Mobile might start selling the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3a

In related news, the same report mentions Google's upcoming Pixel 3a and 3a XL might be offered by T-Mobile as well. The Pixel 3a will have a smaller 5.6-inch full HD+ display, while the bigger variant will come with 6-inch display with a similar resolution.

A new teaser on the Made By Google website suggests that the Pixel 3a midmarket handset will launch on May 7. Rumors have said the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could launch at Verizon this spring. That coincides with the opening keynote of its annual developer conference, dubbed Google I/O.

With Google's Pixel line focusing on Camera quality as one of it's cornerstone features could the Pixel 3a and 3a XL be the first affordable phones with top tier cameras? No, nor the Google Pixel 4 - that's another mill.

Coinciding with the launch date a new leak revealed the possible pricing for Pixel 3a at $649.99 (Rs 45,000 approx.), and Pixel 3a XL at $799.99 (Rs 55,000 approx.). Add that to 4GB of RAM and a 12-megapixel camera, and the handset should be far more affordable than the Pixel 3 Google launched past year. The video on the Google online store announcement page also hints at some kind of collaboration with the Avengers, though hopefully, it will be more than just more AR stickers in the Pixel camera. The company has been offering up Pixel handsets for years, but it's only delivered flagship models.

Google engineers trained Photobooth to recognize five types of facial expressions, which are "smiles, tongue-out, kissy/duck face, puffy-cheeks and surprise", Google says in a blog post.

It includes the Pixel 3 + Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame video which you can check out below. The ad will likely air in the run-up to the film premiering on April 26.

  • Fernando Stephens