Google Pixel 4A delayed yet again?


Google Pixel 4a

Google’s Pixel 4A has leaked more than what the company would have liked, despite being under the covers till today. But 2020 has brought many unexpected launch delays. Add to this, the latest report point that it could be delayed even further to late October.

Tipster Jon Prosser tweeted the same on twitter with a few more details. It seems Google has delayed the launch of Pixel 4A yet again, this time to a big three months further. He said that the device will still be announced on the previously rumoured July 13th.

More delays

Interestingly Google seems to have killed the ‘Barely Blue’ variant of the Pixel 4A entirely according to the tipster. Jon further said that his source pointed to a Black model debuting on October 22 which could mean the device will debut on the same date.

Previously Jon had said that the Black variant would debut on August 6th and Barely Blue to arrive on October 1st. With the new tip, we can assume Google might be planning to launch just the White and Black variants of the Pixel 4A.

Pixel 4A to accompany the flagship Pixel 5?

Additionally, Jon also mentioned the delay of Pixel 5 to a later date. 

Google generally launches its successors to Pixel devices during the first month of October every year. 

The delay could mean the devices getting pushed to a bit further meaning it could also release alongside the Pixel 4A but nothing is confirmed yet. 

While the reason for the delay is unknown still, the current situation of the virus and market conditions could justify Google’s conscious decision.

Pixel 4A specifications

Pixel 4A is on the rumor mill for a while now. Few caught hold of pre-production units which led to early camera samples of the device. The device itself is known to everyone by now.  It has a 5.81-inch FHD+ OLED display with a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels and a 60Hz refresh rate.

Powering the device is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 SoC. The smartphone will have a 12MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie snapper.  Storage variants are likely to be 6GB of RAM, 64GB and 128GB ROM variants. 

Additionally, it will include a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port for charging. The device will also have a 3,080mAh battery and an 18W fast charging support. 

Expected Prices

It will run Android 10 out of the box with Google’s Pixel Experience UI.  As for the price, the device has been rumoured to be priced at $349 to compete against the likes of Apple’s iPhone SE but we will have to wait for that till October now.

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