with Active Edge; that's the feature that lets you wake up Google Assistant by squeezing the sides of the phone. Most Pixel users we know used this at first when they had a task for the virtual personal assistant, but after some time the novelty of it wore off.
Meanwhile, both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with three years of Android updates (Q, R, and S) and an 18W fast charger. Besides the charger, the other accessories that come in the box with either phone include a USB-C to USB-C cable, a Quick Switch adapter for transferring apps and files from another handset, a SIM card tool and a pair of 3.5mm earphones. Yes, that's right, the Pixel 3a XL will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Watch the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL unveiled live during the Google I/O Keynote
Google is marketing the mid-range Pixels as a way to more affordably purchase a phone sporting an "extraordinary camera. The pricing is aimed at those who want that highly capable image processing system that the Pixel line is known for, but find the high-end Pixels to be a little pricey. The latest rumor has the 64GB Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL priced at $399 and $497, respectively.
Watch the new mid-range Pixels become official tomorrow at Google I/O
As we mentioned, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL should both be officially announced tomorrow at Google I/O. The Keynote gets underway starting at 10 am PDT (1 pm EDT, 5 pm GMT). You can watch a livestream of the event right here.
Renders of the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a along with spec sheets for the Google Pixel 3a