Google launches the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL in Singapore

Reta Lee
Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
Google Pixel 3a. (PHOTO: Google)

SINGAPORE — Google has released the new Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at half the price of premium phones, to compete with Apple and Huawei, who are monopolising the market share.

Design-wise, Pixel 3a fits snuggly in your hands and has an OLED display for viewing pleasure.

For photobugs, the Pixel 3a uses 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 seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge and up to 30 hours on a full charge, and with the Google Assistant you can send texts, get directions, and set reminders - using only your voice.

Google Pixel 3a family. (PHOTO: Google)

The phone will be available in two colours - Just Black and Clearly White - and two sizes, in Singapore at S$659 for the 5.6-inch display and S$779 for the 6-inch model.

“Singaporeans are always on the lookout for a good and helpful smartphone to enhance the way they live, work and play. Following the positive response for the Pixel 3 during its launch in October last year, we are excited to extend the Pixel experience to even more people, working with our partners to offer the best of Google’s features and functionality for a price considerably less than premium phones,” said Martin Geh, Managing Director, APAC Hardware Partnerships at Google.

To purchase the phone, head on to carrier partner Singtel, retailers COURTS and Challenger and the ​Google Store.