“The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are rumoured to be the upcoming mid-range variants of the Pixel 3 series”
Lately, plenty of rumours regarding the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been surfacing online. The new phones have now been certified by IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority) of Singapore. Whenever a phone starts receiving certifications, it usually means that the launch is closing. Apart from being certified in Singapore, the phones have also showed up on Google Play. It is possible that Google may just launch the phones during the I/O 2019 conference next month. The certified phones carry the model number G020B and G020F, which are the same numbers that were listed on another certification website. This suggests that these are indeed the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL.
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL specifications
By now, you should know that Google isn’t good at keeping secrets. The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were probably the most leaked phones ever. Now, the upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL have been listed on the Google Play Developer Console. The listing reveals several specifications about the the phones.
The Google Play Developer Console provides detailed specifications about phones and other devices. This allows developers to choose to build for these devices, or deny support. The console recently listed two new devices called ‘Bonito’ and ‘Sargo’. These are the codenames for the Pixel 3a and 3a XL.
Both the phones are listed with 4GB of RAM, which was already known. The larger of the two, called ‘Bonito’, has a 6-inch display with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels and 400ppi pixel density. On the other hand, ‘Sargo’ gets a display with 1,080 x 2,220 pixels resolution and 440ppi pixel density. This is the smaller phone with the 5.6-inch display.
Other rumoured specifications include the Snapdragon 670 processor, 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. The phones also run on Android 9.0 Pie and support OpenGL ES 3.2. The list also includes the following under the System features headline -“PIXEL_2019_MIDYEAR_EXPERIENCE”. This probably means that we will be seeing the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a much before October.
|Octa core (2 GHz, Dual Core + 1.7 GHz, Hexa Core)|
|4 GB RAM|
|5.6 inches (14.22 cm)|
|1080x2220 px, 441 PPI|
|12.2 MP Primary Camera|
|Dual LED Flash|
|8 MP Front Camera|
|USB Type-C port|