24 September 2020
Update: September 10, 2020
Google Pixel 4a has now launched in 13 countries in its second wave of release. It is up for sale in 12 of those markets, including the UK, Australia, Canada, and other global regions. The Google Pixel 4a first went for pre-orders in the US last month and it is now only coming for other major countries. Surprisingly, the Pixel 4a is not launching in India in the second wave of its release and will rather come to the country somewhere in October.
Below is the price list and link to Google Store for every country –
- United Kingdom – £349
- Australia – $599 (AUD)
- Canada - $479 (CAD)
- Singapore - $499 (SGD)
- Taiwan - $11,990 (TWD)
- Japan – ¥42,900
- Ireland - €383
- France - €349
- Germany - €340
- Italy - €389
- Spain - €389
Interested buyers can also look for retail partners to buy the Pixel 4a. The device is available at most of the leading carriers in their respective countries.
Original Post (August 3, 2020)
After a long wait and a number of delays, Google has finally made the much-awaited Pixel 4a official. There was no special event or live-stream for the phone as the official announcement came in the form of a blog post. It is Google's newest budget smartphone and is a direct Pixel 3a successor.
The Pixel 4a sports a 5.81-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) OLED punch-hole display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It has the standard 60Hz refresh rate panel, unlike the competition where you can get 90Hz panels with ease. However, it is an HDR display which means you should get an immersive and better viewing experience, especially while streaming Netflix and YouTube videos. Other display features include Always On Display and Now Playing that we also saw on the Pixel 4 flagship.
Under the hood, Google has opted for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor with Adreno 618 GPU. The phone has been released in a single configuration variant of 6GB RAM and 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Google has further confirmed that first-ever 5G-enabled Pixels i.e. Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5 5G will be launched later this fall.
The back panel features a square-shaped camera module that houses a single 12.2-megapixel camera with f/1.73 aperture, 77-degree FoV, OIS/EIS, and dual pixel phase detection. It is capable of shooting up to 4K videos at 30fps and slow-motion videos. The front camera is an 8-megapixel (f/2.0 aperture) which is present inside the punch-hole on the display. Even though there is only a single shooter on back and front, Google is known for delivering exceptional camera performance through its optimizations. We are expecting the same on the newest model as well.
There is a 3,140mAh battery with 18W fast charging support to keep the lights on. It will run Android 10 out of the box and Google has promised three years of OS and security updates. The phone has a traditional fingerprint scanner on the back panel and also has a 3.5mm headphone jack. Other connectivity options include USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, and dual-SIM support.
The Pixel 4a has been priced at $349 for the 6GB/128GB variant in the United States. The preorders are already live for the smartphone with sales set to begin August 20th via Amazon, Best Buy, and Google's own store among others. If you are interested in the Pixel 4a 5G, Google has confirmed that it will cost $499 for the same configuration. It will also be sold in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Japan, Canada, and Australia.
Google is further offering three months of free trial to YouTube Premium, Google Play Pass, and Google One to each Pixel 4a buyer as long as they don't have an existing account on these services.