Google’s worst-kept secrets over the last few months are upcoming mid-range Pixel 3a and 3a XL handsets. But the latest influx of info gives us the most concrete launch details yet. A teaser poster displayed on Google’s own store page has announced that something big is coming on May 7 to the Pixel universe. It happens to coincide with the first day of the Google I/O conference, which also states that help is on the way and the power is in your hands. The teaser was found shortly after 9to5Google editor Stephen Hall tweets his prediction that the Pixel 3a range will hit stores on May 7.
The announcement coincides with Google’s promotion for Avengers: Endgame, which sees the release of five new Marvel character AR stickers for Playmoji, War Machine, Thor, Black Widow, Rocket and Captain Marvel. It is noteworthy that Google’s messaging doesn’t explicitly mention that it will be its Pixel 3a and 3a XL devices launching on the May 7 date. The tech giant pointed out that it will be something in the Pixel universe and the details seem to coincide with other leaks and tidbits.
It is important that Google is trying to present a more affordable option into its lineup with this pair of handsets. Their pricing is a significantly important detail in their success. We didn’t find any official word on what they’ll cost, but another leak seems to give them a ballpark. Phandroid has discovered that a new leak shows off what seems to be the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, and their cost in Canadian dollars is expected at $649.99 and $799.99 respectively. This would translate to roughly $500 for the regular Pixel 3a and $600 for the larger Pixel 3a XL. Moreover, an earlier leak that listed the smaller mid-range Pixel in Euro would pitch it at $420, £320, and AU$590.