Google Just Confirmed the 'Lite' Version of Pixel 3 - Pixel 3a

Google Just Confirmed the 'Lite' Version of Pixel 3 - Pixel 3a

Google Just Confirmed the 'Lite' Version of Pixel 3 - Pixel 3a

This latest slip up follows the exposure of the 3a and 3a XL on the Google Play Developer Console, which revealed the specs and colours of both devices. The name "Pixel 3a" appeared in the navigation menu for phones, while a Pixel 3a case appeared in a list of featured accessories.

Other than the two Pixel budget smartphones, a 10-inch smart display called Google Nest Hub Max was also spotted on the Google Store. The names of the upcoming phones were confirmed via Android Q listing under codenames Sargo and Bonito. Basically, Google is trying to bridge the gap between the premium flagship and mid-range devices.

Sargo was said to offer a display with the resolution of 1080x2220 and the density of 440-pixels-per-inch while bonito was stated to have a 1080x2160 resolution and the density of 400-pixels-per-inch.

These specifications line up fairly well with previous leaks, which claimed that the Pixel 3a will have a 5.6-inch display and a Snapdragon 670 processor, while the upsized Pixel 3a XL will feature a 6.0-inch display and a Snapdragon 710 processor. Both will be run Android 9 Pie OS software.

While these specs aren't exactly head-turning, what could set the Pixel 3a apart from the competition would be the inclusion of the Pixel Visual Core - the chip that power's the Pixel's photography capabilities. It will sports an 8MP wide-angle front camera and a 12MP rear camera.

The battery capacity of the Pixel 3a XL is not known yet, but the Pixel 3a may house a 3,000mAh battery. As per the information shared, the company will bundle the Pixel Buds and Pixel 3a case along with the smartphone. Both the devices have also received IMDA certification in Singapore, suggesting an imminent launch of the phones.

The Google Store pages revealed that Google's Connected Home product lineup could be gaining a new "Google Nest Hub Max". These phones are expected to arrive with 64GB of native storage. However, it is not confirmed yet.

Google has been preparing affordable versions of its Pixel smartphones for months now.

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