Google Pixel 4a Rumors and Updates

January 17, 2020 •

Pixel 4a

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When Google announced the Google Pixel 3a in 2019, it left many tech bloggers scratching their heads. Much to their surprise, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3aXL quickly became Google’s best-selling phone. The midrange specs proved to be more than enough for the average consumer and at just $399, the price was right. With the disappointment of the Google Pixel 4 and 4XL now in the rearview mirror, chatter of Google’s next phone is growing. Here’s what we think we know so far about the Google Pixel 4a.

Rumored specs of the Pixel 4a

Last year, Google released two versions of the midrange phone, but this year leaks indicate that they will release only one, a 5.8-inch device. The phone is expected to have a plastic back, which means no wireless charging. It features just one rear facing camera and one front facing camera, in a hole-punch layout, much like the Samsung Galaxy S10e. The Pixel 4a won’t have the SOLI radar features of the Pixel 4, but we don’t think anybody will miss it at all. The processor will likely be the midrange Snapdragon 730, bringing just enough processing power for the average person. Maybe the most important of all is that the Pixel 4a is expected to keep the headphone jack. This is exciting news as it appears even Samsung will be killing the headphone jack once and for all with the new Galaxy S11 (or S20).

Expected release date and pricing

Google officially unveiled the Pixel 3a at the Google I/O developer conference in May 2019. It’s likely that we will see a similar timeline for the Pixel 4a. Pricing details are yet to leak, but due to the success of the previous model at the $399 price point, we’d expect Google to maintain a very similar price for the Pixel 4a. Expect to see the devices hit the shelves in white, black and a vibrant blue, with the usual uniquely colored power button.

We will keep you updated as more leaks and rumors come out about the upcoming Google Pixel 4a. Stay tuned after the official release of the device for information about ProClip device holders.