Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Google is to sell a range of lower-cost smartphones as part of an effort to jump-start sales of its Pixel brand.
In addition, the company has shown off its first voice-controlled smart screen for the home to feature a camera.
This allows it to offer more personalised features than a previous model, but also risks provoking a privacy backlash.
Other announcements at its annual developers conference included enhancements to its search tool.
The Pixel 3a and larger Pixel 3a XL will cost £399 and £469 respectively, making them roughly half the price of the seven-month-old Pixel 3 originals.
Until now, Google had charged one of the highest entry-point prices for an Android handset, with its basic model costing £70 more than Samsung's Galaxy S10e and £40 more than Huawei's P30, and no option to buy a "mid-range" alternative.
The new versions share many of the features of the more expensive Pixels, including OLED (organic light-emitting diode) displays for rich colours and the firm's much-lauded Night Sight facility, which uses machine-learning based artificial intelligence to enhance images taken in low-light conditions.

The Beauty and the Beast
Powered by 4 GB of RAM, the Pixel 3a runs all your applications seamlessly. It also features a 15.24 cm (6) display, so watching videos or even simply browsing the Internet is a treat for the eyes.
Portrait Mode
Get ready to take your Instagram page up a notch as you capture beautiful portrait shots that focus on the subject, while making the background fade into a blur.

Free, Unlimited Storage with Google Photos
Don’t worry about deleting some of your favorite pictures to make space for new ones. With the unlimited storage that Google Photos provides, you can now save all your photos and videos with free, unlimited storage at high quality. It also comes with 64 GB of storage capacity, satisfying all your storage needs.

Charges Fast, Lasts Long
Whether it’s for work or play, you don’t have to worry about frequently charging your phone as this smartphone comes with a 3700 mAh battery which charges quickly and lasts for up to 30 hours.
Google Assistant
You can be more productive by using the Google Assistant. You just have to give a simple squeeze or say, “Ok Google” to send texts, find answers, get commute times, and set reminders. It’s that simple!

Your Data is Secure
Thanks to the custom-made Titan M security chip, sensitive data such as your passwords and the operating system are kept safe and secure. 


Operating system
Pixel 3a
The latest Android 9.0 Pie
Minimum 3 years of security updates¹

Pixel 3a XL
The latest Android 9.0 Pie
Minimum 3 years of security updates¹

Pixel 3a
Full-screen 5.6" display/142.2 mm display
FHD+ (2220 x 1080) OLED at 441 ppi
Always-on display
Now Playing
100,000:1 super contrast ratio
True black level
Full 24-bit depth or 16 million colors
D67 white point

Pixel 3a XL
Full-screen 6.0" display/152.4 mm display
FHD+ (2160 x 1080) OLED at 402 ppi
Always-on display
Now Playing
100,000:1 super contrast ratio
True black level
Full 24-bit depth or 16 million colors
D67 white point

Rear camera
12.2 MP dual-pixel
1.4 μm pixel width
Auto-focus with dual-pixel phase detection
Optical + electronic image stabilisation
ƒ/1.8 aperture
76° field of view

Rear Camera Video
1080p @ 30fps, 60fps, 120fps
720p @ 30fps, 60fps, 240fps
4K @ 30fps

Front camera
8 MP
1.12 μm pixel width
f/2.0 aperture
Fixed focus
84° field of view

Front Camera Video
1080p @ 30fps
720p @ 30fps
480p @ 30fps

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670
2.0 GHz + 1.7 GHz, 64-bit Octa-Core
Adreno 615
Titan M security module²

Memory and storage
64 GB storage³

Dimensions & weight
Pixel 3a
6.0 x 2.8 x 0.3 inches
151.3 mm x 70.1 mm x 8.2 mm
147 g

Pixel 3a XL
6.3 x 3.0 x 0.3 inches
160.1 mm x 76.1 mm x 8.2 mm
167 g

Pixel 3a: 3000 mAh battery
Pixel 3a XL: 3700 mAh battery
USB-C™ 18 W adaptor with USB-PD 2.0
18 W fast charging⁵

Wireless and location
Wi-Fi 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2 x 2 MIMO
Bluetooth® 5.0 + LE (HD codecs: AptX, AptX HD)
Google Cast


3xCA, DL 4x2/2x2 MIMO
Supports up to CAT 11 (up to 600 Mbps DL, CAT 5 75 Mbps UL)

Models G020B/G020F
GSM/EDGE: Quad-band (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
UMTS/HSPA+/HSDPA: Bands 1/2/4/5/8
LTE: Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/20/25/26/28/32/38/40/41/66

Active Edge™ ⁸
Proximity/Ambient light sensor
Pixel Imprint™ – back-mounted fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking
Android Sensor Hub

USB-C™ USB 2.0
Single nano SIM
3.5 mm audio jack

What's in the box
Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL
18 W USB-C™ power adaptor
1 m USB-C to USB-C cable (USB 2.0)
Quick Start Guide
Quick Switch Adaptor
SIM tool
3.5mm earbuds

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