Google Pixel 4a rumored to go on sale in July 13th

Joanna Estrada
May 24, 2020

It seemed likely that Google would show the phone in its Android 11 beta release program, but a new leak pours cold water on that theory. But Prosser says there's now no evidence of a larger, Pixel 4a XL model.

According to tipster Jon Prosser, the Google Pixel 4a is going to be released on 13 July. He reiterates that the 4a will not come with 5G support. The budget phone will come in the "Just Black, quot; and "Barely Blue, quot; color options and will not support 5G". Google is ready to ship and the "decision is mostly based on market analysis".

Amazon is offering the unlocked 5.6-inch Pixel 3a for $279 right now. The USP of Google's Pixel devices is their cameras and vanilla Android experience with regular software updates. You even get a few features not found on the more expensive models, like a bigger battery (3,700 mAh on the Pixel 3a XL compared to 3,430 mAh on the Pixel 3 XL) and, yes, a headphone jack. Alongside the new iPhone SE, it's simply one of the best camera phones you can buy under $400. In terms of specs, the device is said to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor, paired with 6GB of RAM onboard and 64GB/128GB of storage. There is a single 12MP shooter at the back, which may not sound impressive but it is backed by Google's impressive image processing magic, which makes all the difference. Since the iPhone SE has been priced at $399, we are expecting the Pixel 4a to be priced around similar lines.

What About the XL Model?

Google launches its flagship phones late in the year, and typically follows up with a cheaper model in about six months - last year it was the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL.

But as the Google I/O Developer Conference was pushed to July, Pixel 4a's fate was again, put under question. Current plan for announcement: July 13.

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