It’s been more than half a year since the release of the Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL smartphones, and info about the Pixel 4 generation is starting to appear on the Internet.

Google seems to also plan to launch middle entry phones before the release of the flagship models, for people with limited budgets.

New rumors about the middle entry Pixel smartphones suggest they will be named Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL and they will be able to take photos just as good as the top models.


The names of the two middle entry smartphones from Google were discovered in the new Android Q beta source code, within the Connectivity Monitor app, being listed as Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The new phones will benefit from mid range hardware and a slightly different construction. What is curious is that the phones have appeared in leaks in the past, some Russian bloggers managing to get their hands on functional prototypes of these smartphones a few months before.

The software has been improved in the mean time and the hardware platform was most likely finalized. Rumors mention a Google Pixel 3a hardware configuration based on the Snapdragon 670 chipset with 4 GB of RAM memory, frontal 8 MP camera and a 12 MP rear camera which may be identical to the camera of the Google Pixel 3 smartphone. The difference might come from processing because the Snapdragon 670 chipset is less advanced than the Snapdragon 845 chipset integrated under the hood of the Google Pixel 3.

The Google Pixel 3a smartphone should come with a 5.6 inches Full HD+ display while the Google Pixel 3a XL smartphone might come with a 6 inches display. There are details about the integration of a Snapdragon 710 chipset in the superior model but it’s hard to say if this model will be able to take photos similar to photos taken by the Google Pixel 3.

According to media sources, the release of the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 3a XL might happen in just a few weeks.


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