Google Pixel 4a: priced at just $349, it's the new budget champion

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The budget-minded Pixel 4a is coming out four months after Apple released a discount iPhone, the SE, priced at US$399. With its in-house Android OS it is worth considering.

Well, let us look at the two important takeaways for India from the Google Pixel phone announcement for 2020.

Little has been revealed about the 5G models at this stage, with most of the attention being focused on the non-5G 4a.

The listing (via 9to5Google) contains a ton of information about the phone, save for a full spec sheet and the price. The company also announced that it will launch the first 5G-enabled Pixels, Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, this Fall.

The Pixel 4a camera includes features such as Live HDR+, dual exposure controls, Night Sight with astrophotography1, social share, portrait mode and Super Res Zoom. An 8-megapixel selfie digital camera has been given on the entrance of the cellphone.

Previously, it was reported that the Pixel 4a (5G) would sport a 6.1-inch display, and the Pixel 5 will feature a 5.8-inch screen.

It has a Personal Safety app for real-time emergency notification and vehicle crash detection. Now, in addition to captioning videos, Live Caption will also work with audio and voice calls, showing captions for the audio in real time.

It took a lot of anticipation, teasers and a COVID-19 related delay, but the Google Pixel 4a finally launched, bringing extra bang for your buck. It now is multilingual with options of command in German, French, Spanish and Italian, in addition to English, with more languages coming soon.

The giant Pixel 4A is built with an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor and Titan M Security chip. However, you may have to pay up to $389 if you need the fabric case.

It has 3-month free trials of YouTube Premium, Google Play Pass and Google One.

By teaming up with ADT, Google hopes that its AI and machine learning algorithms will be able to support and enhance ADT's security monitoring by providing more comprehensive coverage with better connectivity and fewer false alarms. The device is already available for pre-order, and it is projected to begin shipping on August 20. There are plenty of phones in this price range with two (or more) rear cameras, though most of the time, the secondary lenses are too low-resolution to create excellent photos.

As mentioned above, there are three smartphones to be released this year. Firstly, because it does not enjoy a similar popularity as Apple as a device maker. The Google Pixel 5 will run on Android 11 out-of-the-box but will still use a rear fingerprint sensor.

USA customers can already pre-order the Pixel 4a directly from the Google Store now, while United Kingdom customers will have to wait until 10 September.

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