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This article was published on April 16, 2019

Google will reveal a new Pixel product on May 7

Return of 'Nexus'.


Google will reveal a new Pixel product on May 7
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

After several leaks detailing Google‘s upcoming mid-range phones over the past couple of months, we might finally see the Pixel 3a, and the Pixel 3a XL in a matter of weeks. Google just announced that it’ll hold a briefing on May 7 (May 8 for some parts in the world), and it’s almost certainly about the company’s new handsets.

Google’s teaser page for mid-range Pixel.

Earlier reports have suggested that both devices will be powered by the mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor announced from the last year, and will have a 12-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front camera. These devices will sport a headphone jack as well.

A recently leaked listing on Google’s store site confirmed that the smaller version will have a 5.6-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2220 pixels, and the larger model will sport a 6-inch screen maxing out at 1080 x 2160 pixels; both phones will have a modest 4GB of RAM.

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This is the first time since the death of the Nexus series of handsets in 2016 that Google’s releasing a phone for less than $600. That should translate to a solid photography experience sans flagship pricing – but the company will have to do better than it did with the Pixel 3 to ensure these arrive bug-free.

We’ll be on top of everything Pixel 3a on May 7; stay tuned to Plugged for more updates.

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