Narrowly ahead of the Pixel 4a going on sale in the UK, Google has announced the 5G version. Here's what you need to know about the aptly named Pixel 4a 5G.

Google unveiled the smartphone alongside the Pixel 5 as well as the Chromecast with Google TV and Nest Audio smart speaker.

Read our full Pixel 4a 5G review.

When is the Pixel 4a 5G's release date?

Now Google has held its 'Launch Night In' event, we can confirm that the Pixel 4a 5G release date is 19 November in the UK.

Note that it's only available in one colour: Just Black. It's unknown then the Clearly White model will arrive.

Also note that the regular Pixel 4a finally goes on sale in the UK tomorrow, 1 October.

How much is the Pixel 4a 5G?

Oddly, Google announced the price of the Pixel 4a 5G a while ago stating that it would cost US$499.

We can also confirm, as expected, that it will be priced at £499 in the UK and 499 Euros.

You can pre-order it now from the Google store as well as retailers like John Lewis, Mobiles, Carphone Warehouse, EE and Vodafone.

Many places are offering a free pair of Bose QC 35 II noise cancelling headphones if you do pre-order. A great deal considering they are worth £299.

What are the Pixel 4a 5G specs?

Although you might think that the Pixel 4a 5G is simply a version of the regular 4a but with added 5G connectivity, you'd be wrong. And not just slightly wrong, the phone is considerably different.

Pixel 4a 5G Clearly White

You could think of it as the Pixel 4a XL or even, in some ways the Pixel 5 XL. That's because it has a much larger 6.2in display, still OLED with a 60Hz refresh rate for those interested.

Although it looks visually similar (beyond the larger size), the 4a 5G shares some specs with the Pixel 5 starting with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G and also dual rear cameras.

They consist of a 12.2Mp main sensor along with a 16Mp ultrawide secondary shooter. Further specs include a 3800mAh battery with 18W fast charging, a headphone jack and Android 11.

Google Pixel 4a 5G specs:

  • Android 11
  • 6.24in OLED display, 60Hz, 2340x1080
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage
  • 12.2Mp main camera with OIS
  • 16Mp ultrawide camera
  • 8Mp selfie camera
  • Rear fingerprint scanner
  • Headphone jack
  • Stereo speakers
  • 11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
  • NFC
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • 5G support
  • 3800mAh battery
  • 18W fast charging
  • 153.9x74x8.2mm
  • 168g

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