Pixel 3a launch imminent: Unreleased Android phone gets listed on Google Store

Pixel 3a launch imminent: Unreleased Android phone gets listed on Google Store

An updated menu listed out a "new" Pixel 3a phone, as well as the Google Nest Hub Max.

However, rumours emerged previous year claiming Google was planning to launch a budget Pixel 3 device that could be created to compete with cheaper flagships such as the OnePlus 6T for instance.

The Pixel 3a is rumored to come with a 5.6 inch OLED display that will have a FHD+ resolution of 2220 x 1080 pixels. These phones are equipped with 4GB of RAM and they are running on Android 9 Pie OS. The Google Play Developer Console - which provides detailed specs on phones so that Android developers can optimise their apps - also added two new phones codenamed "Bonito" and "Sargo", which further add on to the speculation.

With the Pixel 3a, Google reportedly releases a mid-range version of the Pixel 3.

The Pixel 3a could be the most affordable Pixel smartphone to date.

It seems that Google has revealed by mistake the arrival of the expected but never formalized mid-range smartphone. Both phones have also bagged approval from the IMDA certification body from Singapore. The Pixel 3a XL, on the other hand, could be powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset.

Google is known for announcing its Pixel series of smartphones in October.

Hours earlier, a Redditor by the name of ElegyD discovered two new devices in the Google Play Developer Console device catalog: "Bonito" and "Sargo". Still, if these include the best-in-class cameras and features which we find in the flagship Pixel 3, then the price sounds pretty great and justified.

Past reports have revealed that the Snapdragon 670 SoC will be powering the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones. In addition, they have 4 GB of memory and a 12 megapixel camera.

The Pixel's camera is one of the phone's more standout features, and we can only hope that Google will implement the same technology in their mid-range lineup in as well. Now, the search engine giant has accidentally listed the aforementioned device on its product store.

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