You have to go back no less than December last year to see how the first rumors about the Pixel 4a already pointed to a borderless perforated screen and the Snapdragon 730 as a possible brain of the future google budget phone. Since then, the leaks around this terminal have not stopped happening until a few days ago it was even seen for a short time in the Google Store.
Today, finally, Google has officially presented the successor to the Pixel 3a, or what is the same, to the economic variant of the Pixel 4 that we met back in October 2019. As expected, this time, there is no XL variantBecause the company considers that the size of the new Pixel 4a is suitable for the type of user it is intended for. Let’s see in detail how this new phone is, the launch of which, like many other things, has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis (as the brand itself has recognized).
Data sheet of the Google Pixel 4a
Google Pixel 4a
5.81 inch OLED (19.5: 9)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 at 2.2GHz
6 GB LPDDR4x
12.2 MP f / 1.7 Dual Pixel
8 MP f / 2.0
Dual 4G / eSIM
Rear fingerprint reader
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
144 x 69.4 x 8.2 mm
Screen jump, processor and memory
In a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 polycarbonate body covered in glass, the new Pixel 4a hides the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, a 64-bit octa-core chipset together with the Adreno 618 GPU and the Titan M security module. In this case, it is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, in addition to the Android 10 operating system.
One of the great changes with respect to the previous generation is in its borderless screen, which dispenses with the upper frame to opt for a perforation in the upper left corner. We are facing a 5.81-inch OLED panel with FullHD + resolution (2,340 x 1,080 pixels), a 100,000: 1 contrast ratio and HDR compatibility.
To feed, it has a 3,140 mAh battery with 18 W fast charge, and as biometric identification methods, go back to facial recognition and a rear fingerprint reader. They also highlight its stereo speakers and its two microphones to reduce noise, as well as its connectivity options, in which nothing is missing: eSIM, NFC, USB-C, minijack, etc.
Some cameras that are familiar to us
If we look at the photographic equipment of the new Pixel 4a, we will not find great differences with that of its predecessor, although it is true that the front camera is now housed in the hole of the screen, and the rear camera, in a square module similar to that of the Pixel 4.
In fact, that rear camera mounts the same 12.2 MP sensor that carries the Pixel 4, with Dual Pixel technology, f / 1.7 aperture, 77 ° field of view and OIS + EIS stabilization (optics and electronics). This camera is capable of recording 4K video at 30 fps and includes functions such as HDR + in Real Time, dual exposure controls, Night Vision with Astrophotography, portrait mode or High Resolution Zoom.
The front camera, meanwhile, has a 8 MP sensor with 1.12 μm pixel size, f / 2.0 aperture, fixed focus and 84 ° field of view. In this case, it is capable of recording video at 1,080p at 30 fps.
Versions and prices of the Google Pixel 4a
The new Pixel 4a arrives in matte black and in a single configuration with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It will go on sale to a official price of 389 euros on October 1, but from September 10 it can be booked in the official Google store.
In addition, Google has announced that this fall it will launch a 5G version of the Pixel 4a (along with the Pixel 5) whose price will start at $ 499. At the moment, he has not confirmed more details about his future phones, except that they will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan and Australia.