Phones Editor, Tech AdvisorMAR 9, 2020 5:57 am GMT
Photos have leaked of the alleged Google Pixel 4a ahead of its expected launch. The event at which it was rumoured to be announced, Google I/O,
was cancelled due to fears over the global outbreak of coronavirus.
The event would have run from 12-14 May in California. Last year Google used the event to launch the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, the first mid-range Pixel phones. They used plastic construction and mid-tier specs to great effect, offering practically the same outstanding cameras and the same Google-brand Android version.
With May approaching, photos have leaked on
Reddit and via
9to5Google of what could be a Pixel 4a in a Google official fabric case. 9to5Google expressed some doubts over the authenticity of the photos given it can’t spot a speaker grille in the top of the phone and the absence of the clock from the status bar shows this could have been doctored.
It is sometimes common for people to leak fake photos of upcoming smartphones. Motives uncertain, time on hands abundant.
We hope Google manages to keep the pricing of the Pixel 4a at £399/$399 like the 3a, as at that price it’s pretty easy to recommend as one of the best Android phones going. Hopefully the 4a won’t have the terrible,
device-ruining battery life of the regular Pixel 4.
Henry is Tech Advisor’s Phones Editor, ensuring he and the team covers and reviews every smartphone worth knowing about for readers and viewers all over the world. He spends a lot of time moving between different handsets and shouting at WhatsApp to support multiple devices at once.