As soon as we had time to announce that the Pixel 4A smartphone appeared on Amazon, as Google made an official announcement. Along with the Pixel 4A, two more new “pixels” debuted – Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5. True, the announcement of Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5 turned out to be purely nominal – the company only confirmed the names of the future flagship Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A versions with 5G support. Both will be out this fall.
So, the Pixel 4A, which everyone was waiting for back in May, is already available for pre-order in the Google online store for $ 349. That is, the new Google Pixel 4A, as rumors repeated, turned out to be $ 50 cheaper than the new iPhone SE in the basic configuration. In this case, the Google Pixel 4A is equipped with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. That is, in fact, the Google Pixel 4A is $ 100 cheaper than the iPhone SE (2020). In addition to the iPhone SE, OnePlus Nord and Samsung Galaxy A71 from the Android camp can be recorded as direct competitors of the new mid-budget Pixel. The main distinguishing features and at the same time strengths of the Google Pixel 4A in comparison with competitors are pure Android with regular updates and a camera.
Key features of Google Pixel 4A
5.81 ” OLED screen with 2340 x 1080 pixels with 8MP front camera opening in the upper left corner.SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G. 6GB of RAM and 128GB of flash memory. 3140mAh battery with 18W support fast charging (charger of the corresponding power is included in the standard kit) Single main camera with a resolution of 12.2 megapixels (Sony IMX363, 1.4 μm, Dual Pixel phase detection autofocus, OIS and EIS, lens with an F / 1.7 diagram and a viewing angle of 77 °) … There is support for video recording: 1080p at 30, 60 or 120 fps; 720p at 30, 60, or 240 fps; 4K @ 30fps. 8MP (1.12um, F / 2.0, 84 °) front camera. 144.78 x 68.58 x 7.62mm and 144g. Other: Rear-mounted fingerprint reader , stereo speakers, USB-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Along with the announcement, full-fledged reviews came out, including comparisons with the iPhone SE. Western techno bloggers and reviewers from the largest thematic publications praise the new product for its camera, software and decent performance at a reasonable price.
Google explains the late release of the Pixel 4A with the difficulties caused by the pandemic.
As for the Pixel 4A 5G, as the name suggests, this is the 5G version of the Pixel 4A. This model will cost $ 150 more than the regular Pixel 4A – $ 499. The $ 150 markup for a 5G modem alone seems to be quite fat. But rumors indicate that the Pixel 4A 5G will also feature a larger screen and dual main cameras.
The only thing about the future flagship Pixel 5 from Google is that it “will be released this fall” and will support 5G. Google also lists the countries in which both smartphones (Pixel 4A 5G and Pixel 5) will be sold: USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.
Google traditionally holds a presentation of the new Pixel in October and starts retail sales by the end of the month. However, Google failed to release the Pixel 4A in time, and even Apple is warning that the new iPhones will be several weeks late this year. That is, although Google says it will release the Pixel 5 “this fall”, we must bear in mind that in the US, autumn formally ends on December 21st.