During the opening keynote of Google I/O 2019, Google went ahead and unveiled the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. These handsets have leaked numerous times over the last few weeks so their announcement is not going to take anyone by surprise.
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More than likely Google is going to announce the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL on Tuesday, May 7. But it looks like one big box retailer wanted to get the jump on the competition by a few days.
Despite all the hype surrounding its camera and the impressive Night Sight mode, Google still has not managed to sell a lot of Pixel 3 units. Alphabet’s CFO Ruth Porat in an earnings call said that due to industry-wide pressure on high-end phones, Google sold fewer Pixels last quarter compared to a year ago.
Soon, Google is going to announce its two newest Pixel-branded smartphones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. Ahead of that, though, the rumor mill is working to reveal the finer details, including just how much RAM at least one of the smartphones will feature.
Google has a new teaser up on its Google Store which hints at the impending launch of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The handsets will be unveiled by Google at its I/O 2019 conference scheduled to start on May 7th. The “Help is on the way” teaser on the Google Store points to the Google and Marvel’s Avengers tie-up.
News and information about Google’s next smartphones has surfaced intermittently over the last few months. As is par for the course, those leaks and rumors have circulated from third-party sources. But this time Google is getting in on the fun ahead of any kind of official announcement.
If Google sticks to its yearly refresh routine, then we will more than likely see the Pixel 4 lineup later this year. And now we have our first reference of the handset out there in the wild courtesy of a Google employee.
Rumors have been swirling for quite some time that Google is planning to launch two slightly less expensive Pixel 3 variants at some point this year.
Earlier today, Google released the March 2019 security update for its Pixel and Nexus devices. While the security update is primarily aimed at fixing major security vulnerabilities discovered in Android, Google also uses it to fix and enhance some issues and bugs on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 3.