The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many a launch thus far, but the Pixel 4A is arguably the most delayed of all. After a flurry of big leaks and rumours, here we are again with yet another online entry of the Pixel 4A on a French e-tailer. The device is listed in two colours this time but with a twist.
Going by the details listed on the French retail stores Ordimedia and eStock.fr, the Pixel 4A seems to have two variants – Just Black and Blue. This is the opposite of what we heard a few days ago which almost confirmed that the Blue variant was cancelled by Google.
Is the Blue colour variant really ditched?
Coming back to the listing, the Black and Blue variants are listed under model numbers GA02099-FR and GA02101-FR respectively. Ordimedia shows the scheduled delivery date to be allegedly on July 7th. This is itself a week early than the supposed launch date of July 13.
Furthermore, the prices quoted on both Ordimedia and eStock.fr are contradictory to each other. The same Black variant is listed with €441 and €509 prices respectively. However, this could just be a placeholder pricing on the website.
The reason we think this is because the eStock.fr says the device was entered on May 7th, which is well over a month now. Also, Google reportedly has changed its previous plans recently. This will obviously will take time to get effected on the website.
When is it actually coming?
That being said, the latest rumour mill has it that the Pixel 4A will get announced on July 13th albeit not being available for sale until October 22nd, according to tipster Jon Prosser.
Google’s budget Series of Pixel A devices began its journey last year at Google I/O 2019. Since then, a successor for the 3A has been the topic that is brushed every now and then.
Pixel 4A: What we Know
Pixel’s 4A started appearing on leaks as early as December last year. This was followed by various benchmarks with the latest being the official camera samples surfacing the internet months before the release.
As far as we know, Google is reportedly planning to launch only the Pixel 4A at $349. While the XL variant is reportedly ditched this year, the 4A will be a significant bump up from 3A. It will sport a 5.81-inch FHD+ OLED punch-hole display. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 4/6GB of RAM and 64/128GB storage will power the device.
The rear will sport a square-shaped camera layout with a 12.2MP shooter and an LED flash. A 3,080mAh battery is expected to power the device which will run Android 10 out-of-the-box.