Google Unveils New Pixel 3a Smartphone Starting at $399 [Video]

Google has unveiled a new more affordable smartphone dubbed the Pixel 3a.

These days, you expect a lot from a smartphone. You want a premium camera that can take vivid, share-worthy photos wherever you go. You need a tool that connects you to the world with all your favorite apps and also helps out during the day. And you want a phone that has a battery that’s reliable for long stretches, while it stays secure and up to date with the latest software. You also don’t want it to break the bank. The new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are all of those things and more, for half the price of premium phones.

The Pixel 3a features a 5.6-inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 with Octa-Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 3000 mAh battery, a 12.2MP dual-pixel rear camera, an 8MP front camera, and more. The Pixel 3a XL features a 6.0-inch display and a 3700mAh battery.

Google Unveils New Pixel 3a Smartphone Starting at $399 [Video]

Here are some of the key features highlighted by Google.

Pixel 3a lets you take stunning photos using Google’s HDR+ technology with features like Portrait Mode, Super Res Zoom, and Night Sight to capture clear shots in low light. Google Photos is built in, so you can save all your high-quality photos and videos with free, unlimited storage. And it comes with an 18-watt charger so you get up to seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge and up to 30 hours on a full charge.

Google Unveils New Pixel 3a Smartphone Starting at $399 [Video]

Google Assistant:
Squeeze Pixel 3a for the Google Assistant to send texts, get directions and set reminders—simply using your voice. Plus, the Google Assistant’s Call Screen feature (available in English in the U.S. and Canada) gives you information about the caller before you pick up, and shields you from those annoying robocalls.

We’ll make sure your Pixel 3a is protected against new threats, by providing three years of security and operating system updates. In a recent industry report, Pixel was rated the highest for built-in security among all smartphones. It also comes with the custom-built Titan M chip to help protect your most sensitive data.

Access to New Features:
Pixel 3a and the entire Pixel portfolio will get a preview of AR in Google Maps—the next time you’re getting around town, you can see walking directions overlaid on the world itself, rather than looking at a blue dot on a map.. This helps you know precisely where you are, and exactly which way to start walking (in areas covered on Street View where there’s a good data connection and good lighting).

Time lapse is coming to Google Pixel 3a, so you can capture an entire sunset in just a few seconds of video—great for posting on social media or messaging to your friends.

Google Unveils New Pixel 3a Smartphone Starting at $399 [Video]

Pricing and Availability:
Pixel 3a and Pixel 3 are now available through more carriers, including Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, Spectrum Mobile (Charter), C Spire and Google Fi, as well as being supported on AT&T. The Pixel 3a costs $399 USD and the larger Pixel 3a XL costs $479.

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Google Unveils New Pixel 3a Smartphone Starting at $399 [Video]

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