Google‘s Pixel 4a might not launch until July 31st, and that’s not all: the XL model has been confirmed to be set aside for now, which means that Pixel fans will get only one version of the smartphone.
Reliable tech leaker Jon Prosser tweeted that the launch of the Pixel 4a had been delayed from May to June, but has now been pushed back again until July. He also noted that Google’s budget versions for the smartphone will only come in Just Black and Barely Blue color options and that there will be no Pixel 4a XL, as he saw no evidence of such a model.
Let’s see how we do with new Android sources, bois 👀
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 21, 2020
People have expected Google to release the Pixel 4a next month as numerous leaks and speculations have been pointing towards a June launch. However, it seems like that may not be the case as Prosser’s leaks and predictions have almost always been correct.
The leaker said that the Google Pixel 4a models in the two color options we mentioned above look ‘ready to ship,’ but the release has been pushed back based on market analysis.
Google is Committed to Making Hardware
In spite of these times for the smartphone industry, Google CEO Sundar Pichai talked to The Verge and said that the company is planning to develop hardware.
“We’re super committed to it for the long run. Hardware is hard. And it definitely has components, which take real time to get it right, thinking about underlying silicon or display or camera or any of those tacks,” he said.
Despite these difficulties, all the speculations so far suggest that the Pixel 4a is a budget phone. It is expected to have a 5.8-inch OLED display with a punch-hole selfie camera, a single rear camera, and will feature the decent Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor.
A 5G model is not on the list, which is not surprising considering that the Pixel 4a will only be $349. Google will also allegedly remove the Active Edge squeezable sides used to engage the Google Assistant.
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