Google has finally revealed one of its worst-kept secrets… the Pixel 4a 5G.
The upcoming phone takes everything that made the Pixel 4a one of the best value-for-money smartphones around and adds 5G connectivity. And all for just $150 more.
Google Pixel 4a 5G Features and Specs
The Pixel 4a 5G comes with a 6.2-inch OLED screen. As this is more of a budget phone, that screen is 60Hz (the newly-announced Pixel 5 comes with a 6-inch 90Hz display).
As for power, the Pixel 4a 5G boasts a Snapdragon 765G and 6GB of RAM. That’s the same processor as the Pixel 5, so this phone is packing a pretty serious punch for the price.
The Pixel 4a 5G comes with the same 12.2MP f.1.7 main lens that’s featured on the Pixel 5. There’s also a 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle lens and an 8MP f/2 hole-punch front-facing camera for selfies. Again, these are the same cameras you’ll find on the more expensive Pixel 5.
Of course, this isn’t a carbon copy of the Pixel 5, and some sacrifices must be made to reach this price point. First, there’s the aforementioned 6GB of RAM (the Pixel 5 features 8GB). There’s also a plastic body and 18W wired charging, which are a couple of the downgrades.
Still, if those aren’t something you’re too worried about, and you want all of the latest features Google offers with its Pixel phones and 5G speeds, you should be quite happy with the Pixel 4a 5G. You’ll still get features like Hold for Me and Extreme Battery Saver with the Google Pixel 4a 5G, which is quite exciting.
When Will the Google Pixel 4a 5G Be Available?
The Pixel 4a 5G is quite a bit more expensive than the original Pixel 4a. It comes with a $499 price tag, compared to the $349 price of the original. The biggest upgrade is the 5G connectivity, so whether it’s worth buying this phone will depend heavily on whether you live in a 5G area.
Google is set to release the new Pixel 4a 5G on October 15 in Japan, and November 9 in other parts of the world.