Unlike previous pixel editions, it seems that Google is not done with its current range. Rumor has it that Google plans to outsource two new phones that act as budget variants for their existing devices. And because of the leaks, one of these variants seems to be better than its non-budget model.
According to rumors, Pixel 3a XL is budget variants of Pixel 3 XL. When rumors first began to appear, we learned about some of the changes that Google is making to reduce the cost, such as a plastic appearance and removal of a front camera. This led us to believe that the biggest selling point would be that it would use the same camera as the Pixel 3 XL for possibly almost half the price.
But as the leaks continue to hit the web, we learn that Pixel 3a XL is not just a downgrade. The new budget phone will actually have things that are not in the Pixel 3 XL, some of which Pixel fans have been looking for for years.
More RAM and headphone jack
New rumors show that Pixel 3a XL will have an additional 2 GB of RAM for 6 GB in total. This would make it the first Pixel phone to use more than 4 GB of RAM, making it the same as most Android flagships once. That combination should make this phone special. With a more qualified Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 at the root, Pixel's optimized version of Android and 6 GB of RAM to work, Pixel 3a XL should be one of the fastest budget phones on the market.
Rumors also indicate both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL take back the headphone jack. If it turns out to be true, this would be one of the few examples that an OEM took back the beloved port, and that would make the Pixel "a" lineup one of the only phones that still support it. The whole package is rumored to be priced around $ 400- $ 600, almost half of Pixel 3 XL's MSRP.
Although early rumors showed the opposite, later leaks have suggested the OLED panel from the flagship models will remain. This means that the Pixel 3a XL still has a beautiful display with deep black and potential support for HDR, although it is a price tag that is as low as almost half of the Pixel 3 XL price.
Pixel 3's legendary camera, a better than midrange SoC, more RAM and a headphone jack, Pixel 3a XL is an exciting offer. Like Apple's iPhones, Google phones usually have a bad dollar-to-spec relationship, which makes them at least a little bit expensive on paper. But these "a" models can finally pick this trend.
Although the downgrades in other areas will affect some people's decisions, it should still fall into the magic category "good phone that happens to have a budget price". The 6GB RAM alone makes it a value buy, as you can now run more apps in the background. But when you're a factor like Google's 3-year full OS upgrade support and headphone jack, Pixel 3a XL looks like a great buy.
If you are interested in learning more about Pixel 3a XL and less Pixel 3a, we have rounded out all the latest rumors on these phones in recent months. You can see all the details on the link below.