Spec sheets for the Google Pixel 3a leak (Update: new renders for both models too!)

Spec sheets for the Google Pixel 3a leak (Update: new renders for both models too!)
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.


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.

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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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25 Comments

1. mackan84

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

As I’m being early here I want to ask this. Which is more justified? Buying a new midrange or an old flagship at similar price? How is this new snapdragon 600 or 700 series compared to one or two year older 800 series? Always wondered about this. Or do one buy midrange because of a different design then a 1/2 year old flagship?

2. OneLove123

Posts: 883; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Just get the pixel 2 xl.

10. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I don’t think that’s good advice for two reasons: 1. The Pixel 2XL will only be getting another year of updates whereas the 3a will be getting 3 years. 2. The Snapdragon 670 matches the 835 in performance. It was built using the same cores as the 845 (just with 2 performance cores instead of 4). Then there are other things to consider like the Titan M chipset which isn’t on the Pixel 2XL.

11. Onespot

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

Lol, SD670 doesnt match SD835 in terms of performance, SD670 is 11nm and SD835 is 10nm, try playing graphic intense game like PuBg on device with SD670 and SD835, you will know the difference

12. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Their is a comparison online and the sd670 smokes the sd835

17. Onespot

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

If u ever get a chance game on it and check, i tried and SD670 sucks

21. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

670 is a 10nm chipset. I don’t even think 11 nm chipsets exist.

24. Onespot

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

My bad, but sd835 still outperforms sd670

25. Onespot

Posts: 52; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

My bad, sd675 is 11nm and 670 is 10nm but still sd835 outperforms sd670

13. mackan84

Posts: 282; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I asked this because I was wondering what you would gain with a new midrange if google went full-apple, and sold last years flagships at a cheaper price.

15. shawman

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

I dont think that is correct. 675 use Kryo 460, 670 uses Kryo 360 similar to 835. But it has slower modem and probably slower memory as well.

22. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2314; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Snapdragon 845 is based on Kryo 385 which is similar to 360 just with lower L2 cache and clock speed. Everything else is similar.

7. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

All I know ... Not counting GPU, just CPU 636 > 632 > 630 > 810 820 > 660 > 810 I think 670/675 might be on pair with 820. While 710/712 are between 835 and 820.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 643; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Everything is better than the 810. That chip was garbage.

19. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

actually, the 675 has a higher performance than the 710 and the 712

3. Cat97

Posts: 1804; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

$399 is not bad, if the camera quality is the same as Pixel 3. But knowing Google, battery life will suck so you must really want that camera.

8. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Since the Spectra is not same of 8xx series and it has impact on image processing, it wont be same of Pixel. Probably much lower quality like iphone X

4. kotan24

Posts: 308; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This crap is gonna flop worst than the all the Pixels before it, utter crap, I’d rather get me an iPhone 7 plus and will get way better overall performance and still save money.

6. OneLove123

Posts: 883; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Sure!!!

14. Reviewerofstuff

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 02, 2018

Nope the 7 plus is 569 bucks. The 3a xl is 480. Also the 3a xl will probably have snap 710 which is equal in performance to the a10.

5. User123456789

Posts: 668; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

I think they use Poled

16. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

Give me the Samsung A70 at $425, and the Pixel 3a/XL is dead.

18. Sealblaighter

Posts: 426; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Stupid marketing, where is the 128 GB version if there is no card slot???? At least Apple has more options!

23. skips

Posts: 471; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

this comment was made 7 hours ago and it already did not age well

20. tokuzumi

Posts: 1843; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'll definitely follow the reviews of this phone (non XL variant). I have no interest in paying $700+ for a phone. Not worth it, IMO.

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