The Pixel 4a has been the topic of discussion in the budget smartphone market for a while now. Recent rumours indicated a reasonable $349 price tag for a 128GB base storage variant, and now, we’ve got some info on when we could be seeing an official announcement from Google.
Was originally May, then got pushed to June, now pushed again.
“Just Black” & “Barely Blue”
Current plan for announcement:
BTW – just 4G.
(Sorry to kill the 5G rumors)
Seems like they’re ready to ship. The decision is mostly based on market analysis.
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 21, 2020
According to Jon Prosser of Front Page Tech, the Pixel 4a was initially set to debut in May along with Google’s I/O 2020 event, but was subsequently cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The release was then pushed back to June, and now, Prosser says Google is planning a reveal on July 13.
He also goes on to divulge the Pixel 4a will be available in two colours, “Just Black” and “Barely Blue” and that it will be missing out on 5G. Which isn’t very surprising considering it’s the ‘budget’ Pixel device, and they’re probably more keen on getting 5G on their Pixel 5 and 5XL.
Prosser finishes off the leaks with saying he hasn’t seen any evidence of a Pixel 4a XL. Meaning, we could possibly be missing out on a larger budget Pixel device this year. It corroborates with previous rumours and leaks, so it’s not as surprising.
Previous leaks and rumours indicate the Pixel 4a sporting a 5.8-inch OLED display, 3080mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 730 chip.
For now, let’s keep our ears to the ground for any new information regarding the Pixel 4a lineup. And also hope things don’t get pushed back another month, as even Prosser mentions that the devices are ‘ready to ship’, and it will be based on market analysis.