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Google Pixel 4a retail box and complete specs leaked, expected to launch soon

On: April 12, 2020

Google’s upcoming mid-range Pixel 4a was spotted in multiple live images recently. Notably, a hands-on video of the smartphone had surfaced online last month. Now, the Pixel 4a’s retail box has leaked online hinting at its imminent launch. The smartphone’s design on the box is in line with past rumours and renders. Additionally, 9to5Google has shared the entire spec sheet of the upcoming smartphone. The Pixel 4a is a toned-down variant of the Pixel 4 and will debut as the successor to last year’s Pixel 3a. 

Google Pixel 4a retail box leaked images

The packaging of the Pixel 4a is the same as previous Pixel boxes. It shows two-thirds of the back panel of the device. The retail box reveals the Pixel 4a in a Black colour variant with a white power button on the right side. It confirms a protruding square camera bump at the top left corner housing a single sensor and an LED flash. Apart from this, the retail box doesn’t reveal any additional details. 

Google Pixel 4a specifications and features

Based on the past leaks, Google is adopting a punch-hole display on its upcoming Pixel 4a. According to 9to5Google, it will feature a 5.81-inch OLED screen bearing FHD+ resolution. The device will also ditch the dual-tone back panel design found on its predecessor. The report states that it will be offered in Just Black and Barely Blue colour variants. The Pixel 4a is rumoured to be powered by a Snapdragon 730 chipset. The smartphone is expected to pack up to 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. It will reportedly run on a 3,080mAh battery unit with support for 18W charging. The device will feature a 3.5mm jack and USB-C port, but not the Soli sensor or face unlock. Notably, the omission of the Soli sensor would allow the device to be launched in India. The previous Pixel 4 and 4 XL were not launched here since the Soli radar utilizes the 60Hz mm wave frequency which is not open for commercial use in the country.

The report also claims that Google won’t be releasing the Pixel 4a XL variant. The standard model is expected to cost $399 (~Rs 30,600). Google was expected to launch the smartphone at its annual developer conference next month, but this has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, it is expected to debut soon since the retail box has leaked online. 

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