- Google is supposedly releasing a cheaper version of its Pixel 3 smartphones.
- It may be released as early as this May.
- Leaks and rumors about the Pixel 3a suggest a nearly premium device that may come with the best part of the Pixel 3: its camera.
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If Google’s own hint is anything to go by, we can expect the cheaper versions of Google’s Pixel 3 phones quite soon.
There’s no guarantee, but May 7 appears to be the date Google will announce the „Pixel 3a,“ as it’s now being called. Up until recently, the cheaper rumored Pixel 3 devices were known as „Pixel 3 Lite.“
If the following leaks and rumors are true and accurate, Google’s upcoming Pixel 3a may pose a tempting proposition: a near-flagship device with a flagship camera. And it’s not just any camera we’re expecting — it’s the best camera in the smartphone business.
Check out the leaks, rumors, and hints we’ve heard so far about the Pixel 3a:
There will be two models of the cheaper, „less premium“ Pixel 3, including the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
The Pixel „3a“ naming of Google’s cheaper Pixel 3 phones was discovered in the code of Android Q, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system that’s being developed, according to 9to5Google.
It might be announced on May 7.
Google is teasing some kind of Pixel news on May 7 in the Google Store. May 7 also happens to be the kickoff date of Google’s I/O conference.
There’s no strong rumor surrounding pricing, but it’s been suggested that the Pixel 3a may cost between $400 and $500.
Russian tech blog Rezetked has estimated that the Pixel 3a will start between $400 and $500, which may be correct, or it may not be. Either way, the Pixel 3a is expected to cost less than the original $800 Pixel 3 and the $900 Pixel 3 XL.
As for the larger Pixel 3a XL, it may cost $100 more if pricing curves are similar to the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL price tags.
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