On May 7, Google I / O 2019, cheap offshoots are expected from Google's Pixel smartphones. The names Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are safe. On a long history of leaks, which started in January, now follow most technical data and German prices.
Premature sale clears up last doubts
If the names of the smartphones were already considered secure in the run-up, then they were again confirmed in the meantime by early-issued models at the US dealer Best Buy. The photos of the packaging, the Android Police present, in addition to the name also confirm at least two colors in violet and black. Also a white version is certain from the previously leaked photos. The packaging confirms that the Pixel 3a XL has a screen diagonal of 6.0 inches, while the big brother Pixel 3 XL (test) is 6.3 inches in the meantime. The pixel 3a, however, should be set to 5.6 inches and would thus be minimally larger than the pixel 3 with 5.5 inches. The resolution is expected to be 1,080 × 2,220 pixels. Google also continues to use OLED for the screens.
With Snapdragon 670 and flagship camera
The technical data are also part of the rumors. Since the Pixel 3a models are located in the middle class, the equipment is correspondingly weaker than in Google's top models. In place of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, the Snapdragon 670, with eight Cryo 360 cores, is now moving in a cluster of two and a six. The system-on-a-chip is supported by 4 GB of RAM, which also corresponds to the amount of RAM used in flagships.
Unlike the hardware under the hood, the camera is supposed to match the more expensive models. Photography has become Google's USP in recent years, so even the cheap models should make no compromises.
German prices start at 399 euros
Citing documents of a dealer and the network operator Vodafone also reported Caschy's blog on the German prices of the upcoming models. The price of the pixel 3a is given with 399 euro, that of the pixel 3a XL with 479 euro. The price recommendation for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are with 849 euro respectively 949 euro (64 GB) almost twice as high. Which further cuts will be made for a corresponding price difference, the Google I / O will show next week.