Google’s brand new Pixel 3a phones are now in Singapore – and you won’t need S$1,000 to buy them

The full range of Google Pixel 3a phones. Only the Just Black (left) and Clearly White (extreme right) are available in Singapore.
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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.

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The Pixel 3a launched this time has a 5.6-inch OLED display, while the 3a XL features a 6-inch display.

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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.

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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.

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