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Google released a more affordable version of Pixel 3a in 2019, and it looks like a cheaper version of Pixel 4 will be released in 2020.
There have been some juicy leaks of information around Google Pixel 4a. And we’re looking at them to see what’s expected from its release.
Can Google compromise Pixel 4a to make Pixel 4 more attractive?
I’ve been browsing for a few days on new information about Pixel 4a, fearing that Google was heading in the wrong direction regarding the successor to Pixel 3a.
Although, of course, we have to consider all unofficial information with a grain of salt, the information provided by the source indicates that we see something very close to the final product.
Therefore, I assume Google’s approach will be different from its second low-budget Pixel smartphone and maybe a cause for concern.
Pixel 4a is expected in May 2020
So far, nothing more has been said about when we could expect the distribution of Pixel 4a.
However, at Google I/O in May 2019, Pixel 3a was announced to the public.
Therefore, it is likely that we will see a release similar to that on Google, maybe sooner.
The success of 2019 has made the smartphone a viable bet. Still, no price has been set.
However, Google lowered prices on Pixel 4, making Pixel 4a cheaper compared to 3a’s £399.
Google Pixel 4a Design
– 144.2x 69.5x 8.2 mm
We were able to see what the device would look like through some detailed renderings.
It doesn’t seem impressive.
However, it should be noted that the dimensions point to it being a bit smaller than pixel 3a.
I believe it will probably have a bigger screen.
You can see that there’s a fingerprint reader on the smartphone on the back.
However, the material used on the smartphone body is not yet known. Initially, it appeared to be polycarbonate, but as with low-budget smartphones, glass is the norm, so we suspect the screen will be glass.
Interestingly, Google is trying to introduce a pronounced impact on camera design.
At least this gives a link to a design that is familiar to us with Pixel 4.
We’re waiting for the rendering aspect of the smartphone to have a 3.5mm headset jack, which is a significant addition currently absent in many of today’s smartphones.
Let’s not forget that Pixel 4a features a snap-in display, a rear camera block, and a slim bezel design.
There are many promising features in these renderers.
First of all, it is a sign that Pixel 4a will be launched on the market.
Pixel 3a was popular enough to guarantee a follow-up.
I wonder if Pixel 4a brings a headphone jack?
Although it’s a mid-range model, this renderer shows what seems to be the most modern Google Pixel on the market.
Unlike the Galaxy S10e, its front resembles a Galaxy S10e with a slim structure, a display with holes, but without the set of sensors that fill the top frame of Pixel 4.
There is also a headphone jack, as well as a capacitive fingerprint reader mounted on the back instead of the fingerprint reader built on most models.
The display on Pixel 4a is expected to be flat, with a thin frame and no notches.
On the contrary, there will be a hole for the front camera, something we have never seen in a Pixel until now.
The resolution of Pixel 4a is not known; in fact, there is nothing so far about whether or not a Pixel 4a XL exists, which we suspect will exist.
It will undoubtedly have a resolution of 1080p, reaching perhaps about 6.2 inches for the larger device.
Although viewing technology lacks detail, we think its technology is OLED.
Google Pixel 4 Hardware Features
As far as hardware is concerned, there are absolutely no particular details.
We’re expected to have a 700 series Snapdragon.
So if Google wants to use 5G, then it must be a Qualcomm 765 Snapdragon, so we don’t necessarily see it as a technology priority for Google.
The same is true for other key hardware specifications:
We don’t know the RAM or storage capacity, but Pixel 3a had a 4/64GB configuration in its release version.
What Cool Things Can You Do with Google’s Pixel 4 Camera?
From the renders, you can see both an LED light and a single camera in the rear casing.
One can reasonably safely assume that this is the same camera unit as Pixel 4.
After all, this is the purpose of these devices to give you access to these camera features at an affordable price.
Thus one can expect to find a 1.4μm 12.2-megapixel sensor with a 1.7-megapixel lens, as well as an optical stabilization image.
