Friday, 19 April, 2019

Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL leaked cases reveal key design elements

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Cecil Davis | 14 April, 2019, 16:27

Currently, we do have a fair idea of what could be the specifications of the mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL devices.

Sargo, or the Pixel 3a, is expected to come with a 5.6-inch screen at 1080 x 2220 resolution, while Bonito, or the Pixel 3a XL, is unsurprisingly larger with a 6.0-inch display at 1080 x 2160 resolution.

Rumours of Google's mid-range smartphone efforts have been circulating for quite some time, but a leak from the company's own store earlier this month confirms that the Pixel 3a series is on its way. Conferring to the leaked images, both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will share the same design and aesthetics. So, now we can relate this to Google Pixel 4. Going by the case design, the Pixel 3a duo is said to come with a 3.5-mm audio jack for headphone connectivity.

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Google Pixel and OnePlus smartphones are catching up and giving stiff competition to Samsung in the U.S. as over one-third of users who bought the Pixel 3 and the OnePlus 6T during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2018 previously owned Samsung, said a new report by Counterpoint Research. You can pick up a new Pixel XL for $250 right now on Woot. After all, Apple users still aren't switching to Google's Pixel 3 lineup in huge numbers, despite that the Pixel 3 has been available for purchase since October of previous year.

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL codenames have been spotted on the Android Open Source Project website. The Coral codename is already in use in the Google app code, and it was previously associated with the Pixel 4. A Google Coral benchmark revealed not too long ago that Google might be working on a smartphone featuring a Snapdragon 855 processor and 6GB of RAM. This still leaves up Needlefish unexplained, but this mystery device probably runs Android as well and should show up further down the road. Obviously, "Flame" would be nearly the exact opposite of that. There is always a chance that the company could change the codenames anytime, though it would be kinda pointless.