This time around, the 3a made an appearance on Google's online web store. A premature listing of these phones along with their codenames have appeared on the Google Play Console through which their key specifications have been revealed.
At the time of writing, that drop down menu - and the Pixel 3a label - were no longer present. On the IMDA (Info-communications Media Development Authority) certification in Singapore, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL were seen carrying the model number G020B and G020F respectively, spotted by MySmartPrice. With Google photography software onboard, consumers assured of getting top-notch quality shots on par with flagship phones.
Further, Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL wereofficially spotted on the Google Play Developer console by a Redditor, thanks to whom we've got a first look at the major specs Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. While Google has since taken down the listing, this pretty much confirms the device. Google usually brings out the fresh Pixel lineup around September of every year, but since these are mid-range phones taking after Pixel 3 lineup, the company could bring them before September 2019. The page has since been updated to remove any mention of the Pixel 3a, but screenshots are in abundance on the Internet. The Bonito phone has a display that produces full HD+ resolution of 1,080 x 2,160 pixels and a pixel density of 400ppi. The Pixel 3 costs from £739 / $799 while the Pixel 3 XL goes for £869 / $899, so the Pixel 3a phones will surely have to retail firmly in the mid-range to differentiate themselves. But this could be wishful thinking, and the new phones could start at more than that given the usual Google hardware premium for its phones. Also, a listing for "Google Pixel 3a Case" was also found under the "Featured Accessories" list. Both phones will also be equipped with 4GB of RAM, and have a battery capacity of 3,000 mAH.
The Pixel 3a is rumored to be fueled by the Snapdragon 670 64-bit octa-core processor, while the Pixel 3a XL will include a more powerful Snapdragon 710 64-bit octa-core processor. In addition, they have 4 GB of memory and a 12 megapixel camera.