Google launches Pixel 4a at $349, confirms new phones for fall

Joanna Estrada
August 9, 2020

This release helped Apple meet the delay in productions of other phones and help tide over the economic downturn that has pushed smartphone buying to the back. There are no dates on this leak and there is nothing confirming that Google will even acknowledge these other two phones, but there's a chance that they could.

We say "norm" lightly. In the realm of phones, it hasn't been very successful aside from the Pixel 3a, so perhaps these new mid-range phones are exactly what the public want from them.

There's only one model (for now).

One of the great things about the new Pixel 4A is that its price is much less compared to iPhone SE. However, the company introduced only the Pixel 4a model today. It was a Pixel for all.

Priced at $649, it was a victor, and we not only gave it the best value phone of 2019, but also the best Android phone of the year. It was hard to knock this phone, and easily a solid option for customers.

Google has officially unveiled the new Google Pixel 4a, but while everybody knew this device was coming, the search giant also prepared a few surprises for its users.

What's new in the Pixel 4a?

James is passionate about mobile gadgets, and he likes to keep himself up-to-date with the latest releases in the field of smartphones, tablets, and so on. Google opted to go with a different name, it seems.

"Last year, Pixel 3a gave people a chance to get the helpful features of Pixel at a more affordable price", said Google product management vice president Brian Rakowski.

Surprisingly, Google chose to launch the Pixel 4a in only one color option - Just Black. In comparison to a notch, the hole-punch on this smartphone is less intrusive.

So far, only a Just Black version will be available, with a sizable 5.8-inch OLED panel sporting a resolution of 1080 x 2340px with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio behind Gorilla Glass 3. The rear-side of the device features a single 12.2-megapixel lens. However, this device will get three major updates up to Android 13.

Network support for the Pixel 4a includes LTE bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/20/25/26/28/29/30/38/39/40/41/66/71.

The Pixel 5 will run Android 11 when it launches later this year and it should come with features exclusive to the Pixel line.

But its starting price of $349 is about half that of the flagship Pixel 4 model and a $50 discount from a cheap Pixel released previous year, the 3a, which is being retired.

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