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Google unveils new “affordable” Pixel smartphones at I/O 2019

After months of speculation and wait Google has finally launched its affordable pixel smartphones at this years developer conference. These smartphones are a variant of the third generation pixel smartphones and come with an “a” tag namely Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.

These smartphones are to attract new customers from developing countries as Google struggled a lot in the last quarter. Also, these smartphones are a direct competitor to the cheaper variants of Apple’s and Samsung’s flagship which you may know as iPhone XR and S10 E.

Coming up to the specifications both the smartphone packs the Snapdragon 670 a coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage while there is a 3000mAH battery to back the Pixel 3a and a 3700mAH power pack to backup Pixel 3a XL

Google has not compromised with the display and went with a  5.6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2220 pixels at 18.5:9) gOLED display and a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080×2160 pixels at 18:9) gOLED display for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL both protected by Dragon Trail glass and offering 24-bit color depth.

The only thing which this series has derived from it’s older siblings is camera as both the smartphones sport a single 12.2-megapixel Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 sensor on the back just as same as Pixel 3 series and same front camera as seen on Pixel 3.

A Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel. Also, the Active Edge sensor is present, as seen on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

As for the pricing, the Pixel 3a is priced at $399 and Pixel 3a XL will be retailing for $499.