Google Pixel 4A: Pricing, release date and Features

The Google Pixel 4a is almost certain to launch in the next month or two, and as the next iteration of Google’s popular budget phone nears, there’s actually precious little we don’t know about this phone. Thankfully, if you don’t feel the same, we’ve done the legwork and rounded up all the relevant, credible, and interesting info that’s been leaked about the 4a to date.

The Google Pixel 4a is almost certain to launch in the next month or two, and as the next iteration of Google’s popular budget phone nears, there’s actually precious little we don’t know about this phone. Thankfully, if you don’t feel the same, we’ve done the legwork and rounded up all the relevant, credible, and interesting info that’s been leaked about the 4a to date. Google’s not exactly done a great job keeping this phone under wraps, so we’ve got a largely complete picture, and it looks like this new phone will largely stick to the formula that made its predecessor such a darling with critics and consumers alike.

What will google pixel 4A actually look like?

Physically, it looks something like a lovechild between the current Pixel 3a and Google’s recent Pixel 4, featuring what looks like an all-plastic curved unibody and a Pixel 4-style square camera bump — which still looks like it only houses a single camera.

Bezels are just about gone as the phone picks up a nearly edge-to-edge screen, sporting one of those newfangled “hole-punch” or “pinhole” designs, with a front-facing camera embedded right beneath the display in the top left corner.

A rear-mounted fingerprint sensor lies around back, which, together with the front bezels, indicates there’s no secure infrared camera-based face unlock (as with the Pixel 4).

We’ve seen leaks showing the phone in the usual white and black colorways, and we expect the wildcard may be a light blue hue of some kind (according to YouTuber Dave Lee).

Measurements for the Pixel 4a clock in at 144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm (9mm at the camera bump), which is just a bit smaller than the Pixel 3a. Dimensions regarding a bigger XL variant haven’t leaked, and we’re pretty sure at this point that there won’t be one (more on that later).

One phone or two?

Just oneDavid Lee claims we’ll just get one size for the Pixel 4a. Corroborating that, only one device codename (sunfish) has been conclusively tied to the Pixel 4a, and it’s also the only name to have surfaced more recently in a Camera app teardown.

At one point, 9to5Google had its own sources which claimed a larger 4a XL was still in the works, but if it existed, it was probably scrapped.

We’re pretty confident there will be only one size for the Pixel 4a.

What are the specs?

At this point, we have a good idea of the hardware that will be included in the Pixel 4a. Between the known details connected to the “sunfish” codename and the details garnered by the Cuban device leak, we can paint a nearly complete picture by the numbers.

More recently, 9to5Google got its own separate confirmation of the specs corroborating all the earlier leaks — which didn’t add much new information outside the possibility of a larger 128GB storage size.

Google Pixel 4A SPECS

ChipsetSnapdragon 730
RAM6GB
Display~5.81″ OLED 1080×2340, 60Hz, hole-punch camera
Storage64GB or 128GB UFS 2.1 (both numbers have leaked so far, we may see one or both sizes)
Camera12.2MP primary, 8MP front-facing
Dimensions144.2 x 69.5 x 8.2mm (9mm at the camera bump) for the 4a, 4a XL unknown
Battery3,080mAh, 18W fast charging (probably USB PD)
MiscHeadphone jack, Type-C charging, rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, Google Titan M security chip, no wireless charging
ColorsAt least two named colors: Just Black and Barely Blue. A white model may also be coming.

Although it was previously speculated that “redfin” or “bramble” could be different variants of the Pixel 4a, signs now point to them being the upcoming Pixel 5, so we probably won’t see a version of the Pixel 4a with a Snapdragon 765.

Can we call it Pixel 4A 5G?

No, The “sunfish” hardware name, which has been conclusively tied to the Pixel 4a, will specifically not support 5G given the chipset it uses.

Although we previously thought that two other hardware names (“redfin” and “bramble”could be associated with the Pixel 4a series — and their details indicate they will support a 5G-compatible chipset — we’ve since come to believe those two devices are actually the upcoming Pixel 5. That means the Pixel 4a will be a 4G-only affair. Not that it matters right now.

How much will it cost?

Starting at $400.

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Recent leaks indicate a $400 starting price, and the previous Pixel 3a also started at $400. More recent leaks suggest we might have a 128GB storage configuration available as well, which could come at an increased cost.

When will Pixel 4A actually come out?

Google hasn’t established a habit for this new “a” series of phones, but if we had to guess, we think Google will probably release it around May 12th-14th, the original dates of this year’s Google I/O developer conference, following last year’s I/O release for the Pixel 3a. However, Google first canceled its in-person event for I/O earlier this year over coronavirus concerns, but even the online event was later given the ax, and that could disrupt the release timeline. For all we know, it might be released a bit earlier or a bit later now.

Delaying release cycles is the last thing the company needs to do, and although 9 to 5 Google previously heard that it will probably arrive at I/O again, we have no idea how the pandemic and subsequent global lockdown may have affected the company’s release plans.

Source : Android Police

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