We all know that Google will be releasing a mid-range Pixel soon but no one seems to know exactly when. Now, after a Tweet last night we suspect that the release of the Pixel 3a variants is imminent.
Google SVP and boss of Android, Chrome, Chrome OS, Play, Comms and Photos (yes, he’s a busy man), Hiroshi Lockheimer, knew exactly what he was doing when he Tweeted out a hint that he had taken a photos with “an unreleased phone”. He was telling us all that the release is close, very close.
I got to see Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard's office from the 60s yesterday, it was super cool! But…
I took pictures with an unreleased phone 📱📷🤐 so I probably shouldn't share them here. 😝
The offices looked like this ⬇️ https://t.co/fPE7um3gyv
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) March 30, 2019
Google’s employees are not known for leaking things such as this until the last minute before the release of a device. For Hiroshi to send this Tweet out he must know something that we don’t: the Pixel 3a is about to be released.
Of course it is the Pixel 3a (or 3a XL) because there has not been hide nor hair of any other photo-taking device Google is working on that is ready for release except for this.
A lot of people have wanted a Google Pixel for years but do not want to, or cannot afford to, pay the amount that they cost. Hopefully this mid-range Pixel will land here on our shores as it gives the bulk of customers who purchase mid-range phones another option, an option of Google’s version of how Android should be.
Would you buy a mid-range Pixel?