Google will hold its I/O Conference next week, May 7, where it is expected to make a few announcements, one of which are the two Pixel 3a smartphones: the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL.
While avid fans are excited about the alleged midrange price tags, nothing has been made official just yet.
However, a tipster may have just spotted the first units of the Pixel 3a XL in a Best Buy store. According to reports, the man was passing by a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio when he came across the packaged smartphone.
Just Waiting For It To Be Official
While the Pixel 3a XL was enclosed in a glass, it was left out there in the open for everyone to see. The two rumored color variations were both confirmed: one comes with a purplish tint while the other is the standard black.
Looking at close-up pictures of the merchandise, some of the earlier leaked specifications have been somewhat proven to be true. The Pixel 3a XL has a 6-inch screen and 64GB of internal memory. Other leaks say it will pack a 2,220 x 1080 resolution, a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and the famed Pixel Visual Core cameras.
On the other hand, the smaller Pixel 3a boasts a 5.6-inch display with 2,160 x 1080 resolution, and a Snapdragon 670.
Further leaks have gone as far as giving the two Pixel 3a smartphones their price tags at $399 for the regular Pixel 3a, and $479 for the XL.
Google Goes Midrange
Google's path to the midrange market is mainly attributed to the current models subpar performance against other top-tier mobile devices. Nevertheless, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he is confident that the company will regain its composure in the hardware department of smartphones. He also said Google is committed for the long term in its hardware efforts.