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Google's Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already being stocked at Best Buy ahead of next week's launch

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already being stocked at Best Buy ahead of their launch next week. (Source: Android Police)
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are already being stocked at Best Buy ahead of their launch next week. (Source: Android Police)
Google’s Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are already being stocked by Best Buy ahead of next week’s official launch. This is good news for anyone keen to get their hands on the device as it looks like it will go on sale immediately after it is officially unveiled.

If you are keen on getting a Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL, the good news is that it looks like they will be available for sale immediately after they are officially unveiled next week. A photo taken at Best Buy shows staff stocking the shelves with the new devices in readiness with the retail packaging also confirming that the Pixel 3a XL will sport a 6-inch display. The Pixel 3a will rock a slightly more compact 5.6-inch display. Both will also be of the OLED variety making them compatible with Google Daydream VR.

As you would expect for a device made from polycarbonate and fitted with Qualcomm’s freshest mid-range chip, the Snapdragon 670, the prices will be much more attractive than the more high-end aluminum and glass Pixel 3 line. The Pixel 3a is expected to retail from US$399 while the Pixel 3a XL will fectch US$479 with both variants picking up a minimum of 64 GB RAM. The more expensive aluminum and glass Pixel 3 range starts from US$799, although both the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL can be had for US$200 off at the moment bring the starting price down to US$599 temporarily.

Google recently revealed that its high-end Pixel 3 models haven’t sold as well as last year’s Pixel 2 range. While it possible the dated styling may have been a factor, the high-end smartphone market has stagnated in recent times with both Apple and Samsung also struggling to shift their high-end models in contracting market. The new Pixel 3a and 3a XL models could help Google recapture fans of its discontinued Nexus line, which more popular but also more affordable. 

 

 

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The photo confirms the Pixel 3a XL will have a 6-inch display. (Source: Android Police)
The photo confirms the Pixel 3a XL will have a 6-inch display. (Source: Android Police)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-05- 3 (Update: 2019-05- 3)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.