Google last week released several teasers which point to the launch of the Pixel 4a on August. The tech giant has indeed launched the Pixel 4A but added a new twist by announcing the Pixel 4A 5G and the Pixel 5. The two 5G models will, however, be available this fall.
The Pixel 4A presents with a plastic body which has been the company’s routine for models in this price point. The device packs a single rear camera housed in a square-shaped module alongside the dual-LED flash. The module is located at the upper left corner of the back panel. The device also packs a physical fingerprint scanner on the back. At the right side of the fuselage is a mint-coloured power button as well as the volume rockers.
Talking of the display, the Pixel 4A sports a 5.81-inch OLED display with an FHD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display supports just 60Hz refresh rate. The display has a hole-punch design, making this model the first Google phone to have such a feature. The punch-hole houses a single 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor with f/2.0 aperture, 84° FOV and EIS support.
The rear camera is a single 12.2MP Sony IMX363 image sensor with an f/1.7 aperture lens, 1.4µm pixel size, 77° field-of-view, Dual Pixel Phase Detection, OIS, and EIS support. The Pixel 4A equally supports video shoot at 4K resolution at 30fps. For slow-motion videos, the device is capable of 1080p resolution at 120fps.
Google is known for its software prowess and the Pixel 4A is adorned with several topnotch Google Camera features such as Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astrophotography, Social Share, Portrait Mode, and Super Res Zoom.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The phone packs a 3,140mAh battery which is pretty small compared to the industry standard but Google touts the battery of being able to deliver “up to 24 hours” of usage with a “mix of talk, data, standby and use of other features, with always-on display off.” In addition, the phone comes with 18W fast charge support through a USB-C port.
On the software side, Google Pixel 4A runs Android 10 OS out of the box. Google says the device will get 3 years of Android OS upgrades so expect it to get Android 11, Android 12 and Android 13. Isn’t that super cool? You’ll also get 3 years of monthly Android security patch updates, too. Further, the Pixel 4a features Google’s Titan M, a discrete hardware security module that’ll eventually let you store your driver’s license on your phone and access it when there’s not enough battery left to boot up Android.
Google Pixel 4a Pricing & Availability
The Pixel 4a carries a decent $349 price tag and is available to pre-order presently on Amazon. The device is expected to ship on August 20th and is available in a single Basically Black colour. Not to worry though, Google is also selling its signature Fabric cases, which are machine-washable, soft-to-touch fabric cases made from over 70% recycled materials. The cases are available in Basically Black, Blue Confetti, and Static Grey. The phone will also be available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, Japan, and Canada and in India in October.
On the other hand, the Pixel 4A 5G will have a $499 price tag and will ship sometime this fall.
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