The mid-range Pixel phones were expected to launch in Q1 2019, but it looks like Google has pushed the launch date further. Now, we are hoping the launch to take place at the Google I/O 2019 happening next month. First, it was reported that the named would be Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL, but a new leak suggested the names to be Google Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL. Now, Google itself confirmed the name Pixel 3a as the phone was listed on the official website.
The official website didn’t reveal anything else, but now, one thing that is 100% confirmed is the name. So, it’s not Pixel 3 Lite but rather Pixel 3a. So, the bigger one would be called Pixel 3a XL.
Apart from the official site, both the phones showed up on Google Play Console as well. So, the Google Pixel 3a is codenamed “sargo” while “bonito” is the codename of Pixel 3a XL. As the Google Play Console reveals, “sargo” has a Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels & 440 PPI pixel density. Android 9 Pie runs out of the box, and there is 4GB RAM. As per the previous leak, the phone has a 5.6-inch screen.
Coming to “bonito”, there is a Full-HD+ display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 & a pixel density of 400 PPI. There is Android 9 Pie and 4GB RAM, so there is no change in the amount of RAM. It is expected that the Google Pixel 3a XL has a 6-inch display.
Nothing much was revealed via Play Console, but as per previous leaks, the Pixel 3a features Snapdragon 670 processor while the Pixel 3a XL has a Snapdragon 710. Both phones have a headphone jack & a 12MP rear camera similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
As mentioned in the beginning, the launch is expected to take place at Google I/O in May.