The Google Pixel 3a and the 3a XL made quite an entrance last year. Google’s drive to deliver fantastic camera performance to sub-par priced phones was something pretty well received. Of course, other companies were always up to something with their mid-range phones, but it is safe to say the Pixel 3a series left others behind when it came to camera performance.
Following good sales of the Pixel 3a devices, it is only natural that there be a follow-up. Now, we were all expecting Google to release their new follow-ups on this year’s Google I/O. But the world, currently, is at a standstill. So…that did not happen. Yet, the new Pixel phones are coming… or phone, because apparently, Google decided to ditch the 4a XL this time around.
We don’t really know why, but our speculation is that it will minimize the production costs so they can keep the prices of 4a down – which is plausible keeping the post-pandemic world economy in mind. But remember, this is also another rumor on the face of a rumor, so, take it with a pinch of salt. But given phones like the Motorola Edge+ are selling for just $800 after 1 month of launch, we are optimistic that Google will not mess up with the pricing.
So, let’s get into it. Here are all the Google Pixel 4A Rumors, stacked in one place.
Design and Display
Now, various renders of the phone already leaked some time ago which gives us an idea of how the phone will look. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it looks like a toned-down Pixel 4. There’s Pixel 4’s square camera bump on the back albeit with only 1 camera. Also, the fingerprint sensor sits right where it used to be on the Pixel 3a. So, there’s no fancy Face Unlock tech that was on Pixel 4, which we think, is a good thing. It was a disaster on the 4, anyway! And what makes it more evident is that the front camera is now a punch-hole, which means there’s no space to fit all of the fancy techs up there, either.
On the design part, we think we can be sure of what to expect because leaks from 3 different sources show us similar things.
These renders by OnLeaks also shows that the 4a will not be ditching the headphone jack. But do not take the color seriously – these are only renderes.
Elsewhere, we also have this, which largely confirms the design.
In addition, we also have these from another source:
All these images confirm that the Pixel 4a features the same design footprint as the Pixel 4, will retain the headphone jack, and will have a punch-hole selfie camera.
As for the display, rumors have it that the phone will feature a good size 5.81″ OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution.
So, the Google Pixel 4A rumors from various sources say that the rear camera will be a 12.2 MP lens with both OIS and EIS, and 4K video capabilities. Whereas, the front camera will be the same as that of the 3a, i.e. 8 MP. Now, when you’re getting very 48 MP lenses on mid-range phones by other companies, Pixel still rests as a measly 12.2. But, keep in mind, that Megapixels don’t count for everything and Google’s camera game is stronger than any other. It is the same reason which made the Pixel 3a such a hit after all.
And a surprising thing is that there exists a camera review for the Pixel 4a, complete with camera samples. Now, that review is en Spanish, so, read it on your own discretion, and also, we don’t know if it’s totally believable. But for what it’s worth…it looks pretty real.
Of course, when you already have a full rundown of leaks, specs always come out first. And so, we already have a full spec leak of the phone. But since these cannot be backed by any images, you will have to take them with some salt (we cannot stress that enough!)
The latest Google Pixel 4 rumors suggest that the phone will run on the Snapdragon 730, which is a powerful mid-range processor. Combined with the Adreno 618 GPU, this should give Pixel’s image processing a boost, compared to somewhat sluggish performance on last year’s Pixel 3a. The phone will have 6 GB of RAM, with 2 storage variants. A 64 GB storage as a base model and a 128 GB model as well. However, there will be no expandable storage.
Also, the Pixel 4A is rumored will come with Android 10 out of the box, but of course, Google promises up to 2 years of early software updates for its phones. So, it will definitely be upgradable to Android 11, and above.
As for the battery, the Pixel 4A 2020 will have a tiny boost with a 3080 mAh unit. Compared to last year’s 3000 mAh, it’s hardly any improvement. And despite its Fast Charging capabilities or Android 10’s battery optimizations, the battery life will not be a strong suit of this phone at all.
As for the price, we might be looking at a slightly higher price than that of the Pixel 3a, maybe some $50 more. But given the state of the economy, it might not be as well. We’re hoping they won’t increase the prices, fingers crossed.
Anyway, the Pixel 4a was supposed to release sometime around now, that is, in later part of May. That had already moved to June, and now, it’s pushed even further.
Pixel 4a— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) May 21, 2020
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, in this tweet, already tells us a lot. And we have reason to believe him because he’s notorious in the Apple World with sources throughout. So, yes, as you can see, there will only be two colors: Just Black and Barely Blue. The plan is to launch on July 13 (again, we cannot be sure…it might postpone). And he goes on further to say that there will be no 5G. And again, that makes sense because an affordable mid-range phone would not have 5G.
- Display: 5.81″ OLED screen with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340 pixels)
- Rear Camera: Single, 12.2 MP with OIS and EIS, f/1.7 aperture, 4K@30 fps video
- Front Camera: Single, punch-hole, 8 MP, f/2.0 aperture
- CPU: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6 GB
- Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB, non-expandable
- Battery: 3080 mAh, 18-Watt Fast Charging
So, are you, if at all, excited for the Google Pixel 4a? Maybe it’s just the pandemic talking, but I, for one, am not. That’s all there is to know about the Google Pixel 4A rumors and leaks. Do let us know your thoughts on the Pixel 4A down below.