Mr. Lockheimer used the unreleased phone during a visit to a place of historical importance for today’s tech industry. Since he only took photos with this device, it’s likely that he didn’t carry any other handset with him. So we’re assuming that this mysterious smartphone is what Hiroshi Lockheimer currently uses as a daily driver. Chances are high that this is happening because the device is being close to an official launch and it’s in the process of being thoroughly tested in real-life scenarios.
The mid-range division of the Google Pixel 3 series
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will not be as powerful as the regular Pixel 3 duo (which benefits from the speed of Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 845 processor). That’s because the Pixel 3a reportedly features a Snapdragon 670 processor, while the Pixel 3a XL could pack a slightly superior Snapdragon 710 processor – both are decent performers, but they’ll definitely make the new Pixels mid-range devices. Processors aside, it’s said that the two upcoming Google phones come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage space, which is perfectly fine for gear that’s not high-end.
Despite their mid-range nature, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL might be able to deliver great photography performances. Rumor has it that the handsets will include the same 12 MP rear cameras found inside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, which are among the best we’ve seen on any mobile phone. Another piece of good news – at least for some users – is that the Pixel 3a line allegedly incudes 3.5mm headset jacks (nowhere to be found on the Pixel 3 and 3 XL). On the downside, the new Pixels are unlikely to be dust- and water-resistant.
Google Pixel 3a price and release date
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could be announced during Google’s next big event – Google I/O 2019. This will be held on May 7-9 in Mountain View, California, near Google’s global headquarters. Both handsets will probably go on sale shortly after that.