Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL Officially Launched in India

Google at its developer’s conference, Google I/O 2019 had officially launched the Google Pixel 3a and the pixel 3a XL. Our earlier post had listed down the rumored specs for both the devices. Sundar Pichai, at the Google I/O 2019 has revealed these mid-ranger pixel phones during one of his keynotes at the event.

Pixel 3a Specifications

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Google Pixel 3a

The pixel 3a from Google shall be 8.2 mm in thickness with a combined weight of 147 g. The design is reminiscent of front glass and polycarbonate body. The display on the device is a 5.6 inch OLED touch screen having 1080 x 2220 pixels which produce 441 ppi as pixel density. The screen for protection is using Asahi Dragon Trail Glass and has a 75 % screen to body ratio.

The phone will be rocking the stock Google ROM as seen on the earlier launched Pixel 3 devices. This ensures timely updates and upgrades to users in real time.

Pixel 3a will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset on an Octacore CPU coupled with Adreno 615 GPU. You get 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory which sadly isn’t further expandable by any means.

Camera department gets you the same optics from the Original Pixel 3 devices. On the rear, the phone is rocking a single 12.2 MP shooter having f/1.8 aperture along with dual LED flash and HDR. Towards the front, you get an 8 MP snapper having f/2.0 aperture with HDR. The rear camera can record 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30, 60, 120 fps. Front, on the other hand, can only shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps.

The fingerprint sensor is rear mounted with type c port. wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC. The entire phone is powered by 3000 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.

Pixel 3a XL Specifications

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Google Pixel 3a XL

The pixel 3a XL from Google shall be 8.2 mm in thickness with a combined weight of 167 g. The design is reminiscent of front glass and polycarbonate body. The display on the device is a 6.0 inch OLED touch screen having 1080 x 2160 pixels which produce 402 ppi as pixel density. The screen for protection is using Asahi Dragon Trail Glass and has a 76.3 % screen to body ratio.

The phone will be rocking the stock Google ROM and will ensure timely updates and upgrades to users in real time.

Pixel 3a XL will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset on an Octacore CPU coupled with Adreno 615 GPU. You get 4GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory which sadly isn’t further expandable¬†again.

Camera department gets you the same optics from the Original Pixel 3 devices. On the rear, the phone is rocking a single 12.2 MP shooter having f/1.8 aperture along with dual LED flash and HDR. Towards the front, you get an 8 MP snapper having f/2.0 aperture with HDR. The rear camera can record 2160p videos at 30 fps and 1080p videos at 30, 60, 120 fps. Front, on the other hand, can only shoot 1080p videos at 30 fps.

The fingerprint sensor is rear mounted with type c port. wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC. The entire phone is powered by 3700 mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.

Pricing & Availablity

The Pixel 3a has been priced at Rs. 39,999 whereas the Pixel 3a XL shall be retailed for Rs. 44,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. These phones shall be available in clearly white, just black and purple-ish colors to choose from.

Google has clearly missed out once again with the pricing especially in India where budget is almost everything while a consumer chooses his or her smartphone. As of now, the OnePlus 6T is being sold for Rs. 32,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant which is way more price-oriented as it has a good camera and the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset. Even the POCO F1 from Xiaomi is available under Rs. 22,000 with Snapdragon 845 chipset and an amazing camera for that matter.

Pixel 3a and 3a XL shall be sold online on Flipkart from May 15th during flash sales.

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