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T-Mobile is purportedly stocking up on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones

T-Mobile is purportedly stocking up on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones (Image source: Evleaks)
T-Mobile is purportedly stocking up on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones (Image source: Evleaks)
The more affordable Pixel smartphones will likely become widely available later this month when Google I/O 2019 will have concluded. If rumors are true, then we can expect the Pixel 3a to start at just $399 with the same revered camera as on the Pixel 3.

The Google I/O 2019 conference is set to begin tomorrow in Mountain View, California where the search giant is expected to unveil a host of new smartphones. The most recent rumors are pointing towards a pair of mid-range Pixel smartphones called the Pixel 3a and a larger Pixel 3a XL. These two devices will supposedly debut at under $500 each compared to >$800 for the original Pixel 3 and 3 XL.

Independent sources close to 9to5Google and Android Police are claiming that T-Mobile will indeed be carrying the upcoming Pixel devices in their brick-and-mortar stores for the first time ever. Previously, Verizon was the official carrier and seller even though there were no major compatibility issues preventing Pixel users from migrating to the T-Mobile network.

The news comes just a few days after users spotted the Google Pixel 3a XL at a Best Buy location. Major retailers are clearly prepping for the imminent announcement and launch of the new devices. Watch the 90-minute Google I/O keynote on YouTube at 10 AM PST on May 7 where more will likely be revealed.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05- 6 (Update: 2019-05- 6)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.