Cheaper Google Pixel phones might be on their way

Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are Likely Google's New Mid-Range Phones

Report confirms derpy Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL names

Previously, the Google Pixel 3a XL appeared online on GeekBench website under the codename "Foxconn Pixel 3XL".

Sadly, unlike the Pixel 3a, we don't have much information about the bigger Pixel.

What's particularly interesting is the fact that the phone features a headphone jack at the top.


Numerous rumors swirling about the entry-level versions of Google's Pixel smartphone appear to be on the money - except what Google plans to call its upcoming devices.

The chipset in question is a Snapdragon 670 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage. (Credit: Tom's Guide) The common assumption about the reported phones was that Google planned to call them the Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL.

Last week, XDA-Developers discovered lines of code within Android Q's first beta that referenced the budget handsets' names: Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.


The differences between the 3a and 3a XL (beyond size) are not known yet.

The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL have been Google's release of 2018, becoming the vehicle to try out all the new software technologies that Google has to offer. While the Pixel 3 XL has a huge 6.4-inch screen, we're only expecting a 5.56-inch panel on the Lite model. Comparing this to the Pixel 3s 5.5” 18:9 screen suggests we may be looking at a notch. The Pixel 3a battery is expected to be just 3,000mAh and be charged with 18W fast charging through it's USB-C port. It uses an OLED display rather than an expected LCD, and has a 2220 × 1080 resolution (440dpi). If the deal suits your needs, you'll be happy to know that Google Fi now sells the Pixel 3 for just $600, while the Pixel 3 XL costs just $700, down from $900.


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