Last week, popular leaker, OnLeaks shared renders of the Pixel 4a, the successor to Google’s first affordable Pixel phone, the Pixel 3a. He didn’t share renders of a successor to the Pixel 3a XL, so we assumed the device, which should arrive as the Pixel 4a XL, will show up in the future. Unfortunately, that may not happen accord ing to tech YouTuber, Dave Lee.
In a YouTube video he posted yesterday, he revealed that there will be no Pixel 4a XL (around the 30-second mark). This is surprising as all the Pixel phones Google has released so far have a bigger variant.
He explains that the reason Google is ditching the bigger variant is that it didn’t sell as much as the smaller variant. The Pixel 3a launched for $399 while the Pixel 3a XL was priced at $479, pushing it into the affordable flagship killer price range. Seeing as the more affordable sold more, it is understandable why there won’t be an XL model this year.
He also revealed in the video that the Pixel 4a will come in three colors – Black (with a green power button), White (with an orange power button), and Arctic Blue (with a hot pink power button).
The Pixel 4a will have a 5.81-inch display with a punch hole at the top left corner. On the back is a squircle-shaped camera housing with a single camera and LED flash inside. There is also a fingerprint scanner in the middle.
The phone will have a plastic unibody with an audio jack at the top and a USB Type-C port at the bottom. It won’t have support for wireless charging which isn’t surprising as it is not a feature we expect a mid-range phone to have. The camera specs, battery capacity, and processor remain unknown at the moment but we are pretty sure it will run Android 10 out of the box.