Rumor: Google will only release 5.8″ version of Pixel 4a, XL model has been scrapped

New details about the Pixel 4a smartphone have surfaced that Google plans to release in the near future. Parts of an XL variant have also appeared, but Google has reportedly deleted them.

9to5Google reports that the specifications of the Pixel 4a have been confirmed and the reporting corresponds to previous rumors about the device. Google would release the smartphone as the Google Pixel 4a and provide it with a 5.81″ screen with an OLED panel and a resolution of 2340×1080 pixels. This makes the resolution slightly higher than the Pixel 3A, which has a 5.6″ screen with 2280×1080 pixels.

The processor is a Snapdragon 730 and there is 6GB of RAM. This was already apparent from a hands-on video of a prototype. As far as storage is concerned, there will be variants with 64GB and 128GB. Google would integrate its Titan M security chip, but not the Pixel Neural Core of the Pixel 4 and 4 XL. Also missing is the Soli radar for facial recognition and gesture control. According to 9to5Google, the battery capacity is 3080mAh and there is fast charging at 18W via USB-C, but no wireless charging via Qi.

The camera of the Pixel 4a is a 12.2-megapixel and the front camera is reported to be almost identical to that of the 3a, with a resolution of 8 megapixels. The 4a still features a 3.5mm audio connector. The American price would be $399, according to the well-known smartphone leaker Evan Blass, just like the 3a last year. Until now, it was believed that Google would announce the Pixel 4a at its virtual I/O conference in May. TechDroider already publishes photos of the packaging of the device.

In China, an eBay listing is said to show a prototype of the scrapped Pixel 4a XL. According to 9to5Google, this contains two cameras, where the final Pixel 4a has to make do with a single camera.

Source: TechDroider

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