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Accidental leaks and Google pretty much go hand-in-hand. If you’d remember, last year’s Pixel 3 launch saw a lot of leaks accidentally (or not?) happening from Google, several weeks until the launch. Well, the same has started happening with ‘Pixel 3a’, the mid-range successor to Pixel 3.

Spotted first by 9to5Google, the new device came up on a revamped Google Store. This leak came along with the leak of another Nest hardware from Google, the ‘Nest Hub Max’. The names of these devices came up when earlier on Firday, the Google Store was updated with a new navigation design that revealed these unannounced products.

According to the leaked specs, the new Pixel 3a is confirmed to sport a 5.6-inch OLED screen at 1080 x 2220 resolution. Other specs include Android 9 Pie out of the box, Snapdragon 670, 4GB of RAM, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 3,000 mAh battery. Assuming these are confirmed specifications, this will still peg Google’s Pixel line-up far behind other budget smartphone competitors.

Like all of previous Pixel launched, there will be an “XL” version this time as well. The Pixel 3a XL is expected to have a 6-inch display at 1080 x 2160 resoluton.

In terms of added features, both pieces of hardware are slated to feature Active Edge squeezable sides, a Titan M security chip for addressing those Android security woes and 64GB of storage. However, the larger phone has yet to be photographed, unlike its smaller sibling. Google is also working on a new “Compare” site to contrast the existing flagships and upcoming devices.

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