The infinite story called Pixel 4a may or may not end in August. Google just doesn’t seem to know what to do with the Pixel Phones, the latest leak now points to a launch date on August 3. We now have our doubts.
Google Pixel 4a may finally arrive in August
It is becoming increasingly difficult to report on the upcoming Pixel phones. The fact is: The Pixel 4a exists, as proven by countless hands-on reports with a prototype, pictures of the packaging off the shelf in a warehouse, and constantly popping up entries in dealers databases. Why the successor of the now officially discontinued Pixel 3a just does not want to make it into the shops, only Google knows.
The fact that Google now no longer delivers a Pixel 3a was the reason for the hope that the Pixel 4a launch will soon be serious, but, at least according to Jon Prosser – the actually planned July date has now also been canceled. Instead, Monday the 3rd of August is in the plans.
Pixel 4a has slipped again 🤦🏼♂️
Announcement was supposed to be happening July 13 (Monday), but just got bumped.
What we can see in the system now is announcement happening on August 3 🧐
The mystery continues…
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) July 10, 2020
It was rumored weeks ago that Google may have decided not to launch the pixel in the summer and present the midrange pixel as part of the Pixel 5 family in the fall. This theory has recently received new confirmations and could even be the most likely. Apparently Google does not really know which direction the Pixel Phones should take, only one thing seems to be fixed: a real flagship is not on the agenda at least in 2020.
Pixel 4a specifications
As far as certifications are concerned, the new smartphone will boast the aforementioned Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and just 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Even though you consider 64GB of Storage a good start, just remember that Pixel smartphones lack microSD card support, so you’ll only have 64GB while other devices in this price segment already offer 128GB of Storage or even more. Of course, one getting the Pixel 4A will be getting it due to Google’s Android support and maybe, due to its Google Camera powers. The device will flaunt a 5.81-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a punch-hole for the 8MP Sony IMX355 selfie snapper.
Moving around to the back, the device will sport a dual-camera setup. The main camera is a 12.2MP Sony IM363 primary shooter featuring Optical Image Stabilization. Other features include dual SIM support, 4G connectivity, Wi-Fi 5, and Bluetooth 5.0. The handset keeps the 3.5mm headphone despite Google’s recent efforts of killing this port. Moreover, it has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and USB Type-C port. The battery, unfortunately, has only 3,080mAh which is just adequate on nowaday’s standards. On top of everything, we have Google’s Android 10 and granted eligibility for Android 11.