New pricing and benchmark leaks for the Pixel 3a/3a XL surface
Google is set to unveil a less-than-premium pair of mobile devices in 5 days from now (May 2, 2019). They are likely to be named the Pixel 3a and 3a XL when they launch. A YouTube channel (This is Tech Today) claims to have been told what the OEM will announce as the cost of these devices at this event.
The last report on this subject led us to speculate that these prices would be set at around US$400 and US$500 for the 3a and 3a XL respectively. Should this new leak prove accurate, it shows that we were more or less bang on.
This is Tech Today reports that the 3a will be priced at US$399, whereas the XL variant will be $479. On the other hand, they apparently apply to the phones' base models, which have 64GB in internal storage. There are also 128GB variants, according to the new leak; their starting costs are less clear at this point.
The Pixel 3a has also allegedly shown up on Geekbench 4.0. This leak looks convincing: the marine-themed code-name ('sargo') mentioned in earlier leaks is in place, as is the processor (a 1.71GHz octa-core Qualcomm CPU that could be the Snapdragon 670 projected to feature in this line), Android Pie and 4GB of RAM.
This configuration scored 1625 and 5206 in single- and multi-core scores, which may be a reasonable expectation from a mid-ranger. Therefore, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL may manifest as predicted on May 7, 2019.
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