Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched along with Beta version of Android Q

Google has launched its latest smartphone series “Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL” at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View held on Tuesday.

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL launched along with Beta version of Android Q

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were launched at an affordable price compared to the previous Google flagship “Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL with just a little or slight changes can be noticed between the smartphones but still, the latest Google Pixels were launched with the impression that the devices would perform just like Google’s flagship phones even at an affordable price.

Also at the event was announced the Android developer (Beta) version of the upcoming Android Operating System (OS) called Android 10 also known as Android Q.

Android Q will be the successor of the previously released Android OS (Android Pie) even though some devices and mobile companies are yet to receive the update but here we are as Google is about launching yet another Android OS.

Some of the features in Android Q includes support for 5G and Foldable devices, Dark Mode, Live Caption, Smart Reply for notifications, Dedicated Privacy section, Focus Mode and many more.

Highlight Specifications and Price of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL

Display; Pixel 3a comes with 5.6-inches (1080 x 2220 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 441 PPI, HDR support, Dragontrail glass protection

Display; Pixel 3a XL features a 6-inches (2160×1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18:9 display, 400 PPI, HDR support, Dragontrail glass protection

Chipset; Snapdragon 670 with Adreno 615 GPU


Internal storage; 64GB

OS; Android 9.0 (Pie)

Cameras; 12.2MP rear camera with LED flash, 1.4μm pixel size, ƒ/1.8 aperture, 76° FOV, Dual PD autofocus, OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at up to 30 fps, 720p at up to 240 fps and 8MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 84° FOV, 1.12μm pixel size.

Connectivity; Fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo front-firing speakers, 2 microphones, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1 , NFC.

Battery Capacity; Pixel 3a has 3,000mAh and 3,700mAh for Pixel 3a XL,  both with 18W fast charging technology.

Pricing and color; Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL comes in different colors and are priced at $399 (about NGN143,000) and $479 (NGN172,000) respectively.


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