Google to debut Pixel 3a series on May 7, chatter suggests

The newest smartphones could arrive at the start of the annual developer conference

Google is set to introduce the long-rumored Pixel 3a models of phones next month, if recent reports prove accurate.

As noticed by 9to5google, the Google Store has pushed live a landing page which promises “something big in the Pixel universe” for May 7. It just so happens that this is the same day that Google I/0 2019 gets started. The annual developer conference would make for a smart venue to introduce new devices, particularly because of the often Android-heavy discussions. 

The so-called Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL have been tossing about the rumor mill for a few months now, but they’ve gathered a bit of steam lately. Among the details for the devices are reports of a lower cost approach to the flagship Google phones. We’ve also heard of these phones as Pixel 3 “Lite” in the past.

Specifications could include a Snapdragon 670 processor with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. This would certainly bring the price down a bit as it’s not quite the level of hardware that powers the standard bearers currently on the market.

Other details bandied about include a 3,000mAh battery, 12-megapixel rear camera, and front-facing 8-megapixel camera. As far as screen sizes go, the Pixel 3a may see a 5.6-inch display while the Pixel 3a XL could go big at 6-inches.

Pixel 3 Family at T-Mobile

One of the more recent rumors around the Pixel 3a phones is that it may come to T-Mobile. Sources close to 9to5google and AndroidPolice are both reporting that the service provider could offer both the new models and the currently available Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. This would be a change of pace for Google as its previous generations were exclusive to Verizon.

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