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Google roundup Pixel 3a, 3a XL
« on: March 20, 2019, 07:03:09 AM »

We've been kind of expecting a slew of mid-range Pixels to make an appearance for a while now, as a device dubbed the "Pixel 3 Lite" got leaked out in Russia a couple of months ago. The rumor mill got relatively cold for the subsequent few months, but the recent arrival of the very first Android Q beta poured lots of oil into the barely-kindling fire. New references to the mysterious mid-range Pixels appeared within Android Q, revealing that the names will most likely be Pixel 3a and 3a XL, with the "a" likely standing for "affordable".

The good news about these Pixel devices? They are very likely to retain all the essential Pixel features and functionalities, most importantly the exceptional camera, with the only differences with the flagship phone bing found in the design and the performance areas, where Google has quite a lot of leeway and flexibility options.

We seem to know quite a lot about the phone, and we've summarized it for you right beneath. Here follows:

With appearance that's essentially similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, the 3a and 3a XL are expected to employ a predominantly plastic design. It seems it would emulate the "frosted glass" look of the regular Pixel flagships quite well while still allowing Google to throw in wireless charging as well.

While the Pixel 3a and 3a XL themselves will be very similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL in terms of overall size, the upcoming mid-rangers will reportedly have slightly smaller displays due to their thicker bezels. Notch-deniers would probably be delighted to know that neither the Pixel 3a nor the 3a XL will feature notches, which comes of as a big relief seeing how the Pixel 3 XL featured one of the ugliest notch designs last year. This means that the 3a XL will essentially be a blown up version of the 3a, which is not necessarily a bad thing.