Pixel 4A and 4A XL rumors: 5G, headphone jack, May 22 release date, Android 11 and more

In May of last year, Google launched the Pixel 3A and 3A XL. it had been the Pixel phones' first raid a cheaper bracket -- and maybe Google's return to the cheaper Nexus days of yore. Priced at many dollars but its main Pixel 3 flagship counterpart, the Pixel 3A phones shaved off key features like wireless charging and water resistance. But it remained a viable alternative for Android users trying to find a Pixel phone experience at a lower cost.

The strategic move worked and therefore the Pixel 3A doubled Google's Pixel sales by that summer. As such, we expect sequels to the Pixel 3A phones, which might presumably be called the Pixel 4A and 4A XL, to return soon. Google already said it'll announce a beta version of Android 11 via an internet event on June 3, and will use that very same event to announce the Pixel 4A. additionally , Google's rivals released variety of its own midtier handsets. Within the month of April alone, Apple launched its new $399 iPhone SE, Samsung announced its next lineup of midrange Galaxy A phones and Motorola debuted its sub-$300 Moto G Power and G Stylus. Now quite ever, phone-makers are targeting people on tighter budgets, who might otherwise have just held onto their old phone for an additional year.

In anticipation of Google's expected announcement of the Pixel 4A and 4A XL, we gathered the foremost compelling and interesting rumors about the devices. And until the launch happens, check back often as we update the roundup.

Pixel 4A price: $399 looks most probable

Last year's Pixel 3A cost $399, £399 and AU$649; the 3A XL cost $479, £469 and AU$799. It wouldn't be surprising if Google kept an equivalent pricing model this year for its Pixel 4A phones. the explanations are twofold: Raising the worth of a tool specifically geared towards more budget-minded users would be an odd move. Second, premium phone makers seem to think about $399 an honest price mark. Apple's new iPhone SE, for instance , is $399 as is Samsung's Galaxy A51, which is that the most advanced phone of its latest Galaxy A series. A mock billboard showing the $399 price posted by tech leaker Evan Blass also noted an equivalent price.

Pixel 4A running Android 10, maybe Android 11?

Google usually unveils its latest mobile OS in May, during its annual developers conference referred to as Google I/O . thanks to COVID-19 concerns, however, the in-person event was canceled this year. Instead, the corporate will take the wraps off the beta version of Android 11 via a web event on June 3. Google could use an equivalent event to announce the Pixel 4A, love it did last year for the Pixel 3A and Google I/O 2019 (more on this possible launch date below). Optimistically, the Pixel 4A could run the finalized version of Android 11 right out of the box. However, the timeline could also be too short. What may happen instead is that the Pixel 4A runs Android 10 by the time it gets into users hand, but are going to be updated to Android 11 afterward . this is able to add up since last year, the Pixel 3A ran Android 9, which was publicly released in 2018, despite the third beta version of Android 10 being announced an equivalent day because the Pixel 3A at I/O. 

Pixel 4A release date: might be May or June

With the launch of the Pixel 3A being the sole regard to continue , it's difficult to pinpoint a particular launch date for the Pixel 4A. If Google keeps to an equivalent month at the very least, we will estimate that the Pixel 4A are going to be announced a while in May. One report from German site Caschys Blog, went a step further and said that the phone will launch on May 22 in Europe via mobile carrier Vodafone. 

Given that Google said it'll announce Android 11 at a web event on June 3, however, it could also mean that the phone are going to be unveiled then. this is able to add up as long as tech companies usually don't hold two notable product launches one month apart. 

Pixel 4A design: Maybe hole-punch camera, headphone jack

There's no way of knowing what the Pixel 4A officially seems like at now , but rendered images of the device from Indian tech website 91Mobiles show the phone with a hole-punch camera and a headphone jack. The hole-punch camera would be according to the billboard mockups mentioned earlier, and may be a trendy design that's featured on recent Galaxy S20 and OnePlus 8 phones. Supposed leaked images of Google's Pixel 4A's wallpaper, reported by XDA Developers and therefore the YouTube channel TecnoLike Plus, also suggest a hole-punch camera. Keeping the headphone jack wouldn't be too unexpected since the Pixel 3A also has one. But because more and more phones do not have the audio port, including the Pixel 4, Google could go either way with keeping it or leaving it off on the Pixel 4A.

Pixel 4A camera: May have same dual cameras as Pixel 4

One of the foremost compelling things about the Pixel 3A was that it had an equivalent excellent camera because the Pixel 3, and it might add up for Google to pack the Pixel 4A with an equivalent camera hardware because the Pixel 4. which will include two rear cameras (a 12.2-megapixel standard camera and a 16-megapixel telephoto lens) also as an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. But do not be too surprised if Google decides to combine it up by not copying itself exactly. Last year, it didn't carry over the second wide-angle front-facing camera that was on the Pixel 3 to the Pixel 3A, and it debuted a time-lapse video mode on the Pixel 3A that was new Pixel phones.

Pixel 4A and 5G connectivity?

When Google launched the Pixel 4 and 4 XL in October 2019, the corporate didn't unveil any 5G plans and hasn't revealed any 5G plans since. it might be surprising if the corporate decided that the midlevel Pixel 4A would be its first 5G phone; one would think it would save a marquee feature for the upcoming Pixel 5 flagship (expected in October). But because of Qualcomm's cheaper Snapdragon 765 chipset, cheaper phones can have 5G connectivity and cheap 5G phones are already available, just like the Coolpad Legacy 5G and therefore the TCL 10 5G, so it isn't out of the realm of possibility.

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