Alleged Google Pixel 4a marketing images reveal price, corroborate design
It appears Google is testing billboard designs
The images in question can be seen displayed on the same billboard but you’d be forgiven for thinking the entire leak is fake at first glance. The clouds don’t move at all between shots and the artificial-looking lighting on the billboard reeks of photoshop.
Evan Blass hasn’t revealed the leak source, but after a bit of investing we believe it could be a photoshop job done by Google itself to visualize what planned Pixel 4a billboards will look like once erected.
Xanthe Wells, the Senior Director and Global Executive Creative Director for Google Devices & Services, has a bunch of Pixel 4 billboard photos on her personal website as part of her large portfolio of work. One of those appears to have been photographed and used as a template for today's Pixel 4a billboards.
The Google Pixel 4a will cost $399 in the US
The move will position the Pixel 4a as a direct competitor to Apple’s upcoming iPhone 9. Several reports do suggest the latter has been delayed by up to six months, though, so Google could remain largely unchallenged in the market for quite some time.
It’ll be coupled with an updated rear panel that introduces a Pixel 4-like square camera module. There’s no word yet on what exactly Google is planning for that department, but rumor has it the smartphone will borrow the Pixel 4’s main 12-megapixel shooter.
Expect the Snapdragon 730 and lots of RAM
The inside of the smartphone will be no less impressive thanks to the Snapdragon 730. That chipset is also used by the Galaxy A71 and should provide a very decent performance upgrade over the Pixel 3a’s Snapdragon 670.
Coupled with the chip is going to be a minimum of 6GB of RAM, up from 4GB of RAM in the previous-gen model, and 64GB of storage. However, a pricier variant with 128GB of storage could be made available too.
Google Pixel 4a announcement, release date, availability
The Google Pixel 4a is expected to go official in early May. An unveiling was originally planned for Google I/O but that has since been canceled over coronavirus.
Shipments should commence shortly after in partnership with all major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, and New T-Mobile.
Rumor has it a larger Pixel 4a XL model with 5G network support may be in the works too, but there’s very little information available right now.