Earlier this year, Google launched its first comparatively budget smartphones under its Pixel series — Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL and it seems that the gamble of the search engine giant is paying off.
As per the earnings report for the second quarter of the year posted by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, the company reported about 40 percent increase year-on-year in the “Other Revenue” segment, which includes Google’s hardware business as well as cloud computing division.
During the earnings call, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that “with the launch of Pixel 3A in May, overall Pixel unit sales in Q2 grew more than two times year over year.” It’s noteworthy that Google has never revealed concrete Pixel sales numbers before, so we don’t exactly know how many more units this increase involves.
Also, the company doesn’t separate out its Other Revenues segment into different categories. So it can’t be said certainly that the 40 percent jump is mostly attributable to those extra Pixel sales but it’s fair to say that it likely contributed significantly.
Overall, Google’s parent company Alphabet posted its second-quarter earnings for 2019 beating Wall Street expectations with revenue of $38.9 billion and a profit of $9.9 billion. The profit dwarfs that of the second quarter of 2018 when Google had to dock its net income by a record $5 billion over the antitrust settlement.
Both the smartphones, Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL comes with an OLED ДИСПЛЕЙ with Asahi’s Dragontrail glass protection. The devices are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
The smartphones feature a 12.2MP Sony IMX363 primary rear camera and an 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera. All the camera features you love on the Pixel 3 such as Night Sight, Top Shot, HDR+, and Super Res Zoom are present on both devices.
The devices come with a 3.5mm audio jack, support for USB-C audio, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, stereo speakers, and Active Edge. The 3a has a 3000mAh battery while the 3a XL has a 3700mAh and both supports 18W fast charging.