Google Pixel 4a: The Apple iPhone SE 2020 rival expected to launch in May

Google's inexpensive handset, the Pixel 4a, may soon be released if all goes well for the company.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 22, 2020 09:51 IST

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The New Rival for iPhone SE

Pixel 4a, Google's upcoming inexpensive mobile, has long been headlining the rumor mill. Its appearance, main specs, and even the photos from the retail box have appeared on the internet, giving us a decent understanding of the imminent launch. The Pixel 4a was recently rumored to debut at this year's I/O but Google's case has now been canceled. Now that Apple is already out with its by far the cheapest iPhone SE 2020, Google seems to be getting ready for the launch of the Pixel 4a. If the latest reports are something to go by, the Google Pixel 4a is scheduled to arrive sometime in May or June.

Let's review what we have heard about the Pixel 4a so far. Any early studies indicated specs for the Pixel, including a mid-range processor and, of course, outstanding cameras for the Pixel. Nonetheless, there are other trade-offs that explain the pricing. In fact, this year's cheap Pixel smartphone has leaked in several photos like some posted in a secret Facebook community and some taken from several hands-on. More so, the retail shipments of Pixel 4a have leaked in photos, indicating the smartphone is almost ready for shipment. Yet the smartphone's start-up timetable is in a problem.

What do rumors say about Pixel 4a?

As such, we also have some details about what Google has been doing to bypass its smartphone output. Because China was under lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, Google relocated the development to Vietnam in search of increased viability, as stated by the Nikkei Asian Review. Now Google is also expected to produce Pixel 4a at its newly-shifted Vietnam plant, which could easily monitor production and prevent any delays. The photos of the retail case, which have not yet been checked for authenticity, often allude to a closer timetable for the launch. We don't know right sure what those dates might be.

Pixel 4a Launch

Google's originally planned I / O conference for May could have been postponed for this year but the Mountain View-based corporation may take a leaf from Apple's playbook and opt with the Pixel 4a digital reveal next month or so. Google Pixel 4a will be out in mid-May, or early-June if things go well.

Pixel 4a Specifications

According to leaks, the Pixel 4a could come with a 5.81 -inch FHD+ OLED display with a single punch-hole. The smartphone could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC, pack a 12.2-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. There could be 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage without support for the MicroSD card. Much like the Pixel 3, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 4, the Pixel 4a could have eSIM support as well. Google Pixel 4a could also have a 3080mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.

 

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