A set of purported Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaked renders have surfaced ahead of next month's official announcement. The phones look exactly like what we have seen in previous leaks more than once.
But the new render seems to have the devices inside some sort of case, which makes them appear a bit odd. The renders posted by Android Headlines, do however confirm the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top of the phone. The devices don't have a notch display, and instead feature an old-school design with large forehead and chin bezels.
It seems like a huge waste of space, Google could have at least used the chin for capacitive keys, or a front facing fingerprint scanner or even better another speaker grille.
Rumours suggest that the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be budget phones, priced around $500. Is that really a budget phone though? In comparison the Pixel 3 starts at $799, while the Pixel 3XL starts at $899 which are pretty premium prices, and they are equipped with a flagship Snapdragon 855 processor, while the upcoming "budget phones" are said to have a mid-range Snapdragon 710 chipset.
If the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL do indeed come with the Pixel Visual Core for the cameras, and have the same optical set up as the pricier devices, it may be worth it for people who can't quite afford to break the bank for the regular Pixel 3. The headphone jack can be considered an added bonus too.
Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaked renders reveal launch date
The homescreen widgets seen in the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL leaked renders read May 7th, which is when Google's annual I/O developer conference is set to begin this year. The Mountain View company did tease "something big" is coming to the Pixel universe on May 7th. So, we can probably expect the Pixel 3a phones to be launched on the same date.