Update, May 2, 2019, 05:14 a.m. ET: Following the recent Pixel 3a render leak, we now have an idea how much the Pixel 3a and 3a XL may cost. YouTube channel This is Tech Today (h/t The Verge) apparently received images of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL retail packaging giving away their U.S. prices.
The Pixel 3a price is said to be $399, while the Pixel 3a XL would cost $479. These models would have 64GB of storage, though 128GB variants may also be available.
The prices mean the Pixel 3a would cost half what the regular Pixel 3 ($799) does, while the 3a XL would cost slightly more than half the Pixel 3 XL ($899). These prices seem pretty reasonable given that the phones are expected to have much the same camera quality — the thing most people care about — as the regular Pixel 3 at the cost of some processing power and a few other cutbacks here and there.
Meanwhile, the leak suggests the new purple Pixel color scheme will be called “Purple-Ish,” similar to the “Clearly White” and “Quite Black” monikers given to the other Pixel colors. As a final tidbit, the Pixel 3a’s display is said to come in at 5.6-inches.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about these prices given everything we’ve heard about the phones so far.
Previous coverage, May 2, 2019, 04:11 a.m. ET: There has been no shortage of Pixel 3a and 3a XL leaks in the past months but you can tell we’re nearing launch. Ahead of the expected announcement on May 7, Droid Life has posted what appear to be official renders of the devices — in their white, purple, and black colorways — and official promo materials.
We’ve seen several device renders previously but this is the first time we’ve seen them together from multiple angles. The images reaffirm previously suspected aspects like the rear fingerprint scanner, single rear camera, and the uniquely colored power button. Their style is very much in keeping with previous phones in the Pixel range.
Droid Life indicates the phones will feature Night Sight, Motion Auto Focus, Portrait Mode, and fast charging — said to offer 7 hours of juice in a 15-minute charge cycle. Rumored specs, meanwhile, point to Snapdragon 670 chipsets, 4GB of RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and 1080p displays. This is all still to be confirmed, however.
Finally, the promo materials also suggest the phones would receive three years of security updates, like the other Pixel devices, and would benefit from Call Screening in the U.S. and Canada.
Despite the lack of concrete information from Google, it looks like the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are almost certain to land next week. If you want to learn more about the current Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL rumors, hit the link, and let us know how you think they’re shaping up in the comments.