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All about Google’s new Pixel 4a 5G phone

The new Google Pixel 4a, Google’s more affordable handset to it’s Pixel line.

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In 2019 Google launched a more affordable handset to its Pixel line, the Pixel 3a. The company followed this device up with the Pixel 4a in August 2020 – a few months later than expected.

Google has confirmed there’s going to be a 5G model of the Pixel 4a before 2020 is out though. This is everything we have heard about the Pixel 4a (5G) so far, including price, release date, design and specifications.


Release date and price

The Google Pixel 4a was announced on 3 August. It will be available to buy in the US for $349 from 20 August, with pre-orders starting on 3 August. For those in the UK, the Pixel 4a will be available to pre-order for £349 from 10 September, with an on-sale date of 1 October.

The Pixel 4a (5G) is confirmed to be coming this “fall” with the Pixel 5, which will also be 5G enabled and it’s a game changer in the markting industry for the 5G smartphones. Google confirmed in its blog post surrounding the launch of the Pixel 4a that the 5G model will start at $499 in the US. It will be coming to the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.

An exact release date for the Pixel 4a 5G has yet to be revealed but Google typically holds a “Made by Google” event in early October. We will update this feature when we hear more though.

Design

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We’re expecting the same, or very similar dimensions, to the Pixel 4a, though the weight might differ. The Pixel 4a weighs 143g but the Pixel 4a 5G could be slightly heavier.

Assuming the 5G models offers the same design as the 4G mode, you’ll find a pronounced square black camera housing on the rear with a single camera lens and flash in the top left corner and a physical fingerprint sensor in the centre of the rear. On the front, the display will likely have minimal bezels and a punch hole camera, like the Pixel 4a. A 3.5mm headphone jack is also likely.

One size is expected for the Pixel 4a (5G) too, like the 4G model. It is not currently clear what the colour options will be. The Pixel 4a was originally reported to come in three colours: black with a lime button, white with an orange button and finally a teal version with a hot pink button. There was then talk of only Just Black and Barely Blue.

So far, we only have a Just Black option for the Pixel 4a so perhaps the 5G model will spice things up in the finish department.

Display

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The display on the Pixel 4a 5G is expected to be the same as the Pixel 4a. If this is the case, expect a 5.81-inch flat panel, with slimmed down bezels compared to the Pixel 3a devices and a punch hole for the front camera.

The Pixel 4a has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a 60Hz refresh rate so we expect the 5G model to follow suit. The panel will likely be OLED like the 4a and the resolution is expected to be Full HD+.

Hardware specs

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There were a couple of leaked codenames in the run up to the Pixel 4a launch – Sunfish, Bramble – along with hardware details. Code leaks paired the Pixel 4a (Sunfish) with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and 6GB of RAM, which is what the Pixel 4a offers. There’s also 128GB of storage and a 3140mAh battery.

As to the other codenamed phones, they included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 device, the platform with integrated 5G. There hasn’t been as much detail leaked about this version so it’s currently unclear if this will be the chipset used or whether there will be a bump in RAM or battery capacity.

So far, the Pixel 4a (5G) has been listed on a mobile carrier’s website as a future 5G Google device, appeared in code from a new version of the Google Camera. We’re expecting at least 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a 3140mAh battery like the Pixel 4a though.

Camera

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Like the Pixel 3a, the Pixel 4a has the same camera unit as the Pixel 4 – that’s the point of these phones after all – to give you access to those camera skills at a lower price point. We therefore expect the Pixel 4a 5G to offer the same too.

You can therefore expect a 12.2-megapixel 1.4µm sensor with f/1.7 lens and optical image stabilisation with all the AI skills of the Pixel 4, like Night Sight with astrophotography mode, Top Shot and Portrait Mode. 

The front camera in the display is likely to be an 8-megapixel 1.22µm sensor with f/2.0 lens.

Originally posted 2020-08-04 15:07:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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