Google is expected to announce its upcoming mid-range devices — the Google Pixel 4a and the Pixel 4a XL in the next few weeks. Successors to the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL from 2019, both these phones were to be officially unveiled at the now-canceled 2020 Google I/O conference scheduled for May 2020. Google, however, is expected to go ahead with the launches as scheduled, going by the series of leaks around the pixel 4a lineup of late. Just hours after we posted images showing the retail box of the Pixel 4a, folks over at 9to5Mac revealed most of the specifications of the Pixel 4a.
Google Pixel 4a Specifications (Expected)
9to5Mac’s source has revealed that the Pixel 4a shall feature a plastic body – similar to the one we saw on the Pixel 3a. The display size is set to increase slightly, and instead of the 5.6-inch panel used on the previous model, the Pixel 4a will get a 5.81 -inch OLED display with slightly higher resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels). The phone will also integrate a punch hole style notch at the front for the selfie camera. Being a mid-range device, the Pixel 4a comes sans the fancy Soli hardware. This also paves the way for an official launch of the Pixel 4a series in India. In case you weren’t aware, the Google Pixel 4 series was not launched in India because of restrictions on the import of Soli hardware.
The Pixel 4a will come powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset that apart from featuring an octa-core processor, also packs in the Adreno 618GPU for graphics. The phone also gets Google’s in-house Titan M security chip. The phone is also said to feature a 3080mAh battery and will be offered with up to 6GB of RAM and the option to choose between 64GB or 128GB of internal storage. The device is also expected to ship with an 18W fast charger in the box but does not feature support for wireless charging.
The Pixel 4a will also feature a very high-quality camera setup with the primary rear camera getting a 12.2-megapixel sensor with support for OIS and autofocus. At the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel camera with a reasonably wide 84-degree field of view. The phone will also feature a host of video recording modes and resolution options. The phone will most likely retain the headphone jack.
We currently know that the Pixel 4a could be offered in two color options Just Black and Barely Blue. We expect the Pixel 4a to be priced at around the $399 mark. In India, expect this phone to be priced around the Rs 40,000 mark.