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Here’s a list of every phone compatible with Android Q beta 3

Here’s a list of every phone compatible with Android Q beta 3

Pixel phones are known for their remarkable camera quality, and Google has played its cards right by retaining the camera specifications of Pixel 3 in 3a and 3a XL. The new Pixel handsets even have 3.5mm headphone jacks, which will be welcome news to many.

Lastly, Google's new Pixel 3a is packaged with an 18-watt charger providing you with up to seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge and up to 30 hours on a full charge.

Once a security update is available, Google says it will push the update to all devices that support this mechanism.

Google executive Brian Rakowski said the cheaper devices are created to fill in for people left behind by the rising price of many high-end phones.

You know those times in the past where Google said "hey we have a cool new way to make updates better" only to have some OEMs say "nah we're good lets just never update our phones" and it felt like not a lot of progress was made?

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Specifically, if you buy an unlocked Pixel 3a you can pick up a $100 gift card, essentially bringing the price of the devices down to $299 and $379, respectively. A 6-inch-screen Pixel 3a XL starts at $479.

When it comes to the processor, Pixel 3a carries Snapdragon 670 which is a year old processor, and that is how Google managed to keep the price below $500. That in itself was the major challenge or obstacle they had to overcome - How to get that Google Pixel software experience functioning fully on a phone with a mid-range processor. Google sticks with the same fast charger (18W) that was bundled with the Pixel 3.

The hub can also be set to recognize different household members using facial recognition - again on the device itself, not in the cloud. The company did integrate the same camera also available on the Pixel 3. As a result, you won't be able take wide-angle selfies like you can on the standard Pixel models.

The Google Assistant will get shrunk down so that it can work directly on a phone, eliminating the need to communicate with Google's cloud servers to understand and act on certain commands.

Meanwhile, you can also get a $100 credit to the Google Store if you pick up a Pixel 3a from Google before May 19. We didn't reach for the charger even after a whole day that included some camera usage and videos.


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