The smallest (and cheapest) model is the Pixel 3a, which features a 5.6-inch FHD+ display with a resolution of 2220x1080. The Pixel 3a is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Google is including an 8MP selfie camera along with a single 12.2MP primary shooter on the back. To save money, Google doesn’t include the Pixel Visual Core chip for image processing, which means that features like Night Sight and Top Shot have to rely on a combination of the CPU and GPU.
As for the battery, the Pixel 3a is sporting a 3,000 mAh power source. The Pixel 3a XL ups the stakes with a larger 6-inch FHD+ display (2160x1080) while retaining the Snapdragon 670 SoC with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The battery jumps to 3700 mAh, however.
Google says that the smartphones last 30 hours per charge, and can get up to 7 hours of runtime with a 15-minute charge with the included 18W power adapter. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack (which is missing on the Pixel 3 family).
With regards to pricing, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are priced at $399 and $479 respectively compared to $799 and $899 for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The devices will be available in Just Black, Clearly White, and a new color: Purple-ish. Both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a smartphone families will now be available on T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular in addition to Verizon Wireless (which has been a long-time carrier partner for Google).
The new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are also available starting today from the Google Store.