The rumor circles surrounding Google’s flagship Pixel series of phones got some sort of “validation” as the company’s website, for the second time in two weeks, have acknowledged the fact that it indeed is working on a new “lite” version of the company’s latest flagship smartphone, Pixel 3. The “new” page, which has now been taken down by the company, confirms the name of the phone, Pixel 3a.
Codenamed “Bonito” and “Sargo”, the phones are speculated to have identical displays, with 4GB of RAM. Despite the aquatic reference used in the name, Google is probably heading the other way, with the Sargo getting a slightly better display (from 1080 x 2160 to 1080 x 2220) and a slightly better DPI (400 to 440). This also indicates to the fact that Sargo will probably pack-in a smaller 5.6-inch display while the Bonito will have a 6-inch display.
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Despite the web page being inactive now, the suspense has now been somewhat, culminated. Even the “Pixel compare” web page went active for an infinitesimal amount of time before Google pulled the plug, but the release of a new “watered-down” version of the Pixel seems inevitable. According to a report by 9to5Google, the product page also contained references to the previously leaked Nest Hub and the Nest Hub Max.
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This leak by Google has given a compelling case to all the buzz surrounding the mid-range smartphones. The speculations accentuated after a Redditor was able to unmask a pile of substantial information from Google Play Console, a software that allows developers to manage apps submitted to the Play Store. This information, which incredulously revealed the specification sheets of the pair of phones, but also a possible summer release date, ahead of the traditional launch events in October.
Perhaps the phones, which have been subjected to an unusual number of leaks, could possibly be unveiled at the Google’s I/O developer conference in May.
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