Google is widely expected to unveil the Pixel 4a on Monday, a mid-range Android phone that’s launching nearly three months too late. The device will reportedly cost $349 in the US, but the Pixel 4a will have some formidable competition. For just $50 more, you can buy an iPhone fast like the iPhone 11, in a compact body. That’s the iPhone SE, and that’s not the only threat for the Pixel 4a. The recently launched OnePlus Nord is even cheaper than the iPhone SE in Europe but offers a much better overall performance than the Pixel 4a. The Nord is going to be one of the best alternatives to the Pixel 5, a phone that won’t get flagships specs this year.
The Pixel 5 did make plenty of appearances recently, having been spotted in leaked Google code a couple of times. Those leaks revealed that Google would not have an XL version of the handset this year, but said a Pixel 4a 5G model is in the works as well. While we have no idea when the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G will be unveiled, a leaker offered us our first glimpse at the two handsets.
Ishan Agarwal, a teenager with some proven connections in the mobile industry, posted several Pixel details on Twitter over the weekend.
He posted the specs and price of the Pixel 4a and revealed the Pixel 4a 5G would cost $150 more than the Pixel 4a. The 5G handset will launch this fall, alongside the Pixel 5, he said.
Full Google Pixel 4a Specifications in this thread thanks to @samsungbloat!
-6+128GB, $349 in the US
-Pixel 4a 5G with Pixel 5 fall launch, $499
-5.81" Punch-hole FHD+ HDR 19.5:9 OLED Display, AOD & Now Playing
-3140mAH Battery#Pixel4a pic.twitter.com/qkcwlznJQL
— Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) August 1, 2020