Google’s upcoming mid-rangers, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, have reportedly leaked in new renders which show the phones in cases. Android Headlines published the images which they say are “official end product images.” It’s important to note, though, that these renders are by no means up to scale, so make of them how you wish.
There are a few interesting aspects we can talk about. At the top, you can clearly see the cutout for the headphone jack which will be present on both phones. On the bottom, there’s a dip where the USB-C port more than likely lives. On the right side, you get your normal power and volume buttons, while the left remains blank. The screens feature a new wallpaper that hasn’t been published Google yet along with a date of May 7th and a time of 9:00. This information lines up with Google’s plans to unveil the Pixel 3a at I/O 2019.
In addition, we can also see chunky bezels serving as the forehead and chin for both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. It isn’t clear if they’ll offer stereo speakers since we can’t see a second grille on the chin in these images, but we’ll hold out hope for the inclusion nonetheless.
There isn’t much left to unpack about the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. We know the device’s specs (seen below), we know what they look like, and we have a general idea of how much they might go for (around $600 to $700 or so). We’ll have to wait for Google to finalize everything, of course, but don’t expect any surprises during the phones’ announcements.
|Pixel 3a||Pixel 3a XL|
|5.6-inch 2160×1080 OLED display||6.0-inch 2220×1080 OLED display|
|Snapdragon 670||Snapdragon 670|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|3,000mAh battery||3,000mAh battery (?)|
|Headphone jack||Headphone jack|
|Android 9 Pie||Android 9 Pie|
|12MP rear camera (same as Pixel 3)||12MP rear camera (same as Pixel 3)|