Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Expected to Launch on May 7 At Google’s I/O 2019 Developer Conference


Google is gearing up for its annual developers’ conference, the Google I/O 2019. To be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California between May 7, 2019, to May 9, 2019. Being one of the biggest events organized by the tech giant, the teasers have already started burgeoning. Google has put up a teaser on its Google Store indicating that the company would be launching new Pixel devices alongside OS, Google Assistant, and VR updates.

Google Teases Pixel Phones Launch At I/O 2019

The teaser on the Google Store reads, “On May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe.”The caption in bold says, “Help is on the way.” All this hints at the launch of budget Pixel devices rumored to be Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, at the I/O 2019. In addition to the obvious teaser for the Pixel devices, there is a promotional video in collaboration with Marvel for the upcoming movie, Avengers: End Game. The video showcases popular Marvel Avengers characters in Playmoji format on the Pixel 3 smartphone.

Although Google has not exclusively revealed that it would be launching the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL smartphones at the Google I/O 2019, the leaks and renders that have surfaced in the past few weeks give us reasons enough to expect the launch in May 2019. So, yeah, Google will most likely include the budget Pixel phones among other devices that it may announce at the event.

Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Rumors So Far

As we mentioned in the beginning, leaks and renders around the Pixel 3a lineup have been dominating the tech landscape for several weeks. Earlier this month, Google itself ‘accidentally’ disclosed Pixel 3a moniker in a listing on the Google Store page. Even though Google had withdrawn the listing, it confirmed the existence of the Pixel 3a smartphone.

Some of the other leaks revealed that Google would use a Snapdragon 670 chipset in the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL smartphones and couple it with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt storage. Both the phones would ship with Android 9 Pie. In terms of display, both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will have an aspect ratio of 18:9. Connectivity support would include eSIM. The upcoming budget Pixel phones are also expected to feature Active Edge sensing technology for Google Assistant. Reports also state that unlike the Pixel 3 lineup, the forthcoming pixel 3a phones would embrace 3.5mm headphone jack.

Among the two upcoming phones, the Pixel 3a XL would feature a slimmer design with lesser bezels around the screen while the Pixel 3a could have more bezels. As of now, none of the rumored specs have been confirmed by Google, so we must take them with a pinch of salt. All the necessary details surrounding the Pixel 3a lineup would unfold at the I/O 2019 slated for May 7, 2019.

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