Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL leaked prices are surprisingly tempting

The Pixel 3 didn't sell as well as the Pixel 2. That was Google's admission in its earnings call a few days ago. But while it blamed that on economic factors and promised things will be changing in the coming months, the fact remains that the Pixel 3 may just have been too expensive for what it offers. Fortunately, the Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be coming to the rescue in a few days. That is if these leaked prices are on point.

The key is setting expectations right. While it shares the same base name, the Pixel 3a and its larger XL sibling are only remotely related to the Pixel 3. They may share some family traits visually speaking and the same 4 GB RAM but that's pretty much it.

The Pixel 3a is a mid-range phone through and through and the packaging and price details that This is Tech Today was able to gather points in that direction. That price, according to the YouTuber's source, starts at $399 for the Pixel 3a and $479 for the Pixel 3a XL. Those are for the 64 GB models and there are also 128 GB configurations available.

That is easily half the price of a Google Pixel 3, giving Android fans a more affordable way to get into the Pixel ecosystem. That said, it should also be noted that Google has already reduced the price of last year's high-end Pixel phones, at least temporarily or until the Pixel 3a launches.

The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be up against other mid-range phones that may offer more for the same price. That said, for Android diehards who have always wished for the pure Pixel experience and guarantee but were discouraged by the price tag, this is pretty much their only way in.