Can this mid-range android outplay the coming iPhone SE 2020? Here are the rumors we have heard so far.
The year 2016 has been the year Google started to release the pixels. The Pixels are Google’s lineup of Android phones that’s been marketed to consumers with premium and high-end flagships. But just this month, Google tried to do something different with the release of Pixel 3a. Though, we might don’t know yet the meaning behind the letter “a” after the number, it is said that this lineup will be the next great hit.
The first Pixel 3a released is a mid-range android with great specs, solid build quality, and outstanding camera performance for less than $400. This then gives high expectations to the rumored Google Pixel 4a, which will be released within the next month. However, during the launch it is expected from them to have a lot of compromises following the inadvertent release of the iPhone SE 2020.
Thanks to various leaks and rumors online we now have an idea of what to expect from the Google Pixel 4a, if this is a cheaper take on the Pixel 4.
Here’s the Pixel 4a at a glance:
- Originally cost $399 but with the new iPhone release, it went down to $349
- 6GB Ram
- 64GB to 128GB storage
- Android 10
- 5.81-inch, 2340 x 1080 screen
- 60Hz refresh rate
- 12.2 -megapixel rear camera
- 8-megapixel selfie camera
- 3080mAh battery
- Snapdragon 730 processor
Pixel 4a Design:
The Pixel 4a will have a full plastic body unlike the high range phones that are sleek with their premium metal material. The two most bold design differences with this year’s model is the hole-punch camera cutout and the square rear camera module, which oddly carries one lens. This is likely intentional to establish a design lineage with the Pixel 4.
On the top edge, the headphone jack is present, which is a good advantage to those consumers who have a tighter budget like me. And on the bottom, the standard USB-C port can be found. At the back is the rear fingerprint sensor and the signature Google logo. The rear fingerprint has been commended for being responsive and reliable in locking and unlocking a Pixel phone in a split-second.
The immense design difference between the Pixel 4a and its predecessor is the lack of an Active Edge feature which allows you to squeeze the side of the phone to control the Google Assistant.
Pixel 4a Display and Cameras:
Ditching the signature heavy bezel of the Pixel lineage, it is rumored that the new Pixel 4a will have a punch-hole selfie camera in the top left corner with a display in between 5.7 to 5.8-inch range. Many speculated that the phone will have a 5.8-inch OLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution.
Some testers already have a hold of the Pixel 4a. They highlighted that this midrange particularly excels in low light and the outdoor shots look more colorful and sharp. This will become the greatest advantage of the newly released iPhone SE, which only relies on a single rear camera augmented by neural processing.
For the video features, Pixel 4a contains a code for a 24fps video mode which are the staples for smartphone video. This entices videographers or outdoorsy who want extra versatility in their frame rates for various mechanical and artistic reasons.
Pixel 4a Features and Performance:
Many mentions that the Pixel 4a specs only have the Snapdragon 730. It also has a 6GB Ram which would be an improvement from the previous version, Pixel 3a. The recurring problem with Google Pixel smartphones, which they have not resolved yet, is that their battery life declines quicker than competing devices. Since most of us need smartphone batteries, that’ll last us a day.
The Initial Verdict
With all the rumors circulating, we can already tell whether this phone can compete with the release of the most affordable high-end iPhone SE 2020. Some comments read that this new midrange is less enticing than the previous one due to its affordability and quality. But, we can’t tell yet if this is a Nada android for there might be changes along the way.