Last week, XDA Developers employees spotted the names "Pixel 3a" and "Pixel 3a XL" by rummaging through the Connectivity Monitor application code from the recent beta of Android Q. Today's # Today, 9to5Google has been able to confirm via an independent source that these names are not just placeholders. For a reason that escapes us, Google is Actually will give the pair of mid-range phones coming the clumsy nickname "3a".

9to5Google has also been able to confirm some of the specifications of the two new devices. The Pixel 3a will have a 5.6 "screen and the Pixel 3a XL (sigh) will have a 6" screen. The phones will be offered in three colors: white, black and the third option sober but apparently random Google. It will also have the Active Edge's responsive sides for the wizard, the Titan M security chip, an eSIM, a fast charge of 18W on USB-C and 64GB of storage.

Other details, such as the final prices, the size of the battery and the precise SoC – a Snapdragon 670 or 710, according to rumors – are not confirmed. 9to5Google has not been able to verify the exact launch date of the phones, although its source speculated that our previous report stating that it would be launched on Verizon in the spring is probably true.

Since the pace of information dissemination seems to be accelerating, we will probably hear more soon. If our previous report on Verizon's availability was correct, we should see an official disclosure in the next three months.