Google teases Pixel 4a announcement on August 3
Google’s next Pixel phone will be revealed to fans on August 3, according to a post on the company’s website.
The tech giant put up a teaser page with the outline of a phone and a ‘lorum ipsum’ paragraph full of placeholder text.
Gadget fans have jumped on this as the proof of the forthcoming ‘Pixel 4a’ which will take some of the features of last year’s Google Pixel 4 and cram it into a more affordable mid-range handset.
This isn’t likely to be the fully-fledged Google Pixel 5, though. That could make an appearance later this year ready to do battle with the upcoming iPhone 12.
Digging into the placeholder text reveals a few decidedly non-Latin words that point to features of the upcoming phone. Things like ‘lowlightena capturum’ and ‘longlastingis batterum’ are pretty self-explanatory.
Reading between the lines, we can expect the usual Pixel excellence when it comes to photography and, hopefully, an improvement on the below-average battery life that plagued the Pixel 4.
Google’s social media accounts posted the same teaser image with words blotted out by colours. Tapping on them in the order of the Google logo revealed the words ‘The Google Just What You’ve Been Waiting For Phone’. Which is possibly a nod to the fact that the Pixel ‘a’ phones have a pretty loyal fanbase.
In the same way as many Apple users like the iPhone SE for its affordable price and solid performance, Android users gravitated towards the Pixel 3a for the same reasons.
It’s also the case that many expected to see the Pixel 4a announced at the Google I/O conference in May.
That was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic so fans have had to wait even longer to see the phone announced.
In terms of what to expect from the Pixel 4a, the rumours suggest it’ll feature a 5.8-inch OLED screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset, 64GB of storage space, 6GB of RAM and, of course, a decent camera and relatively low price.
We just have to wait a few days to find out if those predictions turn out to be accurate.
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