Google has introduced a midrange lineup for the first time in 2019, and fans are expecting the company to have a follow-up this year as well. According to information, the 2020 phones that should be called Pixel 4a and Pixel 4a XL are already in development with Snadpragon 730 and Snapdragon 765 respective chipsets.
Google usually code-names its phones after fishes, and now we have sunfish, redfin, and bramble. The first one is the device with the SD730 platform, which would compete against the Redmi K30 or the Galaxy A71 in the midrange market at a somewhat affordable price.
Redfin and Bramble are both with Snapdragon 765. However, XDA-Developers revealed the first one is made by FIH Mobile, which is a Foxconn company. It is being developed on Android 10 and that’s pretty much it. The latter lacks any information, so assumptions are one of the devices is a development board and the other is the actual expected Pixel 4a XL.
If it really has Snapdragon 765, a chipset with an integrated 5G modem, we might be looking at a phone aiming for an upper-midrange price tag and trying to compete with devices such as Oppo Reno3 Pro, Galaxy S10 Lite and Galaxy Note10 Lite.
Google Pixel 4a design confirmed
OnLeaks released renders of the Pixel 4a, images showing off protective cases for the phone confirm the design. And we kind of wish they didn’t. The square camera hump just doesn’t look right with a single camera.
Especially since that camera is in the bottom right corner of the square and the LED flash is in the top left. Wouldn’t the other way around have been better? Not that the face-like arrangement on the Pixel 4 is perfect, but this looks even weirder. The Pixel 4a is expected to have a 5.81” screen and that may be the only mid-range Google phone this year as the larger Pixel 4a XL is reportedly a no-go. Of course, even if this proves false, the camera on the XL model wouldn’t have been any different.