07 May 2019
It is a new day and we have a new Pixel 3a XL leak to talk about. This new leak is from Android Police courtesy of a reader who spotted Pixel 3a XL at a Best Buy store in Springfield, Ohio. Yes, you read that right. The store seems to have jumped the gun as the launch event is next week and yet, they had units up for showcase for everyone to see.
These Pixel 3a XL units were placed in the plain sight but under the glass which means visitors could not touch them. It seems like store folks got confused between Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3 XL. The store had Black and Purple color variants on the showcase and in the 64GB storage configuration. The box also confirms that the bigger variant will indeed be having a 6-inch display.
The leak does not confirm anything else about the devices but does confirm two things. The first one is that yesterday's retail packaging leak was on point. Secondly, Google has started to stock retail stores with the Pixel 3a devices which means they could go on sale right after the official unveiling on May 7th.
As far as pricing information is concerned, they are still all about leaks and speculations. One of the recent leaks suggested $399 and $479 price for the base models of Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL respectively. These are indeed good pricing if true but we will have to wait until next week.