Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL officially announced

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To be clear, that's still not an amazingly big battery - the Galaxy S10+ has a 4,000mAh cell tucked away inside of it - but it's enough to make the 3a XL the longest-lasting Pixel we've tested.

There's no IP68 rating for water and dust resistance to be found either, and Google has traded the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 for a mid-range Snapdragon 670.

This will be good news to the ears of smart watch enthusiasts since Google skipped the Pixel watch on lasts years I/O event.

Inside, the slower processor, lack of wireless charging, and dismissal of any waterproofing rating explain the lower price point. For starters you get the trademark Google Pixel camera.well, almost. This seems to largely confirm the previous speculation that the camera experience on offer with the Pixel 3a series will be identical to what's offered with the more premium standard Pixel 3 line. By contrast, the Pixel 3a XL will cost $80 more, at $479, with the only difference being a larger screen size and battery.

It has been already revealed that Google is going to launch a new Pixel series - Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at annual I/O conference. Also, the color of materials such as denim and leather can rub off on the body of the phone.

The Google Pixel 3a has a single camera up front where the Google Pixel 3 has two.

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Additionally, the smartphone will be accompanied by Google's Active Edge feature, which enables Google Assistant by squeezing the bottom edges of the smartphone, along with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. "Pixel 3A is a more assertive step into a more affordable segment and crucially, is supported by far wider channel distribution". On the front, the Pixel 3a XL would be comprised of an 8MP AI-powered selfie shooter.

As tends to be the case with forthcoming Android devices, there have been no shortage of rumors regarding the Pixel 3a.

This time, though, it's the 3a that's been the subject of a full-scale info dump.

Besides this improved system for security updates, Android Q also comes with 50 other improved privacy and security features, which Cuthbertson described as the main focus of this release. Expectedly, though not mentioned on the leaked sheet, the Pixel 3a will boot Google'sAndroid 9 out of the box, while it will get a 64GB storage space. Google also points out that all your photos are backed up for free and without limit-something Apple can't say. In a new development, we have some news about one of the most critical aspect of any Pixel phone out there - the rear camera.

Google cut its fan-favourite Nexus line of smartphones and exited the mid-range market with the launch of its first Pixel smartphones in 2016, which cost at least £599 and were created to take on Apple's dominant iPhone. As does Now Paying - an always-on Shazam-like feature that displays the name and artist of any track the Pixel can detect playing on the always-on display, so you don't have to seek-out a specific app and wave your device in the air like you're struggling to find signal.

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