Google’s rumored mid-range Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones are finally going to be unveiled on May 7 at the I/O 2019 event at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. Ahead of their official unveiling next week, the upcoming Pixel smartphones have been certified by the Bluetooth Launch Studio.
Google Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL Variants Granted Bluetooth Certification
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has certified the G020A, G020B, G020C, and G020D variants of the Pixel 3a XL. Google Pixel 3a variants certified by the Bluetooth SIG include G020E, G020F, G020G, and G020H. In addition to the model numbers of the upcoming mid-range smartphones, the listing on the Bluetooth Launch Studio website also confirms the marketing names of the two phones. Unsurprisingly, both smartphones will have support for the Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy standard. Rumors suggest the smaller Pixel 3a will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset, while the bigger Pixel 3a XL will have a slightly more powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset under the hood. Just like the Pixel 3 phones, the Pixel 3a duo will only have 4GB of RAM.
The smaller Pixel 3a is said to feature a 5.6-inch sized display offering 1080 x 2220 Full HD+ resolution. On the other hand, the Pixel 3a XL is tipped to come equipped with a 6-inch display panel featuring 1080 x 2160 Full HD+ resolution. Both the phones will have a notch-less display with relatively large top and bottom bezels compared to most 2019 mid-range Android smartphones.
While the two phones will look very similar to last year’s flagship Pixel phones from the outside, the mid-range Pixel smartphones will have a less impressive polycarbonate build. In terms of imaging, the mid-range Pixel phones will impress with the same 12.2MP rear camera found on the Pixel 3 phones. As you would expect, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will debut with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box.