Google Leaks the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in Store and Google Play

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Google is terrible at holding in secrets, and that’s been more apparent than ever with the company’s upcoming Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launch. We don’t know when the phones will be unveiled or how much they’ll cost, but we sure as heck know they exist, and it’s all thanks to Google’s horrible efforts to keep its secrets.

Google Pixel 3a listed as a “new” option under the “Phone” tab. | Image: 9to5Google

As spotted by multiple outlets including 9to5Google, Google actually published a redesigned version of its own online store which listed the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. You couldn’t visit their product pages, but that’s enough to confirm that these are, indeed, the names of the phones.

Meanwhile, it was also discovered that the Google Play Developer Console, the service developers use to publish their apps, listed two new devices under the codenames “bonito” and “sargo.” If you’ve been following the Pixel 3a rumors, you know these are the codenames for both new phones. What’s more, the listings confirmed nearly every spec you’ll be able to find in the devices.

Here’s a breakdown of what we can confidently say the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will feature.

Pixel 3aPixel 3a XL
5.6-inch 2160×1080 OLED display6.0-inch 2220×1080 OLED display
Snapdragon 670Snapdragon 670
3,000mAh battery3,000mAh battery (?)
Headphone jackHeadphone jack
Android 9 PieAndroid 9 Pie
12MP rear camera (same as Pixel 3)12MP rear camera (same as Pixel 3)

In addition, the listings in question confirmed a “midyear” release for both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. This indicates an announcement is basically right around the corner, or at least in a month or two. But time is ticking, and before you know it, the Pixel 4 will be here and discounted Pixel 3 phones will be flying around everywhere. Google’s gonna have to hit the gas on this one and get these phones to market. Otherwise, it’s unclear how much demand for the devices there will be.

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