Every year, Google makes a cheaper variant of it’s flagship usually with the “a” branding to tell it apart and this year’s Pixel 4a is getting set to be announced as the device arrives on FCC. While the device had been set to be launched a couple of months back, the pandemic and other unknown reasons held it back from being made official. So finally, the Google Pixel 4a is getting a release date.
The FCC filing for A45G025J which was published today had been filed since April 2nd which lists three models of the device namely: G025J, G025M and G025N whereby the fist is going to be U.S. based while the rest could have features such as cellular radios that would work internationally.
Based on the revealing, the back of the Pixel 4a will look quite similar to that of the existing pixels which would feature the “G” logo. This has seems to be the only revealing about the phone based on the FCC listing and nothing more.
While there have been some previous revealings about what to expect from the device which includes a 5.81-inch OLED display with a hole-punch camera cut-out and would have a support for a Full HD+ resolution. The device will also be powered by the upper-mid range Snapdragon 730 chipset with 6GB of RAM and storage options between 64GB and 128GB.
The Google Pixel 4a will definitely run on the current Android 10 OS while availability for upgrade when the future Android 11 is made stable. Powering the smartphone could be a 3,080mAh battery which is expected to charge at 18W fast charging while the U.S. pricing could be about US$349.
That would place the device right next to other mid-rangers around that price point which includes the iPhone SE 2020, and the Galaxy A51 as well as others from RealMe and Redmi and so forth. Meanwhile the official release date of the Google Pixel 4a is expected to be by July 13th even though reports says it could go on sale by October.
There have been earlier reports of Google wanting to in fact port it’s forth coming Pixel 5 series to the Snapdragon 700-series because of the pricing of the 800-series. While this is merely a rumor, it’s certain that’s what would power it’s mid-range smartphone when it finally make it out to the market later on this year 2020.