Google launched the Pixel 4a in the month of August in its home country after a long delay. At the same time, the internet search giant also announced its budget handset for India, however, it neither revealed its availability nor its price. But now, after two months from the device’s initial debut, the company has finally confirmed that Pixel 4a will be available in the world’s second-largest smartphone market from October 16 along with Nest Audio.
Both of them can be yours for an introductory price tags of ₹29,999 ($410) and ₹6,999 ($96) as part for Flipkart Big Billion Days sale. Thereafter, they will sell for ₹31,999 ($437) and ₹7,999 ($109) respectively. For comparison, the predecessors of these two devices debuted for ₹39,999 ($547) and ₹9,999 ($137).
The Google Pixel 4a is one of the best-rated budget smartphones in the US for its $349 asking price. But in India, even at an introductory price of ₹29,999, it will be competing against the likes of OnePlus Nordrealme X3/X3 SuperZoom, Redmi K20 Pro, and realme 7 Pro to name a few. All of these handsets are cheaper than the Pixel 4a and offer better hardware.
However, where Google excels is in the camera as well as the software department. The Pixel 4a, with its single 12.2 Sony IMX363 sensor performs better than most handsets, as per reviews by major publications.
But it is powered by an older Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G chipset paired with 128GB UFS 2.1 storage and 6GB RAM. This silicon is not bad but the competition offers many powerful chips like Snapdragon 855/855+ and Snapdragon 765G.
On the plus side, the Pixel 4a comes with a manageable 5.8-inch OLED display and weighs only 143g, thanks to its polycarbonate build. It even comes with a 3.5mm headphone that other devices in this range lack. In other words, it is a niche device and is definitely not meant for everyone.
Talking about Nest Audio, it is the direct successor to the original Google Home launched back in 2017 with a revamped design. Even the international reviews for it are positive just like the Pixel 4a.
That said, though it comes in five colors, in India, Google will be only selling the Chalk and Charcoal options. Apart from Flipkart, it will be also available at Reliance Digital and Tata Cliq retail stores spread across the country.
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