Today is finally the day. After a semi-consistent flow of leaks over the last several months, Google has finally made its newest Pixel smartphones officially official. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are here, bringing with them big bezels, powerful enough specifications, and many of the features that smartphone owners expect.
First up, the Pixel 3a. This is the smaller of the two handsets, featuring a 5.6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2220x1080. Under the hood is an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, which is paired with 4GB of RAM. The Pixel 3a has a 12.2MP dual pixel camera on the back, with an 8MP front-facing camera on the other side. There is a Titan M security chip for added security.
The Pixel 3a's remaining specs include a USB-C port for charging, a 3000mAh battery (with Google's Adaptive Battery tech to extend life), 64GB of built-in storage, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for good measure. There is a fingerprint reader on the back of the handset. Just Black, Clear White, and Purple-ish are the new color options. The devices also support Active Edge to allow owners to squeeze the device to activate Google Assistant, and both are running Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Next, the Pixel 3a XL. We have a larger display on this model, measuring in at 6 inches. There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor inside, along with 4GB of RAM. The device also features 64GB of built-in storage. There is a single 12.2 dual pixel camera on the back, while around front there is the 8-megapixel shooter.
The device features a USB-C port for charging, the battery measures in at 3700mAh, and there is a 3.5mm headphone jack as well. The fingerprint reader on the back will handle the biometric security option. And both handsets feature stereo speakers and Bluetooth 5.0 support.
The Pixel 3a is priced at $399. The Pixel 3a XL is set at $479. In the U.S., the entire Pixel smartphone family is also available at Sprint, T-Mobile, and U.S. Cellular. Both the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available beginning today in 13 markets.