Google Confirms New Pixel Phones Inbound May 7 With Avengers Endgame Teaser
We know that Google is working on new smartphones for the Pixel family; after all, the company leaked specs on the Pixel 3a and 3a XL on its website. Details of those devices have also leaked that show the mid-range smartphones will cost around $500 with the Pixel 3a XL naturally being the more expensive version. Google is now teasing the devices and has confirmed the unveil date for the smartphones.
Google has a landing page celebrating Avengers: End Game and using footage from the film to tease the upcoming smartphones. The landing page for the video (which can be seen below) says "On May 7, something big is coming to the Pixel universe." May 7 is the same day that the Google I/O 2019 keynote will happen. That means the Pixel 3a devices will get official on stage.
Perhaps as big as the confirmation of a date for the unveiling of the new smartphones is the fact that Verizon will no longer have carrier exclusivity. This is great news for those living in areas where the Verizon network is less than ideal. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will both be offered via T-Mobile stores according to Android Police.
As for specs on both devices, we will have to wait until May 7 to be sure, but rumors have given an idea of what the devices might offer. The Pixel 3a will reportedly have a 5.56-inch screen with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 670 SoC, Adreno 615 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 2,915 mAh battery.
The Pixel 3a XL is tipped for a 6-inch screen, Snapdragon 710 SoC, 12MP rear camera, and an 8MP front. Both smartphones will certainly have microSD card slots for expansion and rumors suggest that both smartphones will have versions with 64GB of storage.