Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL teased to launch next week with Night Sight support

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL teased to launch next week with Night Sight support
Rumors of an affordable Pixel 3 model have been floating around for quite a while. Now, a teaser image posted on Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart has all but confirmed the impeding reveal of the Pixel 3a and a possible XL model.

The image has the tagline, "Help is on the way. Something big is coming to the Pixel universe on 8th May," which suggests that the Pixel 3a may launch during this year's Google I/O conference, which is going to take kick off on May 7 in Mountain View, California. The tagline, as well as the faint, purplish glow in the background of the image give further credit to previous rumors that the Pixel 3a may be available in a Thanos-inspired color option, dubbed "Not Purple," which we can only imagine was devised in a pure stroke of genius on part of Google's marketing team.



Another teaser image, leading up to the poster, has another interesting tagline: "Losing light after twilight?" This is very obviously alluding to Google's home-grown Night Sight camera mode, to which the Pixel 3 owes its status as one of the best smartphones for low-light photography. Although the Pixel 3a won't be as powerful as last year's models, it's very likely going to run the same Google Camera app that's available on its bigger brethren, and thus have support for some of the same coveted features.

Speaking of power and specs, here's what we know about the Pixel 3a so far (based on leaks and rumors, of course):

  • Processor: Snapdragon 670
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB, no microSD
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Charging: 18-watt fast charge

As for pricing, the Pixel 3a is expected to come with a $400 price tag for the 64GB version, while the Pixel 3a XL is likely going to set you back $500 for the same storage capacity. 

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6 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Prices sound decent ish for the phone. Lets hope this years Big Brother Pixels Finally gets 2 or better 3 rear cameras this year. Optical Zoom please.

4. applesnapple93

Posts: 301; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

Ill take no notch, balanced stereo speakers. 6-8GB of RAM first. I'm happy with a single camera on the back. Performs better than anyone's dual camera that I've compared it to in real world photos.

5. TBomb

Posts: 1283; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

We all got our own wish list, but why 6-8GB of RAM? Especially before a second camera on the back. Yeah, Pixel is amazing camera, but imagine if it had an extra one to help. 20/20 vision in one eye vs 20/20 in two. Definitely appreciate the no notch request (or make it like LG's at least). Speakers don't matter to me since I seldom use them - got headphones for any multimedia and speakerphone for phone calls suffice.

2. xavysp

Posts: 12; Member since: Feb 18, 2016

Google, sorry for the bad news, but this will be s**t, and this is insane, how in the heaven you can buy for 400 USD a phone with 4GB ram and 64GB storage wow. Even Samsung sells it A series in less than 300 USD. Come on, maybe you have a lot of money to take away like this. (Sorry but my grammar and vocabulary I am learning English :-( ) cheers!!! P.D. What do you think PhoneArena?

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1844; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The only saving grace for these mid range Pixels will be the camera. Using the same sensor as the more expensive Pixels is going to mean nothing else will come close in the mid range arena at any price.

6. Cheezwiz

Posts: 500; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

If Samsung brings the A70 to North America at $400-$425, these Pixels are dead.

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