How to watch Google’s I/O 2019 developer conference

Wednesday, 08 May, 2019

This will be good news to the ears of smart watch enthusiasts since Google skipped the Pixel watch on lasts years I/O event. What's more, the new Pixels aren't waterproof and you don't get amenities like wireless charging. You'll also get Google's cleaner software experience and the regular software updates, but the camera is most definitely the reason you should consider this. This duo has been Googles worst kept secrets after the Google Pixel 3. After years of Verizon having the U.S. carrier exclusive on Google's Pixel phones, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are launching at T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, Spectrum Mobile, C Spire, and Google Fi. However, if the United States company has managed to achieve a comparable performance from this lower-cost alternative, this is phone is a big deal.

Part of that offering is Google's well-respected camera, which has been pulled straight from the Pixel 3 with all bells and whistles attached, including the night sight and top shot features. The Pixel 3a will also have stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner on the back, and support for Active Edge. On the front, the Pixel 3a XL would be comprised of an 8MP AI-powered selfie shooter. The bigger Pixel 3a XL, on the other hand, hosts a taller 6-inch display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, display resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, and 402ppi pixel density.

This time, though, it's the 3a that's been the subject of a full-scale info dump.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai and other executives will glance at the many features and improvements coming to Android, Google Assistant, and many other apps and services over the next year. Apart from Google Assistant, Google could demonstrate some new features of Google Lens, which turns the camera of Android phones into a powerful computer vision tool.

Pixel devices are known for their superior camera technology and this more affordable batch of phones is no different. They'll also include free unlimited high-quality photo storage on Google Photos. So you can happily snap away on your shiny new Pixel camera without worrying about having to cough-up for more cloud storage, or delete treasured memories. It will have the Always-on Display and Always-listening features.

When you squeeze the sides of the 3a, the Google Assistant wakes up. The new Pixel 3a (XL and non-XL) have the same SoC under the hood. Now, detailed specifications and features of Google's upcoming mid-range Pixel have allegedly surfaced online, alongside high-quality renders of the Pixel 3a in its white and black avatars.