Google Accidentally Lists Pixel 3a and 3a XL on Its Website

James Marshall
April 10, 2019

Other rumoured features of the Pixel 3a and 3a XL include eSIM support, a 3.5mm audio jack, Titan M security chip and Active Edge squeezable frame for accessing Google Assistant.

All things considered, the name was practically the main insight concerning these phones that required any kind of official confirmation - prior today, a Redditor uncovered a trove of information from Google's very own Play Console highlighting basically the whole spec sheets of the two new phones, codenamed "bonito" and "sargo". As those listings are meant for app developers to learn about specifications for devices they don't physically have on-hand, they more or less confirmed that Google is indeed plotting a pair of mid-range Pixel 3 phones. Previous leaks have tipped the Pixel 3a to come powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, 8MP front camera, and a 12MP rear camera. Truth be said, only their codenames, "sargo" and "bonito" surfaced, but considering how many times those two devices leaked attached to the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL names, it's safe to assume those will be their names. The Pixel 3a XL could pack the Snapdragon 710 processor. Not much is known about the release dates but it won't be surprising if Google announced all three devices as part of its I/O conference on May 7. Both phones have also bagged approval from the IMDA certification body from Singapore.

The Play Developer Console stated both devices will have 4GB of RAM. There's also a "Google Pixel 3a Case" link. Also, a listing for "Google Pixel 3a Case" was also found under the "Featured Accessories" list.

In its initial leak for the product, Rozetked said the Pixel 3a could have a starting price of between $400 (£306.34) and $500 (£382.93).

That's five months later, so to retain the "3" branding before a Pixel 4 hits, the Pixel 3a is likely to be unveiled around May, mid-way through the flagship Pixel 3's lifetime. Google launches its Pixel series around October, so Pixel 3a's May launch seems realistic. Now, the search engine giant has accidentally listed the aforementioned device on its product store.

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