At its annual developer conference in Mountain View last night, Google announced two new additions to their Pixel family — the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. With the same premium camera of the Pixel 3, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are offers the best of Google’s Android platform at half the price.
The two phones sport an OLED display on a 5.6-incher and a 6-incher display respectively. Internally, the Pixel 3a series are powered by a Snapdragon 670 chipset and clubbed with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Pixel 3a will also sport 300mAh and 3700mAh batteries respectively and both support fast charging with an 18W charger USB Type-C power adapter out of the box.
As before and in common, the Pixel 3, 3 XL, 3a and 3a XL feature dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Active Edge sensors, single SIM + eSIM, Stereo speakers, and the latest Android Pie operating system.
Google Pixel 3a aims to deliver what users will expect from the new Pixel devices. Google’s HDR+ technology on the 12Mp rear camera and with features such as Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom, and Night Sight to capture clear shots in low light, the Pixels also get a new camera mode video Time lapse. The front camera is also the same with an 8MP sensor. With Google Photos built in, users can save high-quality photos and videos with free, unlimited storage.
Lastly, the two phones can supply up to 7 hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge and up to 30 hours on a full charge.
Features such as squeeze the phone to launch the Google Assistant is available as before.
The Pixel 3a is also protected against new threats — thanks to three years of security and operating system updates promised by Google and the custom-built Titan M chip to help protect your most sensitive data.
Pixel 3a and the entire Pixel portfolio will get a preview of AR in Google Maps (only available in areas covered on Street View). This helps you know precisely where you are, and exactly which way to start walking.
The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available on Flipkart starting May 8, 2019 for registration, and finally available for purchase on May 15, 2019. Every Pixel 3a phone will also give you 3 months of YouTube Music Premium free.
Available in two colors—Just Black and Clearly White—and two phones priced at Rs 39,999 for the 5.6-inch display and Rs 44,999 for the 6-inch model.