There have been a lot of rumors flying around about the upcoming mid-range smartphones from Google: the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The cheaper devices are coming just in time for Google as its high-end Pixel devices have hit a sales wall.
Best Buy locations are known for putting some devices out on shelves early giving a look at smartphones and other things we aren't supposed to see yet. The latest error comes from a Best Buy location in Springfield, Ohio. Someone at the store put three Google Pixel 3a XL smartphones into a cabinet early.
The boxes show a smartphone design that looks just as we have seen in leaks in the past. Not much in the way of data on the smartphones can be gleaned from the package, but it is confirmed that the Pixel 3a XL will have a 6.0-inch screen and 64GB of internal storage. There is no indication of pricing on the smartphone from Best Buy, a key fact that will determine how successful these devices are.
Previous rumors have tipped specifications for the Pixel 3a XL to include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, 12MP rear camera, and a 3,000 mAh internal battery. Pricing on the Pixel 3a has been expected at about $399; the Pixel 3a XL will be more expensive with pricing rumored at $479. It remains to be seen if those pricing rumors are true and if the new mid-range devices help Google to move smartphones in a time when consumers are holding onto their old devices for longer than ever.