Google Pixel 4a codenames revealed along with SoCs, confusing everyone

Joanna Estrada
January 19, 2020

Google eventually fixed that stuff, but it still has me curious how the Pixel 4 is doing. The 4G edition might be released in other price-conscious markets with a slightly lower price bracket.

As reported, analysis of Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the latest Pixel 4 firmware dump, as well as the latest versions of different Google applications, revealed the 3 new device code-names along with the SoC platforms that they're based on.

Moreover, the price cut will be automatically applied on your way out to the checkout process. For the uninitiated, Google likes fish names as codenames for its Pixel phones. According to information, the 2020 phones that should be called Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL are already in development with Snadpragon 730 and Snapdragon 765 respective chipsets. The aforementioned SoC can be found on Redmi K20, Samsung Galaxy A71 and A80.

Bramble also appears to be based on the Snapdragon 765 chipset, but there has been no evidence that it is being produced by an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Also, the device has both Android 10 and Android 11 development branches. The report says this device will be manufactured by FIH Mobile, A Foxconn subsidiary. Further, Sunfish is developed on Android 10 as well as Android 11.

A few ago, some renders of Pixel 4a were leaked by @onleaks and 91Mobiles. Shared by tipster SlashLeaks, the photos show a square shaped camera bump housing a single camera.

All Pixel phones revealed to date have been codenamed internally after some kind of fish.

Until Google officially announces anything, this is just rumour, but if would be interesting for Google to launch a more affordable version of its Pixel lineup with built-in 5G. This chipset comes with integrated 5G modem and chances are that this is for the Pixel 4a XL. We also think that Google would pack an extra ultra-wide lense in Google Pixel 5 and 5 XL to win hands down in any department of smartphone photography. The device runs Android 10 on top.

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