Earlier this morning the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL were announced during the I/O 2019 keynote.
Thanks to the leaks leading up to the launch, there aren't a lot of surprises when it comes to the specs of the new baby Pixel. But we were surprised to hear that you can buy one in Australia from today.
Last year, the Pixel 3 proved that it’s possible to use software to create a thoughtful phone that’s just as powerful, and sometimes easier to use than competitors crammed full of the latest high-end components. But for a phone that started at $1,199, it would have been nice to get a few extra bonus features like reverse wireless charging or an extra camera or two in back. With the Pixel 3a, Google has crammed all the nifty pixel software and AI-enhanced features into a phone that costs half the price. And in the process, Google made the best value phone on the market.
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL include 5.6-inch and 6-inch 2160 x 1080 OLED displays, respectively.
You'll find the same lenses as its larger siblings, which means 12.2MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras.
Down in the guts you'll find a Snapdragon 670 processor (a downgrade from the 845 that is in the 3 and 3 XL), as well as 4GB RAM and 64GB or 128GB storage options.
The 3a has a 3,000mAh battery, with the 3a XL boasting a larger 3,700mAh that Google is claiming can get 7 hours of battery life from 15 minutes of chaarging, and up to 30 hours on a full charge.
Oh, and you best believe that these things have a blessed headphone jack.
The Google Pixel 3a will be available today from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Officeworks and the Google Store. It's already live there now.
The Pixel 3a will set you back $649, with the 3a XL coming in at $799. On the Google Store they are available in Just Black and Simply White. Sadly, the Purple-ish model won't be coming to Australia.
If you're looking for a plan, the handsets will be sold exclusively through Vodafone on 12, 24 and 36-month contracts.
We have some of them below: