After many rejections and rumors, Google has officially announced the Pixel 4a device, the new model for its mid-range market and the successor to the Pixel 3a from last year, with the highlight being the price – only $ 349.
The Pixel 4a has undergone many refinements, especially in the screen segment which is now stretched from end to end except for a thin rim and a hole for the front camera. It is slightly smaller compared to 3A but is in a sleek, shaped metallic body that looks more luxurious. The screen is 5.81 inches in OLED + Full HD resolution, so it is between Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Inside, the company used the Snapdragon 730G alongside 6GB of working memory and 128GB of storage but no expansion. This is a relatively high memory and storage volume for an intermediate market device and it seems that Google is trying to set a kind of new standard for the field. However and in a somewhat puzzling decision, the fingerprint sensor remains physical and is located on the back of the device.
The Pixel 4a’s photo array carries a single 12 – megapixel camera, but this one comes alongside a host of company features. Among other things, the famous portrait mode, Night Sight mode and Live HDR. There is also 4K quality video at 30 frames per second. All of these should provide it with capabilities close to the fine photography of the Pixel 4.
The Pixel 4a’s battery has a capacity of 3,140 mAh, when it is charged with a USB-C connection with support for fast charging of 18 watts. Wireless charging was left out as well as the Soli sensor that it was so proud of in the Pixel 4 was not embedded in this model.
Soon also Pixel 5
Aside from Pixel 4a, Google has unveiled plans for the near future. Among other things, the company has confirmed that it will launch a 5th generation edition of the Pixel 4a that will cost $ 499. This will most likely come with a different chip or with the addition of a modem and will leave the existing specs. Google has also announced that it will launch Pixel 5 later this year, most likely ahead of October. The price of the Pixel 5 has not yet been revealed.
The launch of the Pixel 4a comes in parallel with the rival OnePlus which introduced the Nord model for $ 399 and shortly after Apple unveiled the iPhone SE at a similar price.