You will have all the functionality of Pixel 4 AI, which includes Night Sight.
The front viewfinder camera will undoubtedly be an 8-megapixel 1.22µm sensor with an f/2.0 lens and some rare bokeh abilities as well.
Pixel 4a leaks – How can I buy a Pixel 4a from Google?
In short, let’s quickly see what we’ve learned about Pixel 4a from the escape.
The most remarkable upgrade compared to the first Pixel Xa-series, Pixel 3a, and 3a XL will be a more compact and clean design.
However, I’m not usually a fan of camera clippings; at least this means that Pixel 4a looks almost like a frameless screen.
That is a good start for me.
For audio fans, too, there’s good news because the headphone jack is still there.
Still, we have a single speaker like the Pixel 3a model.
Despite the small adjustments to make it look vaguely like the Pixel 4 model, the design, in general, is very reminiscent of the Pixel 3a model.
Although we like a beautiful glass on the back, the thickness of the plastic is infinitely more exceptional, which makes it more resistant to damage.
First of all, given its one-lens camera and its uninspired look.
It’s worth pointing out that Google’s reports didn’t reveal whether he solved some of the most common complaints about Pixel 3a.
It is not yet known whether or not the base storage is more extensive than 64GB.
Also, we don’t know if Google put a larger battery inside a smaller chassis.
Also, there’s no word on the processor or the presence or absence of any water-resistant materials.
However, updating the camera is not a great sign of innovation.
From Pixel 2 XL to Pixel 4 XL
We already regret the disconcerting lack of an ultra-angular camera in an era of three camera phones in virtually every segment of the market. However, even if you’re happy to accept only two lenses, having a single shutter for Pixel 4a, especially when you see how good the Pixel 4 zoom lens is.
Switching to a square module so as not to add a second or third sensor is a bad idea.
However, perhaps Google doesn’t want to make the Pixel 4 cheaper.
Pixel 3a Plus?
Pixel 4a begins to look a little like a Pixel 3a Plus than a true successor to Pixel 3a.
Although Google is making adjustments under the hood, it’s hard not to get the feeling that this is an iterative renewal of Pixel 3a instead of a specific project for Pixel 4.
That makes me wonder if Google is intentionally harming Pixel 4a to differentiate its priority mobile devices further.
All indicators point to a historically low sales volume.
By further differentiating the two series’, maybe Google is trying to consolidate Pixel 4a as the primary source of revenue and increase Pixel’s status as its leading smartphone.
Possibly Google hopes to make its flagship product look better compared to other competing products as well.
Pixel 4 Lite
Theoretically, this approach, although it seems significant, could be made at the expense of Pixel 4a itself, in which each consumer wanted to know the Pixel 4 Lite type phone.
Although I like the Pixel, which I currently use, the Pixel 3a XL became the cell phone of the year 2019.
I actively participated in the vote for the Editor’s Choice Awards.
Was it a particularly exciting smartphone?
However, it didn’t take much to make the Pixel 3 series fantastic, apart from a headphone jack at the top.
Even low-cost phones can be equipped with 5000mAh batteries, so it’s not silly to believe that 2800mAh and 3700mAh can be fitted on the Pixel 4 and XL, especially after receiving such negative feedback from customers.
Pixel 3a was released during Google I/O.
Therefore, Pixel 4a is expected to be released during a similar period.
Information leaks about Pixel from Google have remained quite intense during the last year.
The prototypes of Pixel 3a were fully photographed six months before its release, and Google’s response to the information leaks about Pixel 4 was to confirm them.
Of course, we’ll hear more about that before Pixel 4a is released.
Somehow, Google’s cheaper Pixel 4 looks better and more modern than the more expensive Pixel 4; the new sensors hardly work.
The old “stalwarts” like the rear fingerprint reader and the headphone jack will leave a lot of people satisfied.
Should this happen, the situation will be very disappointing in terms of tracking the best phones available.