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Google Announces the Affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL Smartphones; Now Available at B&H

May 23, 2019
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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2019--

B&H Photo would like to share the Google announcement of the release of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones, at Google I/O 2019, in Mountain View, California. While they are considered the midrange alternatives to the flagship Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are not just some budget phones simply branded with the Pixel name.

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The Pixel 3a and the 3a XL both still have the impressive 12.2 MP dual-pixel rear camera found on their flagship counterparts. This means you’ll still get access to Google HDR+ technology with features like Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom, and Night Sight. You don’t have to worry about running out of storage space for your high-res photos and videos either, since they’ll be backed up to Google Photos. There’s only one 8MP front-facing camera this time around, though.

The Pixel 3a will feature a 5.6″ OLED display with 2220 x 1080 resolution at 441 ppi; the Pixel 3a XL has a 6″ OLED screen with 2160 x 1080 resolution at 402 ppi. You’ll also notice that the Pixel 3a models opted to go with full bezels instead of the notch found on the Pixel 3. The Active Edge sensors let you squeeze the Pixel 3a to access Google Assistant; the Pixel Imprint sensor on the back of the phone lets you unlock your phone securely and quickly using your fingerprint.

Google Pixel 3a Smartphone

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1475547-REG/google_ga00655_us_pixel_3a_smartphone_unlocked.html

Product Highlights

  • GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • 12.2MP Rear Dual-Pixel Camera
  • 8MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Night Sight + 4K Video Capture
  • 5.6″ 2220 x 1080 OLED Display
  • 2.0/1.7 GHz Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • Titan M Security Chip
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Google also states that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL can last up to 30 hours per full charge (may vary depending on usage). Thanks to an included 18-watt charger, you can get up to seven hours of battery life with just a 15-minute charge. The Pixel 3a has a 3,000 mAh battery while the 3a XL has a larger 3,700 mAh battery. Both Pixel 3a models will run on the Android 9.0 Pie OS and Google promises a minimum of three years of OS updates. The Pixel 3a models support GSM/CDMA wireless networks, as well as Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Google Pixel 3a XL Smartphone

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1475550-REG/google_ga00664_us_pixel_3a_xl_smartphone.html

Product Highlights

  • GSM+CDMA / 4G LTE Compatible
  • North American Variant
  • 12.2MP Rear Dual-Pixel Camera
  • 8MP Front-Facing Camera
  • Night Sight + 4K Video Capture
  • 6.0″ 2160 x 1080 OLED Display
  • 2.0/1.7 GHz Snapdragon 670 Octa-Core CPU
  • 64GB Storage Capacity + 4GB of RAM
  • Titan M Security Chip
  • Android 9.0 Pie

Of course, Google had to make some compromises to keep costs down. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor found on the flagship Pixel 3 models. It also replaced the glass back design found on the Pixel 3 with a more affordable plastic rear cover. There is also no wireless charging and water resistance for the Pixel 3a models. The Pixel 3a models have stereo speakers, but the bottom speaker faces down, not to the front like the Pixel 3. While the USB Type-C port is still there, analog headphone users will be happy to hear that the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will see the return of the 3.5mm headphone jack.

Both the Pixel 3a and 3a XL are available in Clearly White and Just Black, as well as a new color called Purple-ish. All Pixel 3a and 3a XL models have 4GB of RAM and a storage capacity of 64GB.

Google announced the Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones, now available for purchase.

Google Pixel 3a Smartphone

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1475547-REG/google_ga00655_us_pixel_3a_smartphone_unlocked.html

Google Pixel 3a XL Smartphone

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1475550-REG/google_ga00664_us_pixel_3a_xl_smartphone.html

About B&H Photo Video

As the world’s largest source of photography, video, and audio equipment, as well as computers, drones, and home and portable entertainment, B&H is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force and excellent customer service, including fast, reliable shipping. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for 40 years.

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CONTACT: Henry Posner

B&H Photo Video

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https://www.bhphotovideo.com/

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