The Pixel 4 is already generating some discussion thanks to some unofficial renders, but Google still has one last obstacle to give before it closes the chapter of Pixel 3. Yes, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, previously Pixel 3 Lite and 3 Lite XL, have not yet been covered, but that might not be long now. And when they do, there may not be many unexpected features left with some key details that have leaked onto these mid-range phones.
Google has not yet made a mid-range phone, bet on the Nexus line or the younger Pixel brand. In fact, it has put some premium specifications in not so premium designs, like the Nexus 5X, but it still counts as a star phone. It will be interesting to see Google’s interpretation of this level.
Judging by some of the most persistent leaks, it might not differ much after all. The biggest internal difference is the expected Snapdragon 670 and the storage of 64 GB in the Pixel 3a. Taking into account that the Pixel 3 has the same 4 GB of RAM, it could be considered almost high-end. The 3,000 mAh battery is only slightly better than the Pixel 3 battery.
If the tip is correct, then the Pixel 3a will also have an OLED screen instead of a cheaper LCD screen. With a size of 5.6 inches and a resolution of 2220 × 1080, it is almost on par with the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3a will also have a 12 megapixel camera, but supposedly will have a lower quality than the most expensive phone. The details for the Pixel 3a XL are still incomplete in comparison.
On the outside, the most telling difference, at least when you hold it, would be the use of a polycarbonate (plastic) body instead of metal and glass. The phones will supposedly come in Clearly White and Just Black colors, as well as a mysterious new option. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are expected to be released in Spring and, like any other Pixel, will be on Verizon exclusively for the operator locked models.