New Pixel 3a and 3a XL case renders appear to confirm 3.5mm jack and other features

The Pixel 3as may come with headphone jacks. (Source: Twitter)
The Pixel 3as may come with headphone jacks. (Source: Twitter)
The Pixel 3a and 3a XL are reportedly set for release at the next Google I/O event. They may be cheaper versions of the original 3 line, although they may retain advantages such as timely Android updates. A newly-leaked set of case renders for the 2 phones appear to show that they will also have headphone jacks.
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The Pixel 3 series is rumored to gain 2 new variants, which may be released next month. They are apparently to be called the 3a and 3a XL, and to be 'Lite' versions of the Pixel design and hardware with specs to match. However, should they turn out to have the same update schedule as the average Google-branded phone, they may end up being very popular.

Earlier reports on the leaks surrounding the Pixel 3a line have alleged that they may retain a headphone jack, a regrettable omission in the 2018 iterations of this flagship series. A prolific and reliable tipster claims to have unearthed new images that purport to show the 3a and 3a XL in cases. They clearly show cut-outs for what are most likely 3.5mm ports along the top edges of these accessories.

In less encouraging news, it appears the new 'budget Pixels' will not have the dual front-firing speakers for which the series has been famous. Instead, the cases exhibit slits for these components on either sides of a bottom-mounted USB type C port. However, the phones in these renders still have bezels that really do look large enough to accomodate speakers, both above and below their screens.

More new "Pixel 3a/3a XL case renders". (Source: Twitter)
More new "Pixel 3a/3a XL case renders". (Source: Twitter)
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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04-11 (Update: 2019-04-11)
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