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.
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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:
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