Google has an event lined up on the 7th of May, which is also when the company would be hosting its I/O conference in California. That again is an annual event when the company gets to interact with its developers though this year might be special given speculation of the company launching its Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL phones during the time.
What is adding to the speculation is the teaser, ‘something big is coming to the Pixel universe on May 7’ tagline that has been adorning the Play Store for some time now. The phones too have been hitting headlines regularly, all of which does point to the time being matured enough for the launch of the handsets sometime soon enough.
As for the devices itself, those have clearly been positioned in the upper mid-range segment catering to those who’d like to have a quality handset below the flagship range. Coming as it does from the makers of Pixel, users sure can look forward to similar user experience as the flagship range, more so when the budget devices too carry the same Pixel badging.
The recent leaks of the Pixel 3a range have also provided us with a sneak peek of the sort of phone the new Pixel devices would turn out to be. If the rumours are to be believed, the Pixel 3a is going to have a 5.6-inch 2220 x 1080 pixel display while its bigger sibling, the Pixel 3a XL will come with a 6-inch display of 2160 x 1080 resolution.
Both phones, however, will come with a Snapdragon 670 chipset accompanied by a 4 GB RAM along with 64 gigs of storage. The phone will pack in a 3,000mAh battery, for the smaller Pixel at least while the same for the bigger unit remains vague at the moment. Further, both the phones will run Android 9 Pie out of the box, offering an undiluted Android experience, something that has been the hallmark of all Pixel devices so far.
As for the optics, those again are expected to conform to the same high standards set by its more illustrious stablemates, the Pixel 3 range but in the more conventional format. That points to a single lens front and rear camera of 8 mp and 12 mp.
Leaked images of the new Pixel range also showed off a conventional form factor, which includes thick upper and lower bezels, something that has long ceased to be the favoured design for smartphones. Given the quite dated looks, its price and user experience that Google will surely try to improvise on to offer something different than the competition.