Google Pixel 4a: Everything We Know So Far

UPDATE: 16/6/2020

Rumours suggest that the Pixel 4a could launch on 13th of July but the sale might be delayed till October 22. Also, it might only come in Black colour and the Barely Blue variant might have been removed.


UPDATE: 21/5/2020

Jon Prosser, a popular leakster on Twitter says the launch date of the Pixel 4A has been delayed yet again. According to him, the phone was originally set to be revealed in May but now the launch date has been pushed to 13th of July. The leakster also added that the rumours of a 5G powered variant were false and there’s still no word on the XL version.


UPDATE: 2/5/2020

The Geekbench scores reveal in one of the three previously leaked codenames, “Sunfish” is actually the Pixel 4a. The phone was able to score a respectable single-core score of 2529 and a multi-core score of 6366 which is almost similar to Poco X2 which is powered by the Snapdragon 730G and scored 2558 and 6581 in single-core and multi-core, respectively.

Slash Leaks Pixel 4aThe less significant difference points out that the Pixel 4a will be powered by the Snapdragon 730.


ORIGINAL STORY

The Google Pixel 3a beat flagships Pixel 3 and 3XL in sales and was the best selling “unlocked” android smartphone in the US in 2019. Excellent cameras, compact design, Google’s software support, an almost two-day battery life, and a price of $399 with additional discounts is what made the Pixel 3a, a fantastic phone.

It’s almost time for the successor Pixel 4a, and there’ve been plenty of leaks so far, generating a lot of exciting assumptions in tech communities. We’ve also witnessed leaks of retail packaging, which suggest there will be no XL variant this time.

Pixel 4a: Design

On December 28th, 2019, the first leak came out, and we’re excited about Google’s step in the right direction with a display punch hole, which is surprisingly small, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack (hallelujah!). The phones back will be made of plastic.

Pixel 4a leak-1 - "Google Pixel 4a: Everything We Know So Far"There’s a 5.7-inch display at the front, dual-speakers at the bottom (not sure if they’re dual), a USB Type-C port which we assume will support 18W fast charging just like the 3a did. There were rumors of Google ditching the XL variant of the Pixel 4a; we think there might be an XL variant.

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Pixel 4a: Performance

On the inside, we’re talking Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, which has proved to be an excellent mid-range SoC. Again, these are just strong assumptions based on the rumors and the previous track record of Google’s devices. The device is rumored to come with Android 10 out of the box. Pixel 4a leak-2 - "Google Pixel 4a: Everything We Know So Far"Lasting for about a day and a half battery life was one of the strong points of Pixel 3a, and it looks no different this time. Snapdragon 730 in Pixel 4a when paired with a 3000mAh battery (say!) and Google’s excellent software optimizations can give up to 6-7 hours of Screen on time, which is insane.

Pixel 4a: Cameras

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Pixel 4a is rumored to have two cameras, one at the back and another at front. We’ve seen Pixel 3/3XL and 3a do wonders with just a single camera, and we believe the 4a’s camera to be no different because of Google’s superior image processing. The rear camera is rumored to be Google’s favorite 12.2MP sensor, followed by an 8MP camera at the front.

Pixel 4a-4 - "Google Pixel 4a: Everything We Know So Far"

Considering that the Pixel 3a was launched at Google I/O 2019, 4a would’ve launched in this year’s Google I/O, which, due to the pandemic, was canceled. But, as the leaks and rumors are emerging, we think that the Pixel 4a will be launched soon.

That said, the pricing is rumored to be the same as ($399) for a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. What do you think about the 4a? Would you buy it? Could Google do better this time? Let us know in the comments section below.


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