Barely Blue Pixel 4a not happening any longer, phone delayed yet again: report
Jon Prosser says that the company was originally planning to announce the phone in May but postponed it to June, before delaying it until July. The alleged plan at that time was to announce the phone on July 13. The release was apparently going to be staggered, with the "Just Black" model slated for August 6 and the "Barely Blue" version planned for October 1.
Market conditions are seemingly behind the Pixel 4a delay
Pixel 4a is supposedly ready to ship. Prosser had previously said that the phone is ready, but Google is holding off an announcement because of market conditions. While he didn't go into details, it could be that Google thinks the time is not ripe for a new announcement because of the economic setback caused by the coronavirus. However, some reports suggest that the economic impact of the pandemic will not be as bad as previously believed.
Most top players are not letting get fear in the way of new launches. Apple has launched a flurry of products during the crises, including the iPhone SE, which is reportedly doing pretty well. And given that the Pixel 4a is expected to be more affordable than Apple's latest iPhone, it actually makes more sense to launch it as soon as possible.
The Pixel 4a will reportedly sport a 5.81-inch pinhole display and it will have the Snapdragon 730 inside which will be paired with 6GB of RAM and either 64GB or 128GB storage. The phone is expected to pack in a 3,080mAh battery and feature a 12.2MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter. It will probably inherit Pixel 4's video recording capabilities and the headphone jack will be retained.
This story is part of:Pixel 4a (4 updates)
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