Last year in May, Google had released its first mid-range smartphone, the Pixel 3a, and the strategy is expected to keep on with the Pixel 4a.
The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL have been launched for a while now, and they came with a handful of new technology to Mountain View’s onboard mobile hardware. Even so, the Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL are not expected to pack some features returned from older Pixel smartphones.
Here is everything we know about the Pixel 4a.
The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3A XL were released in May of last year. Google may keep the same schedule this year as well, so the Pixel 4a and 4a XL should arrive sometime in the spring. The sales Pixel 3a phones recorded were incredibly good, so there is little to no possibility that Google will eliminate the mid-range mobile phones at this stage. They should be announced at Google I/O 2020 developer conference.
Design and Specifications
Due to the new renders uploaded by 91mobiles, some design aspects of the Pixel 4a series can now be unveiled. Coming as no surprise, the 90Hz display and Soli radar chip that was packed in the unique features on the Pixel 4 smartphones, will not be incorporated into the mid-range versions.
That means the classical fingerprint sensor on the rear side of the phones is coming back, as well as a hole-punched screen for the front camera. There should also be a 3.5mm headphone jack coming in the new Pixel 4a series, which is a nice surprise for fans of wired headphones.
The Pixel 4a seems to pack a 5.7-inch display, which is a bit larger than the 5.6-inch Pixel 3a. There is a camera module on the back that is somehow similar to that in the regular version of the phone, but it actually has only one camera and a LED flash. Also, on the bottom is has the charging port, which is a USB-C.
When it comes to power, the Pixel 4a is expected to feature either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 or 765, at least 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage memory, as well as a 6GB and 128GB version.
Price and Availability
The Pixel 3a was released with the price tag of $399, and it appears that Google will continue this guideline with the Pixel 4a as well. If the phone will not pack a Soli radar tech and will only have a single camera, $350 would also be a reasonable price.
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