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 is 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 flagship phones.
Pixel 3a is designed to fit nicely in your hand, and includes an OLED display for crisp images and bright colors. In India it comes in two colors—Just Black and Clearly White—and two sizes, priced at ₹39,999 for the 5.6-inch display and ₹44,999 for the 6-inch model.
High-end features: Camera, Google Assistant, Battery Life, Security
Google Pixel 3a delivers what you’d expect from a premium device. Starting with the award-winning camera, Pixel 3a lets you take stunning photos using Google’s HDR+ technology with features such as 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. It comes with an 18-Watt charger so you get up to 7 hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge, and up to 30 hours on a full charge*.
Squeeze Pixel 3a for the Google Assistant to send texts, get directions, and set reminders—simply using your voice.
New features at a more accessible price
Pixel makes it easy to use Google apps—like YouTube, Google Photos and Gmail. And you'll get access to new features first. Pixel 3a and the entire Pixel portfolio will get a preview of AR in Google Maps (only available in areas covered on Street View,) so 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.
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.
Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL also feature eSIM, enabling conveniences such as setting up your device without needing a SIM card, storing multiple operator profiles on a device simultaneously, and conveniently switching between them. Starting today, eSIM on Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are now supported on Airtel and Reliance Jio and will also be available on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.
Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available on Flipkart -- you can register on the site starting 8th May 2019, and the phones will be available for purchase on 15th May 2019.
Also when you buy a Pixel 3a you get 3 months of YouTube Music Premium**, on us.
If you’re new to Pixel, you can transfer photos, music, and media quickly with the included Quick Switch Adapter. If you need a little extra help, 24/7 support from Google is just a tap away in the tips and support link in the settings menu. You can even share your screen for guided assistance.
Posted by Mario Queiroz, GM & VP, Pixel
*Approximate battery life based on a mix of talk, data, standby, mobile hotspot and use of other features, with always on display off. An active display or data usage will decrease battery life. Charging rates are based upon use of the included charger. Charging time performance statistics are approximate. Actual results may vary.
**This YouTube Music Premium 3-month free trial offer is only open to Indian residents who activate a Pixel 3a before September 30, 2019. Offer only available to customers who are not current YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium or Google Play Music subscribers, have not been YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Red or Google Play Music subscribers nor participated in a YouTube Red or Google Play Music trial before. Offer must be redeemed by October 31, 2019. Valid form of payment required at sign-up, but you will not be charged until the free trial period expires. At the end of the trial period, a user will be automatically charged the standard subscription price, currently ₹99 per month. You can cancel your free trial at no charge at any time before the trial is over. Offer requires a Google account. Full terms here. Promoter: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.