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Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G) And Pixel 5 Are Three New Smartphones From Google For 2020

Mayukh Bari11 July 2020 1:20PM IST
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Instead of the expected Pixel 5 and Pixel 5 XL, Google is apparently working on 'Pixel 4a', 'Pixel 4a (5G)' and a 'Pixel 5'. First one is the least powerful, featuring a Snapdragon 730. Other two were set to offer a Snapdragon 765G processor with built-in 5G support.

First spotted by '9to5Google', the code within the latest Google app beta reveals the names of the upcoming Pixel devices. The Pixel 4a and Pixel 5 are mentioned as expected, but there is a new name - 'Pixel 4a 5G'.

Pixel 4a (sunfish)

It has already extensively leaked, and we know just about everything there is to know about it. It's a true successor to the 3a in that it's going to launch at an affordable price (somewhere in the $300 to $400 range), it has a lower-end Snapdragon 730 system-on-a-chip, and it has lesser specs in general - a plastic body, a single camera, a small battery, and a small screen.

  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
  • GPU: Adreno 618
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal storage: 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1
  • Display: Single hole-punch 5.81-inch display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution, 443 dpi, 60Hz refresh rate
  • Rear camera: 12.2 MP Sony IMX363, f/1.73 aperture, 1.4ยตm pixels, OIS, EIS, LED flash, 4K video recording, Autofocus
  • Front camera: 8.0 MP Sony IMX355, f/2.0 aperture, 1.14ยตm pixels, EIS, Fixed focus
  • Connectivity: 4G, Dual SIM, GPS, WiFi 5, Bluetooth, GLONASS
  • Ports: USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Security: Rear fingerprint sensor
  • Battery: 3,080 mAh
  • Software: Android 10
  • Pixel 4a 5G (bramble)

    The Pixel 4a 5G clearly shares some fundamental things with the Pixel 4a, but it also has 5G. That means, among other minor things, the biggest differentiator is going to be its system-on-a-chip. The Pixel 4a has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, which doesn't support 5G. The only sensible chip this phone could have is the Snapdragon 765G. That means the Pixel 4a 5G is going to be a Pixel 4a with a larger physical body, a larger screen.

    Pixel 5 (redfin)

    The phone is physically smaller than the Pixel 4a 5G (which xleaks7 called the Pixel 5 XL), but it's likely to have a handful of features to make it clearly the most premium of the three phones this year. This phone will sit in between Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a 5G when considering screen size. But unlike other two, this one will have full metal body. As noted by the leakster themselves, that phone does not have a headphone jack.