Design & Display
No surprises here — the Pixel 4a will probably follow closely into the Pixel 3a-series and come in plastic. The device will also be the first Google phone with a punch-hole front camera, slimming the bezels. This means that the Motion Sense and dedicated facial recognition sensors will be ditched altogether.
Speaking of colors, the device was initially rumored to come in Barely Blue and Just Black, but sadly, recent rumors claim the blue version is not happening.
Hardware & specs
Here are the full leaked specs at a glance:
- A 5.8″ FHD+ OLED display with punch hole
- Octa-core Snapdragon 730 processor, 4G LTE and NFC connectivity
- 6GB/64GB memory
- 12MP main and 8MP front cameras
- 3080mAh battery
- 18W charging
- July 13 release date
- Priced $349-$399
All Pixel 4-exclusive software features are extremely likely to make their way to the Pixel 4a. Things like Live Captions, Google Assistant 2.0, Astrophotography mode and many others are very likely to arrive on the upcoming troopers. What about the Soli-powered face unlock feature? As evident by the renders we’ve obtained, there might not be enough space to facilitate the Soli sensor. Google could possibly go for image-based face unlock, but that one is not secure and mostly a gimmick. The Active Edge feature is another functionality that’s apparently getting ditched for cost-saving purposes.
Here are the full Pixel 4 camera specs:
Generally, we didn’t notice any big differences in image quality between the Pixel 3 and 3a series. Aside from the slightly longer processing time, you could expect similar images to come out of both phones. The Pixel 3a was just as good as the Pixel 3, and we certainly expect the same out of the Pixel 4a in comparison with the Pixel 4.
Camera samples have surfaced as well.
Se que no es una comparación pareja, pero con ella lo que deseo demostrar es que más MP no es significado de más calidad.
— Julio Lusson (@julio_lusson) May 1, 2020
Take a gander at a few other camera samples that have been allegedly taken with the Pixel 4a.
Price, release date, availability
The Pixel 3a started at $399, while the 3a XL cost $479 at launch. According to recent rumors, the Pixel 4a could have a killer price – $349. This would make it a fairly competitive mid-range phone which will be a direct competitor to the iPhone SE.
Google confirmed that the Pixel 4a will be unveiled on August 3 as it put up a placeholder on a website that only revealed the date of the announcement by going through a process that included a tweet using different color boxes as a code. By clicking the boxes in the same order used on Google’s logo, blue, red, yellow, blue, green, and red, you get to see the placeholder below.
We expect the Pixel 4a to be available across all major US carriers, but the chances of the phone hitting many global markets are rather slim.
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