Pixel 4a official, Google launches its low-cost smartphone: features

The Pixel 4a is Google's new budget smartphone: on board the Snapdragon 730G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage

The Pixel 4a is official: Google has finally launched its low-cost mid-range smartphone, which was expected last May, but due to the cancellation of Google I/O 2020 and the outbreak of the pandemic has been postponed until today, August 3. A highly anticipated device and not only because it is made by the Mountain View company. The previous model proved to be one of the best for its price range and able to rival on equal terms with the various smartphones from Xiaomi, Huawei and Samsung, despite some inferior technical features.

With the Pixel 4a Google tries to use the same recipe: mid-range features, lower than the competition, but embellished with an operating system that improves the final result. It is no coincidence that the Pixel 4a, despite a single rear sensor, manages to take better pictures than most competitors. After all, it's the secret that has made the Pixel among the best camera phones available on the market.

The Pixel 4a, however, does not support 5G connectivity. The processor, the Snapdragon 730G, doesn't have a modem for the super-fast network, which could disadvantage the smartphone. Google, however, is already ready to run for cover and launch a 5G version in the coming months, when the Pixel 5 will be launched on the market.

Technical data sheet Pixel 4a

A balanced smartphone. The data sheet of the Pixel 4a takes a picture of what for all intents and purposes is a mid-range device that can have its say in one of the most device-rich market segments. On board is the Snapdragon 730G chipset with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The OLED screen has a 5.81-inch diagonal with FullHD+ resolution.

The smartphone is characterized by having only two cameras: a rear and a front one. The front one is 8 Megapixels, while the rear one is 12.2 Megapixels. Thanks to the Google Camera and artificial intelligence, the quality of the images is really very high. The battery is 3140mAh with 18W fast charging.

Price and launch date Pixel 4A in Italy

The price of the Pixel 3A is 389 euros and will be available from October, perhaps a little too late compared to the evolution of the market.