Update — April 8, 2019: Google Play Developer Console device catalog has revealed that the Pixel 3a (Sargo) will come with a 2220×1080 pixels FHD+ 440 PPI display and Pixel 3a XL (Bonito) will come with a 2160 x 1080 pixels FHD+ 400 PPI display, which reveals display size of 5.6-inches and 6-inches, respectively as rumored earlier. This also confirms 4GB RAM for the phones.
Earlier: Rumors and leaks about both the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 Lite XL codenamed ‘sargo’ and ‘bonito’ surfaced few months back. Last week with Android Q beta release it was revealed that the phone will be launched Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Now detailed specifications of the phones have surfaced.
This reveals a 5.6-inch FHD+ OLED screen and Snapdragon 670 for the Pixel 3a, and a slightly bigger 6-inch screen and Snapdragon 710 for the Pixel 3a XL, 4GB RAM, 32GB or 64GB storage, 12MP rear camera and a 8MP wide-angle front camera for both.
These are expected to retain rear mounted fingerprint scanner and Active Edge features, but it is not clear if these will have IP68 ratings for water resistance, but these bring back the 3.5mm audio jack that the Pixel 3 and the 3 XL lacks.
Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL rumored specifications
- Pixel 3a — 5.6-inch (2220×1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 440 PPI
- Pixel 3a XL — 6-inch (2160×1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18:9 display, 400 PPI
- Pixel 3a — Octa-Core Snapdragon 670 (2 x 2GHz Kryo 360 + 6 x 1.7GHz Kryo 360) 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 615 GPU
- Pixel 3a XL — Octa Core Snapdragon 710 10nm Mobile Platform (Dual 2.2GHz Kryo 360 + Hexa 1.7GHz Kryo 360 CPUs) with Adreno 616 GPU
- 4GB DDR4X RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- 12.2MP rear camera with dual LED flash
- 8MP wide-angle front camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Active Edge
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C
- 3,000mAh (Pixel 3) battery with fast charging
Google is rumored to launch the phone on Verizon in early Spring 2019, but we don’t have an exact launch date.