After months of leaks and speculation, Google has finally unveiled its new mid-range smartphone – the Pixel 4A today. It is the successor to Pixel 3a since last year, the successor to Pixel 3a XL’s missing in action. The Pixel 4a is exactly what we saw in the leak. It is powered by a Snapdragon 730G chipset, has a rear camera, and a punch-hole cutout in the front.
Google Pixel 4a: Specifications
|Dimensions||144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm (5.67 x 2.73 x 0.32 in)|
|Weight||143 g (5.04 oz)|
|Display||5.81 inches, 83.2 cm2|
OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 (8 nm)|
|Selfie Camera||8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1.12µm|
|Rear Camera||12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS|
LED flash, Auto-HDR, panorama
|Video Camera||4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS|
|3.5mm Audio Jack||Yes|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3140 mAh battery|
|Charging Speed||Fast charging 18W|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE|
NFC, GPS,3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connect
Google Pixel 4a: Specs and Features
We have already seen Pixel 4a in many leaks till date. It has a matte black finish, complemented by a square camera module with accent power buttons, fingerprint sensor and single sensor on the rear.
On the front, the Google Pixel 4a includes a 5.81-inch full-HD + AMOLED display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The mid-range pixel display does not boast a high refresh rate like its flagship siblings. The panel has 19.5: 9 aspect ratios and 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. However, the light here has to do a punch-hole cutout from the top left.
The Pixel 4a is the first Pixel smartphone with a punch-hole cutout and has an 8MP selfie sensor at the front.
On the camera front, Google is affixed with a single 12.2MP (f / 1.7) sensor on the rear – similar to its predecessor. It (optical image stabilization) comes with OIS and EIS. The square cutout also includes an LED flash. The marquee camera features portrait mode, night site, and more.
The Snapdragon 730G chipset, also found in Realme X2 and Redmi K20, powers the Pixel 4a under the hood. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB built-in storage, which is not unlike many budget phones. The Titan M custom security chip is on board.
We are talking about a Pixel smartphone, so we are bound to refer to the software. The Pixel 4a Vanilla runs Android 10 out-of-the-box, complete with some pixel-specific features such as a voice recorder, new light bar Google Assistant UI, and more. It will be eligible for Android 11 beta right now, so you can test new permissions models, bubbles, native screen recordings, and more.
The Pixel 4a is equipped with a 3,140 mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support via a USB Type-C port at the bottom. It also comes as a relief that the smartphone hosts a 3.5mm headphone jack on top.
Price and Availability
Pixel 4a has outlined the $ 399 iPhone SE (2020) and is priced at 6GB + 128GB and the Just Black variant costs $ 349 (about Rs 26,250). It is currently up for pre-order in the following countries – US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Japan, and Australia. It will start selling on 20 August. There is no word on whether or not the Pixel 4a will arrive in India.