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Google launches Pixel 3a and 3a XL with Snapdragon 670 SoC, 12.2MP rear camera with Sony IMX363 sensor for ₹39,999 and ₹44,999 respectively

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At the Google IO 2019 Keynote today, Google finally announced the long-rumoured Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are the ‘lite’ versions of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that comes with mid-range SoCs and mid-range specifications without compromising on the camera. These new Pixels come in a Polycarbonate unibody design with features like Always-on Display, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, eSIM support and much more.

The Google Pixel 3a comes with a 5.6-inch FullHD+(2220 x 1080p) OLED 18.5:9 display and the Pixel 3a XL features a bigger 6-inch FullHD+(2160 x 1080p) OLED 18:9 display. Both the smartphones come with Dragon Trail Glass protection. The Google Pixel 3a comes with a 3000mAH battery and Pixel 3a XL packs in a 3700mAH battery. The smartphones support 18W fast charging via USB Type-C(USB 2.0) port. They can last up to 7 hours with 15 minutes of charge. Except for these two specifications, everything else mostly remains the same.

They are powered by an Octa-core Snapdragon 670 Processor clocked at 2GHz, Adreno 615 GPU, Titan M Security Module as seen on the latest Pixel 3 and 3 XL. Titan Security protects the most sensitive data by securing the lock screen and also its strengths disk encryption. The latest Pixels are packed with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB internal storage with no support for MicroSD card. They are running on Android 9.0 Pie and will a minimum of 3 years of security updates and 3 years of OS updates from Google.

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL India launch date

On to the optics, the Pixel 3a, and 3a XL feature a 12.2MP(ƒ/1.8) Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor at the rear with AF with dual pixel phase detection, OIS+EIS, 76° field of view, 1/2.55″ Sensor Size, 1.4μm pixel width, the camera features includes – Night Sight, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, Super Res Zoom, HDR+, up to 4K @ 30fps recording and 240fps slow-mo(720p). Over at the front, there is an 8MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, Fixed focus, 84° field of view. Further, the Active Edge feature enables users to Squeeze the smartphone to launch the Google Assistant, and easily send texts, get directions, and set reminders—simply using your voice.

Google Pixel 3a Specifications

  • 5.6-inch Full-HD+(2220 x 1080p) gOLED 18.5:9 display, Dragon Trail Glass
  • 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 670 Processor, Adreno 615 GPU, Titan M Security Module
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 64GB internal storage with no support for MicroSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP(ƒ/1.8) Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor, AF with dual pixel phase detection, OIS+EIS, 76° field of view, 1/2.55″ Sensor Size, 1.4μm pixel width
  • Camera Features – Night Sight, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, Super Res Zoom, HDR+, up to 4K @ 30fps recording(rear)
  • Front Camera: 8MP(f/2.0), Fixed focus, 84° field of view
  • 3000mAH battery with 18W Fast Charging support
  • Single Nano SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Thickness: 8.2mm and Weight: 147gms
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX HD), NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, AR Core support
  • Colours: Just Black, Clearly White

Google Pixel 3a XL Specifications

  • 6-inch Full-HD+(2160 x 1080p) gOLED 18:9 display, Dragon Trail Glass
  • 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 670 Processor, Adreno 615 GPU, Titan M Security Module
  • 4GB LPDDR4x RAM
  • 64 GB internal storage with no support for MicroSD card
  • Rear Camera: 12.2MP(ƒ/1.8) Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor, AF with dual pixel phase detection, OIS+EIS, 76° field of view, 1/2.55″ Sensor Size, 1.4μm pixel width
  • Camera Features – Night Sight, Top Shot, Portrait Mode, Motion Auto Focus, Super Res Zoom, HDR+, up to 4K @ 30fps recording(rear)
  • Front Camera: 8MP(f/2.0), Fixed focus, 84° field of view
  • 3700mAH battery with 18W Fast Charging support
  • Single Nano SIM, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Thickness: 8.2mm and Weight: 167gms
  • Wi-Fi 2.4 + 5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX HD), NFC, GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, AR Core support
  • Colours: Just Black, Clearly White

Pricing and Availability

  • Google Pixel 3a – INR 39,999
  • Google Pixel 3a XL – INR 44,999

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available on Flipkart – you can register on the site starting 8th May 2019, and the phones will be available for purchase on 15th May 2019.

Starting today, eSIM on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are now supported on Airtel and Reliance Jio and are also available on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Offers

  • Pixel 3a users will get 3 months of Youtube Music Premium for free, should be activated by September 30, 2019.

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