29 December 2020
If you might remember, Google launched Pixel 4a 5G last year in two color variants: Black and White. The important thing to note here is that the White color was made available exclusively to Verizon. It means if you did not want to get into a contract with Verizon, you had no choice but to get the Black color. But this will be changing as Google is now ready to lift the exclusivity tag.
In an official confirmation sent to The Verge, Google has revealed that the unlocked Pixel 4a 5G will be available in White color starting January 28th. The phone will look the same i.e White aesthetics with a Mint-colored power button. The only difference from the Verizon variant is that it will not support the mmWave 5G band. It means you will be able to use this phone for 5G connectivity only on the sub-6GHz band.
The good thing is that the lack of a 5G band has resulted in cheaper pricing. The unlocked Pixel 4a 5G in White will cost you only $499, a direct $100 lower than what the Verizon variant costs. This is the same pricing as the Black variant which has been on sale ever since Google first started selling the phone.
There are no changes to the specifications. The Pixel 4a 5G offers a 5.81-inch Full HD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) OLED display with HDR support. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G with a single configuration option: 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. There is a single 12.2-megapixel rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and a single 8-megapixel front shooter with f/2.0 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 4,180mAh battery. It was released with Android 10 but since it is a Pixel, the phone is upgradeable to Android 11.