Google just announced the Pixel 4a smartphone, as expected. It has a 5.8-inch Full HD+ OLED display, is powered by Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform with 6GB of RAM, Titan M Security chip, has 12.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), Dual Pixel autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front camera, both with AI-powered camera features.
It has HDR+ with dual exposure controls, Portrait Mode, Top Shot, Night Sight with astrophotography capabilities and OIS and EIS stabilization. There is Recorder, which now connects with Google Docs to seamlessly save and share transcriptions and recordings (English only), Personal Safety app for real-time emergency notifications and car crash detection in select markets, Live Caption, which provides real-time captioning (English only) and will now automatically caption your voice and video calls.
The phone runs Android 10, which should be upgradable to Android 11 probably next month, features polycarbonate body with a matte finish, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and packs a 3140mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging
Google Pixel 4a specifications
- 5.81-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) FHD+ OLED 18.5:9 display, 443 PPI, HDR support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Octa Core (2.2GHz Dual + 1.8GHz Hexa) Snapdragon 730G Mobile Platform with Adreno 618 GPU, Titan M security chip
- 6GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage
- Android 10
- 12.2MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, Dual PD autofocus, OIS, EIS, 4K video recording at 30fps, 1080p at up to 120fps and 720p at up to 240fps
- 8MP front camera with 84° ultra-wide lens, f/2.0 aperture
- Dual SIM (Single Nano SIM + eSIM)
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3.5mm audio jack, Stereo speakers, 2 microphones
- Dimensions: 144x 69.4 x 8.2mm; Weight: 143g
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2x2MIMO (2.4/5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS, USB Type-C Gen 1, NFC
- 3140mAh battery with 18W fast charging
The Google Pixel 4a comes in Just Black colour and is priced at $349 (Rs. 26,245 approx.) for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version. It is already available for pre-order in the US and will go on sale from August 20th. Google confirmed that it will be coming to India only in October and will be sold on Flipkart. Pricing will be announced closer to the launch.
Google has also confirmed that it will launch Pixel 4a 5G, starting at $499 (Rs. 37,525 approx.) and Pixel 5 in the fall in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia. These will not be available in India.