Google Pixel 4a - Google's new mid-range smartphone

by Timo3. August 2020
The rumor mill has been simmering for a long time, but now Google has officially presented the Google Pixel 4a. On August 03rd, the company presented its new mid-range smartphone to the public. Nevertheless, we still have to wait. The smartphone will only be available in stores from October 01st!

Google Pixel 4a

Until the Pixel 4a is released on 03. Augustwhat makes Google's new mid-range smartphone up and down. The first Rumors surfaced, which in retrospect were actually pretty much right. At least as far as the technical data of the device is concerned. The rumor mill was wrong as soon as it came to the release date. Sometimes the smartphone should already be presented in May, then in June and finally in July. The dates were probably actually targeted internally, but were then repeatedly postponed due to the current situation.

Update 03. August 2020

After a delay of several months, the Google became the Pixel 4a smartphone on the 03. August officially presented. In form of Puzzle (Link) the Mountain View company announced the launch date.

Google Pixel 4a release date puzzle.

The following are the Specifications of the Pixel 4a:

  • Display: 5.81 inch OLED (2340 × 1080 @ 60 FPS)
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • CPU: 6x 1.8 GHz, 2x 2.2 GHz
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • Memory: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • R.A.M: 6 GB
  • Main camera: 12.2 Megapixel
  • Front camera: 8 Megapixel
  • Video recordings main camera: 1080p @ 30, 60, 120 FPS; 720p @ 240 FPS; 4K @ 30 FPS
  • Video recordings front camera: 1080p @ 30
  • Battery pack: 3080 mAh, 18 watt quick charge function
  • To dye: Just Black and Barely Blue
  • Operating system: Android 10

Update 02. May 2020

Not a day without new leaks to Pixel 4a. A Cuban YouTuber has shared several photos on his Twitter channel that were taken with the camera of the Pixel 4a. The second leak shows the "Google sunfish"In the database of the benchmark app"Geekbench". From the entry it appears that it is a device with 730 Snapdragon SoC and RAM 6GB concerns.

Update 29. April 2020

There is a new leak to the Google Pixel 4a. The leak comes from an internal Vodafone document and names it May 22nd as sales start. It is also striking that Google has the current hardware generation on offer until the 13th mail.

A publication in the period of Google I / O, which should have taken place from May 12th to 14th, is becoming more and more likely. It is still exciting to see what Google will surprise us with in the coming weeks!

If you believe the previous leaks, the new Pixel 4a smartphone could be released in just a few weeks. From May 12th to 14th, it would have been canceled Google I/O take place, which the company often uses to present new products. That would also be the market launch of the Pixel 3a (our test) fit that came on the market in May 2019. The selling price is said to be around 399 Euros lie.

The Pixel 4a sales packaging

A current leak shows a possible sales packaging for the new Pixel smartphone. The rear of the smartphone depicted on it reveals a square camera system. The first render images with a very similar design appeared in December of last year.

The sales packaging of the Pixel 4a.

Possible sales packaging of the Pixel 4a

Shortly afterwards, the data sheet of the Google Pixel 4a was leaked from a confidential source. As the colleagues from 9to5google report, the Pixel 4a is a smartphone in a plastic unibody housing. The display is of the type OLED and solve at a diagonal of 5.81 inches with 2340 x 1080 pixels on.

The Pixel 4a data sheet

The system-on-chip is that Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 with a Adreno GPU 616. The CPU of the middle class chip is divided into two clusters. The power cluster is made up of two Cortex-A76 cores that clock at up to 2.2 GHz. The energy-saving cluster in turn is formed by six Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum 1.8 GHz clock rate. Stand by 6GB memory and 64GB or 128GB data store to the side. The power supply takes over 3080 mAh battery with 18 watt quick charge function (USB-C). Incidentally, the Pixel 4a should also have a 3.5 mm headphone jack be equipped.

A render shot shows what the Google Pixel 4a could look like.

Render shot of the Pixel 4a

The Titan M security chip protects the smartphone against unauthorized access. Google's Pixel Neural Core, Soli and Motion Sense are missing. The main camera on the back remains unspectacular. Instead of an extensive camera system with several sensors, there is only one 12.2 MP sensor with auto focus and a combination of OIS / EIS image stabilization. The main camera records videos in the following resolutions: 1080p @ 30, 60, 120 FPS, 720p @ 240 FPS and 4K @ 30 FPS. The front camera solve with 8 MP and makes use of an 84 ° wide-angle lens.

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Will definitely be my new smartphone. A lot of friends of mine got the 3a last year. The price-performance ratio is simply unbeatable with the Pixel a devices. It could have used a little more battery, but even if you only use it for one day, that's not an issue. Charge my smartphone every night anyway.


Should then appear next week. I'm looking forward to it 🙂