Google announced the Pixel 4a (with 5G support), and Pixel 5 smartphone

Thursday, 06 Aug, 2020

Google announced 3 new Pixel smartphones today, but only one of them was unveiled in full: the new Pixel 4a.

The pandemic had derailed the search giant's original launch dates for 4a, which will now be available for delivery from August 20 in the United States.

The Google Pixel 4a got postponed quite a bit, it was supposed to launch earlier this year. With its in-house Android OS it is worth considering.

The Google Pixel 4a has been launched for a price of $349 (approximately Rs 26,300). The Pixel 4a has a 12.2 MP dual-pixel front camera with, 1.4 μm pixel width and auto-focus feature.

Besides Pixel 5, the Pixel 4a (5G) will also not head to the Indian market, Google has confirmed. The phone has a matte finish and includes Pixel's signature color pop power button in mint.

It has a Personal Safety app for real-time emergency notification and auto crash detection.

Android's ongoing subtitles include, Live Caption, is picking up the capacity to work with voice and video calls, Google declared on Monday.

There will be only one variant of the Pixel 4a-6GB of RAM and 128GB storage and will only come in "Just Black" colour option. Not to worry though, Google is also selling its signature Fabric cases, which are machine-washable, soft-to-touch fabric cases made from over 70% recycled materials. This is the same situation that a number of Google Pixel 2 XL users are finding themselves in after a recent Camera update.

"This fall, we'll have two more devices to talk about: the Pixel 4a (5G), starting at $499, and Pixel 5, both with 5G to make streaming videos, downloading content and playing games on Stadia or other platforms faster and smoother than ever", said the firm.

The company also confirmed that both 5G handsets will be coming to the United Kingdom, and that the starting price will be £499.

Google has announced the Pixel 4a after postponing it at least twice since May 2020.

Are you thinking about buying a Pixel 4a? It's also a major markdown from other higher-end models in the existing product line-up that start at US$799.

The Pixel 4a may have an edge over the relatively-affordable iPhone SE with a bigger display in a similar form factor and the camera, especially with the Night Mode that Apple chose to skip on the iPhone SE. Apple's iPhone shipments between April and June were actually UP 11%, largely due to the popularity of the new SE model.

Canalys said the embattled firm, which is facing USA sanctions and falling overseas sales, shipped 55.8 million devices - for the first time topping Samsung, which shipped 53.7 million units. Even though it is not a flagship device, a single camera at the rear is very unexpected from a mid-range smartphone, but very all know that Google phones deliver excellent camera performance.