Just eight months after launching the Pixel 3 in Singapore, Google has introduced two new lower-priced versions of its flagship phone in Singapore.
The Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL will retail for S$659 and S$779 respectively through Singtel, Courts, Challenger and Google’s official store online.
This is a considerable drop from the premium range launched last October last year. At the time, the 5.5-inch Pixel 3 was launched at S$1,249, while the Pixel 3 XL was priced at S$1,399.
The Pixel 3a launched this time has a 5.6-inch OLED display, while the 3a XL features a 6-inch display.
Available in Just Black and Clearly White,Singapore is one of the first markets in the world to get the new phones, Google said.
A third colour, Purple-ish, is not available here.
The new Pixel 3a phones come with the same award-winning camera, the flagship Pixel series of phones is known for.
In February, the Pixel 3’s Night Sight low-light feature was given the Disruptive Device Innovation award at the Global Mobile Awards (GMA) 2019.
Google said in a press release that the phones can get up to seven hours of battery life on a 15-minute charge, and up to 30 hours on a full charge.
The new phones have the custom-built Titan M chip, and also come with three years of security and operating system updates.
And unlike the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL – which allowed for slow motion videos – the 3a phones come with an additional time lapse feature that can turn an entire sunset into a video of “just a few seconds”, Google said.