With the I/O developer conference cancelled this year, Google has quietly announced a successor to the popular Pixel 3A, the Pixel 4A. The Pixel 4A comes with performance upgrade over the Pixel 3A and costs $50 less at $349.
The smartphone is made up of a polycarbonate body and has the same design like other Pixel smartphones. It has 5.81-inch OLED panel and a 1080 x 2340 resolution. It has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and it is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
At the front, the Pixel 4A features a punch-hole cutout which houses the 8MP f/2.0 selfie camera with an 84-degree field of view. At the back is a slight square camera bump which houses the 12.2MP dual-pixel camera and the LED Flash. The camera has an f/1.7 aperture, optical and electronic image stabilization and a 77-degree field of view. It is capable of Night Sight and Portrait mode and it shoots 1080p at 30, 60, or 120fps; 720p at 30, 60, or 240fps; 4K a 30fps. Its fingerprint scanner is also positioned at the back.
Under-the-hood, the Pixel 4A is powered by a Snapdragon 730G chipset which is paired with a 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It ships Android 10 out of the box and its promised three years of constant OS and security updates from Google.
In terms of connectivity, Pixel 4A supports 4G but no 5G, however, Google has announced a 5G model alongside the Pixel 5 which will be released this fall. The smartphone has a 3,140mAh battery capacity which is powered through a USB-C port with its 18W USB power adapter. It has no wireless charging but it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack which is rare in most smartphones today.
The Pixel 4A features the same Google assistant found in the Pixel 4. It comes with on-device speech recognition which now works in German, French, Spanish and Italian languages.
Shipping begins August 20 with a free three-month trial of Google One, YouTube Premium and Google Play Pass. It will be available in Black colour only for now.