Official Renders Of Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Found Ahead Of Launch Date

Google Pixel 3 third generation smartphone is seen on display after a news conference in Manhattan, New York
Google Pixel 3 third generation smartphone is seen on display after a news conference in Manhattan, New York
(Photo: Reuters/SHANNON_STAPLETON)

As with all things Pixel, Google has been keeping the lid shut on the new Pixel 3a and 3a XL. Yes, we've seen a bunch of renders, leaks, and rumors, but these don't compare to the real thing. May is coming in fast, and what Android Headlines posted may very well be the "official" render of Google's new Pixels.

The website reiterated that while there have been a number of renders going around in the past few months, these were all created "based on known information." Third-party outfits and accessory-makers, for example, make their own presumptions of what a device would look like. Considering as such, these are not official, or in this case, isn't exactly the one "Google wants to promote."

The website, however, is confident when they said that they have the "official end product images" of the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. As a follow-up to the seemingly convincing statement, they said the images "accurately depict" the Smartphones. Google recently teased that "something big is coming" on May 7, pointing that they will ultimately announce the two new Pixels on that date.

This holds even more water since the renders display "May 7" on their home screen. In addition, the official renders include several aspects of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL that were not featured in previous iterations. These include the returning 3.5mm headphone jack, thick bezels with no notch and a familiar girth notable to mid-tier devices.

Further, the bezels on top will house the handsets' earpiece and "most likely" an 8megapixel front facing camera. Phone Arena, on the other hand, sees that the Pixel 3a will be slightly thinner than the Pixel 3a XL. The former will have an 18.5:9 aspect ratio, while the latter comes in at 18:9.
Camera-wise, the Google Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL will use the same 12.2megapixel sensor found on its predecessor. It should also ship with the familiar two-design construction, although Google decided to go plastic rather than an expensive glass fitting.

Both the Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will host a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 CPU running on eight cores, a sizeable 64GB of onboard storage and 4GB of RAM. Rumors are also pointing to a 32GB version. The Pixel 3a will have a 3,000mAh battery, while the bigger Pixel 3a XL should have a bigger capacity, though there's no official word on this aspect.

Other details include eSIM support, Active Edge, Google's Titan M for security and of course, Android 9.0 Pie for that pure Google experience. Expect Google to announce the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL during their I/O conference next month. Verizon and T-Mobile will most likely carry these units while unlocked versions should be available at Google Store and other retailers for roughly around $400-$500, respectively.

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