Google showed the budget «pixelboy»: Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL
At the annual conference for developers I/O 2019 in California, Google announced the completion of the family «pixel flow» two new, affordable models — the Pixel 3A and Pixel 3A XL. The low price (from $399) allows us to refer them to the «spiritual heirs» of the Nexus line, which was subsequently closed in favor of the more premium pixel series.
The novelties have the same cameras as the Pixel of the 3rd generation, but the chipsets are simpler. The more compact Pixel 3A features a «bee-less» 5.6-inch OLED screen with a resolution of FHD+ (1080h2220 pixels), covered with protective glass Dragon Trail. Below it is a Snapdragon 670 processor and Adreno 615 graphics. The memory of the smartphone is the same as that of its more expensive «older brother»: 4 gigabytes of RAM and 64 GB built-in. Slot for microSD-cards, however, is not provided. Like Pixel 3, the model 3A is equipped with a basic 12.2-MP photo sensor Sony IMX363 (f/1.8, pixel size — 1.4 microns) with optical image stabilization. «Frontalka» have him the same: on 8 MP (f/2.0). Battery capacity — 3000 mAh, support for fast charging according to the standard USB Power Delivery. The larger Pixel 3A XL, in General, the same «iron». But the screen is more spacious: this model is equipped with a 6-inch OLED panel FHD+ (1080h2160 pixels). «Bangs» like the Pixel 3 XL, it does not, but the frame around the display is noticeably thicker. The volume of the battery is more than the «normal» model — 3700 mAh.To make the cost of devices low, Google had to save on materials. Instead of metal and glass, plastic is used, instead of covering Gorilla Glass from Corning — a budget version of the Dragon Trail.
For Pixel 3A will ask $399, for Pixel 3A XL — $479. Both new products are already available in all countries where Pixel smartphones are sold (except India — where they can be bought starting from May 15). The release date of the devices on the Russian market is not specified.